box: 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 17.1 x 14 x 2.9 cm )
lithographed: on the cover: "PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK/ 4378/ MADE IN U.S.A./ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS., U.S.A."
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 88 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle in silhouette with an umbrella and carrying case with lights, crowds and a 42nd Street sign in the background; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLE'S/ TRIP TO NEW YORK/ 4378/ MADE IN U.S.A./ MILTON BRADLEY CO., SPRINGFIELD, MASS., U.S.A."
The game of "Peter Coddle" in all its various editions was the most popular reading game of the 1880s and 1890s. The game was based around the story of a country boy's misadventures in New York City. Parker Brothers and the other major game manufacturers produced many variations, all neatly packaged in attractive boxes that were usually much larger than their contents required.
The Liman Collection
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