The Improved Game: Peter Coddle And His Latest Trip to New York
Overall: 6 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 in. ( 16.8 x 12.1 x 2.5 cm )
lithographed: on the cover: "THE IMPROVED GAME/ PETER CODDLE/ AND/ HIS LATEST TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N.Y."
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 174 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of Peter Coddle wearing spectacles and carrying an umbrella with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background; cover inscribed, "THE IMPROVED GAME/ PETER CODDLE/ AND/ HIS LATEST TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ McLOUGHLIN BROS. N.Y."
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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