Peter Coddles Esq. and his Trip to New York
box: 1 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 6 in. ( 3.2 x 12.1 x 15.2 cm ) each card: 1 x 2 in. ( 2.5 x 5.1 cm )
lithographed: on the box cover: "PETER CODDLES/ ESQ./ AND/ HIS TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ MANUFACTURED/ BY./ J. H. SINGER./ NEW YORK./ U.S.A."
Card game with box, instruction booklet and 84 playing cards; on cover of cardboard box, lithographed illustration of a Peter Coddle with a beard and carrying an umbrella and case; cover inscribed, "PETER CODDLES/ ESQ./ AND/ HIS TRIP/ TO/ NEW YORK/ MANUFACTURED/ BY./ J. H. SINGER./ NEW YORK./ 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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