The game is described as 'designed to allure the minds of youth to an acquaintance with the wonders of nature'.
The playing surface has 37 playing spaces each containing an animal.
The animals featured include the otter, armadillo, beaver, sheep, rat, lynx, monkey and fox. The end of the game is marked by the lion, the king of all the beasts.
Title and date from game board.
Title only on the slipcase: Walliss new game of The Naturalist. Published July 25, 1813
The hand-colored, engraved sheet mounted in six sections on a single folded sheet of linen.
The title page of the 24 page booklet of rules reads:
Explanation to Walliss new game of The Naturalist. In which it describes each animal at length and both domestic and wild animals are discussed.
It is Printed for E. Wallis, 42, Skinner-Street, Snow-Hill
The Naturalist - Condition / Playing sheet - undamaged, good but with odd grubby marks on the background / Original Rule Booklet - good - odd pencil marks on some pages / Slipcase - Good - scuffed, with the paper lifting at the edges, the picture is good. More pictures availabe on request
Postage / As postage often changes it will be provided at time of purchase. Postage will be at cost rounded up to the nearest £1.00 to cover packaging
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