Don Quijote Playing Cards, 1820
Hand-colored engravings, cards are 3x2" each, box 1 1/4" thick.
Dutch Playing cards ca. 1820s with original instructions and box.
A charming and very rare card game for children with riddles and answers. Comprised of 92 cards, 32 of which are hand-colored with delightfully whimsical caricatures. Also includes the original paper box with pictorial label and instructions. A similar set is in the British Museum.
The 32 hand-colored images have been framed in two sets of 16.