The newly invented musical game / by Anne Young.

Designer
Gunn, Anne, active 1800-1803 [Browse]
Format
Visual material
Language
English
Published/​Created
Edinburgh: Manufactured by appointment of the patentee by Muir, Wood, and Co., and sold wholesale and retail at their warehouse no.7 Leith Street, opposite the Terrace; London: and by Mr. Thomas Preston, no.97 Strand, [1803?]
Description
1 wooden box : [2] engraved game boards, 45 x 27 x 11 cm

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Biographical/​Historical note
Anne Young was a concert pianist, music teacher, and inventor of musical games. She married John Gunn in 1803, may have separated by 1812. Anne may have died in 1826.
Notes
  • Princeton copy: Imperfect, one of the game boards split across, pieces missing.
  • Princeton copy: The left hand drawer contains the following pieces: 4 long wood pieces, 2 long wood pieces with red tips, 13 short wood pieces, 1 cylindrical wood container of 12 red dyed ivory disks (large counters), 1 cylindrical wood container of 12 red dyed ivory disks (small counters), 12 ivory pieces with musical notation, 1 ivory plate with treble clef, 12 ivory dice. The right hand drawer contains the following pieces: 9 long ivory pieces, 5 long ivory pieces with red tips, 1 medium length ivory piece, 5 short ivory pieces, 1 cylindrical wood container of 12 ivory disks (large counters), 1 cylindrical wood container of 12 ivory disks (small counters), 14 ivory pieces with musical notation, 1 ivory plate with treble clef, 16 ivory dice. No pieces contained in center compartment.
  • The game was originally manufactured in 1801. But this may be a later edition since the design matches the illustration of the Musical game in the folding frontispiece of Anne Gunn's, Introduction to Music (Edinburgh: Sold by Muir, Wood, and Co., Leith Street, 1803), an updated explanation of the rules and games contained in the Musical game.
  • Title and publication information from sheet pasted at bottom of compartment between the drawers.
Other title(s)
Musical game
OCLC
1340487137
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