The Young Lady's Oracle. A Fireside Amusement. GAME.

The Young Lady's Oracle. A Fireside Amusement.

London: David Bogue, 1850. Small 8vo, xvi, 80 pp, with a hand coloured second title and a hand coloured extending frontispiece, bound in the original gilt and blind decorated orange cloth, spine and edges darkened, small piece lacking from head of spine. Originally including a card bound in at the end designed to be cut into 16 pieces showing the numbers 3 to 18, which then relate to the questions and many pages of answers in the text. Their relationship is governed by a numerical table at the front and the questions, while generally covering love, marriage and prosperity include such gems as "Am I clever?", "What is wisdom in women?" and "Oracle, what is life?" A charming example of Victorian parlour games. Item #8589

Price: £24.00

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