1845. England: early Victorian period, c. 1845.
114 bone tiles with engraved letters in black, enclosed in the original mahogany box with bone panel on the sliding top lettered SPELLING ALPHABET. In very good condition, slight wear to some of the discs but no loss.
§ Of considerable rarity complete and in perfect condition, these four alphabet sets and two extra sets of vowels were intended for young children to play with to learn the alphabet. By their nature they would be easily damaged or lost and a complete set in the original container like this is almost unfindable. Item #107968