Cardboard, wood, paper
Box: 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 x 1 in. (11.1 x 14.6 x 2.5 cm)
Board game consisting of instruction booklet and playing pieces in box; cardboard box with cover illustration, in yellow, orange, green, and brown, of Roman-style bust (profile view) with helmet with golden shield and sword at right, next to various classical motifs such as a frieze and foliage, with inscriptions woven into design, sides of box with repeating abstract pattern including flowers in medallions; 74 wooden playing pieces, colored red, brown, yellow, and green.
printed: on bottom of box: "TRADE 'HALMA' MARK Registered/Patented May 29, 1888/ Copyrighted 1889 by the Halma Co./E.I. HORSMAN CO./PUBLISHERS AND SOLE AGENTS FOR THE HALMA CO."
printed: on box lid: "HALMA/Published by/E.I. HORSMAN/NEW YORK/COPYRIGHTED 1885/MAY 29, 1888"
printed: on instruction booklet: "Copyrighted 1885 by G. H. Monks/ Copyrighted 1889 BY THE HALMA CO./ [illustration of board/ TRADE 'HALMA' MARK/REGISTERED/ 'HALMA' is played on a checkerboard of 256 squares/ Two or four persons can/ play the social game and one may enjoy/ the solitaires/ in each corner of the board a YARD of/ 13 squares is enclosed by a dotted/red line. These yards are used when four persons play in two corners a heavy/ red line enclosed six additional squares/ forming YARDS of 19 squares each/ to be used when but 2 persons play [instructions continue for 13 pages with two pages of advertisements"
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