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  • Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy. A New Game

    An astronomical board game, folded into cardboard slip case, entitled 'Science in Sport, or the Pleasures of Astronomy; A New & Instructive Pastime. Revised & approved by Mrs. Bryan; Blackheath', 'Published, December 17th 1804, by the Proprietor, John Wallis, No. 16, Ludgate Street, London:____ of whom may be had Science…

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    HMS Hood is one of the most famous British battleships of World War II and in her time the largest warship in the world. Named after one of the most distinguished naval families, she was a battlecruiser of 41,000 tons. Launched on 22 August 1918 and, after trials and a...

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