London: C. W. Fawlkner & Co, Ca. 1880. Amusing illustrated animal card game with animals printed in color in three sections (head and shoulders, torso and legs) to allow players to make creative combinations.
The set includes a kangaroo named "Mr. Jumping Kangaroo", depicting a kangaroo in mid jump dressed in red and white striped short trousers and red and blue sporting cap (restored crack at the upper left corner top card).
Other costumed animals include: Jacko (monkey); Toby (dog); St. Bernard; Mr. Bull Dog; An Old Sea Dog; Piggie Wiggie; The complete Angler (stork); Squire Turkey; Mr. Poodle (dressed as a dandy with glossy top hat and walking stick); Mr. Alderman Turtle; Mr. Cadger Rat; Puss in Boots; Mrs. Michaelmas Goose; Mr. Bengal Tiger (dressed in Indian Bengal uniform); A Highland Laddie; Mr. Bruin; and King Leo.
16 animal characters in all; each card 3 3/4 x 2 1/2". Some cards with cracks, minor staining. Not found on Trove or WorldCat. Good + condition. Item #24793