Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame board game cover, marble gazebo guarded by two military men

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame board game cover

Illustrated by John Harris, London, 1811

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame

Hand-colored etching, board game

London, John Harris, 1811

Gameboard cover: 21.25" x 36"

Gameboard: 17.5 x 22.25"

New York Public Library Digital Collections, Rare Book Division

This ornate architectural detail is taken from a board game published in London by John Harris, "The Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame." In that game, players are led by stages to discover that "the most exalted situations in life may be gained by good conduct and attention to learning." Indeed!


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Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame game board, several small portraits of noblemen aligned, behind them is a royal garden

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame board game

Illustrated by John Harris, London, 1811

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame board game rule book title page, black text on cream colored paper

Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame board game rules

Illustrated by John Harris, London, 1811


Photos accessed from "The Road to the Temple of Honour and Fame: An Instructive and Entertaining Game." NYPL Digital Collections. Accessed June 27, 2018. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/collections/the-road-to-the-temple-of-honour-and-fame-an-instructive-and-entertaining-game#/?tab=about.

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