|Description||One of the most important collections of printed ephemera in the world assembled by John de Monins Johnson between c.1923 and 1956. The majority of material is British and dates from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. There are over 1 million items in the original collection but additions have been made since. It includes the Donald Welsh collection of Card Games and Playing Cards, and the Mary Gardner Collection of Happy Families card games. It also includes games puzzles and toys from the Ballam Collection, which have a separate collection entry in this database.
There is more detail in the Detailed Information note for the Bodleian Library (see above)|