SHEWING THEIR UTILITY
Published by THOMAS VARTY 31 Strand
And Sold by all Booksellers and Toymen
"... their service during life and uses after death."
Roake & Varty were publishers
located at 31 Strand from 1820-1847. From 1847 to 1853, Varty was the sole owner.
The advertisement on the inside top cover (shown below) makes no mention of
Roake, so I assume this puzzle is from the 1847-1853 time frame. The puzzle above is advertised, "Fitted up in handsome boxes, price 6s each, with a
coloured guide print." The puzzle has 39 pieces and is 14.5" x 12.5" made from
mahogany with a paper backing.