London: Waddy Production, c. 1938. 10 1/2 x 16 1/4" x 1 1/4" box with title stamped in gilt to top panel, with 7 fitted compartments within holding four large photographically illustrated "frame" cards, and 3 sets of 13 small photographically illustarted feature cards, and 12 printed "character" cards, along with two booklets, one entitled "Rules & Play" and the seond "Book of Keys".
A remarkable combinatory card game based upon Penry's physiological book Character from the Face. The game was eventually adopted for internal use by the British Police, making it not just one of the most remarkable photo-illustrated games ever made, but also a document of surveillance and criminology.
Contents largely near fine, with light rubbing to extremities and some minor curling of the frame cards. The box is worn and good only, with rubbing to extremities, splits at the corners, and some staining and discoloration. Rare. Item #27622