PUZZLES. CUBE PUZZLE. This is a charming cube puzzle in its original wooden box, complete with 5 chromolithographed guide sheets (and the 6th guide is on the cover as issued). The 12 cubes are housed in the original wooden box measuring 8 1/2" x 7" and 2 1/2" high with a hinged wooden lid. No publication information, ca 1880. Some minor wear to paper covering box else VG-Fine. Each of the 6 puzzles depicts various animals at play: 1. 5 adorable cats are frolicing around a globe on a table, 2. a dog on a chain is being teased by a monkey, 3. Five dogs jealously watch a cockatoo on a perch eat bread in a conservatory, 4. a fancy little spaniel lap dog with ribbons in its hair is barking at a ram and 4 sheep, 5. Four dogs are chasing a cat that is running on top of a brick wall and 6. on the box cover are 4 goats beginning to eat a picture on an easel that they've discovered while a young boy shouts in the distance to shoo them away. The images are playful and this is a wonderful puzzle.