1872 DATED CARD GAME IN THE ORIGINAL BOX

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Item Code: 668-150

This card game is titled “GAME OF AUTHORS” and was produced by Porter & Coates of Philadelphia.

There are 53 cards in the set including the instruction card. Each meas. approx. 2.50 x 3.50 inches. Each card has the title of a book or author at top with three headers below it that somehow relate to the title and author. Some of the books listed in the game are “UNCLE TOM’S CABIN,” “GIBBON’S DECLINE AND FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE,” “CONQUEST OF MEXICO” and “HIAWATHA” while some of the authors mentioned are “HARRIET BEECHER STOW,” “CHARLES DICKENS,” “NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE,” “WASHINGTON IRVING” etc…

The cards come housed in their original cardboard box which is wrapped in blue cloth with black lettering on the front that has faded some and is difficult to read.

The cards are in excellent condition. They are clean and all printing is clear. The box exterior shows light wear and surface dirt. The bottom of the box has “AUTHORS” written in modern ink but otherwise the box is in excellent shape for its age.

It is not often that a game that is 147 years old turns up complete, in the original box and in very good condition.  [ad]

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