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    PORTRAIT AUTHORS GAME SET. This card game probably appeared in 1874. It’s comprised of 64 cards featuring woodcut likenesses of 32 contemporary authors and 32 corresponding biography cards. Measuring 2 5/8" x 3 7/8", their reverses bear a very fashionable design. As we should anticipate, literary celebrities include Washington Irving, Horatio Alger, Longfellow, Whittier, Dickens, Hawthorne and Twain, to mention a few. Complete with game instructions, these 64 cards are uniformly EX with only light corner wear and with no creases evident.

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    December, 2003
    9th Tuesday
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