Authors: A Card Game

By: E. E. Fairchild Corporation

Price: $20.00

Quantity: 1 available

Condition: Very Good

Views: 84

Original card game in a red, blue, white, and pale yellow cardboard box. Includes thirty-six cards and cardboard insert to hold the cards. Front of each card has a color illustration of a famous author. Back of each card is blue with white lettering. No date, circa 1940s. Box measures 5 1/4" x 4." Each card measures 2 1/4" x 3 1/2." Box, insert, and thirty-six cards, complete. Box is very clean and intact except for slight age toning, minimal rubbing, and slight wear and bumping to extremities. Cards are very clean and intact except for age toning and slight darkening. A Very Good copy. This is a complete set of Authors, a card game that plays like Go Fish. Players try to collect "books" (as represented by the cards) by the same author to make a set. The player with the most sets wins. Authors was invented by Anne Abbott of Beverly, Massachusetts and was first published in 1861 by G. M. Whipple & A. A. Smith of Salem, Massachusetts. Over the years, different versions were released with different authors. The nine authors in this edition are Louisa May Alcott, Jos. Alexander Altsheler, Charles Dickens, Joel Chandler Harris, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Cornelia Meigs, Francis Wm. Rolt-Wheeler, Elsie Singmaster, and Robert Louis Stevenson. Each author has four books.