New York: Chas. S. Clark Company, . First edition. A set that included historical authors (like Shakespeare) was published in the same year, and an expanded “Modern Authors” set was published in 1925. All editions are scarce. OCLC records no copies of the present edition, one copy of the set with historical authors (Harvard), and two copies of the second “Modern Authors” set (Winfield Unified School District in Kansas and Kent State). Each card is illustrated in color with an American author (including Edith Wharton, Henry Van Dyke, and Joseph C. Lincoln). The player holding the card plays as the author pictured, and the rules printed inside instruct players on how to interact with each other in games (“You are Edith Wharton…Play the first game with Irvin Cobb as partner at table three”). Corners of lid a bit rubbed. White paper on bottom of box worn away. Each card is one leaf folded in half. Cards inside are fresh and clean, each with the original colorful cord tie at upper corner. A near-fine set of these rare game cards in the very good original box. Black printed paper card box. Box (2 ” x 5 ”) enclosing full set of twelve folding tally cards for calculating card game scores (bridge and five hundred). Item #17334
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