McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890

One of a number of “authors” card games made by McLoughlin Bros. beginning in 1875. According to the Strong Museum of Play, this “Game of Illustrated Authors” was published c.1890, but I wonder if the correct date is a few years earlier. The game is a quartet type game, the object of which is to collect groups of 4. There are no accompanying rules.

The game is complete at 48 cards, 12 groups of 4 cards each. All 4 cards in each group have the same illustration of the author; they differ in the order given at the bottom for the name of the author and his representative works. The cards are wide, measuring 89mm x 64mm, and are housed in the beautiful original McLoughlin box.

The cards are in what I would call very good used condition; I have shown all 48 cards in the pictures to assist in evaluation. The box is in very good condition for its age – one of the McLoughlin boxes that are works of art by themselves.

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McLoughlin Bros. “Game of Illustrated Authors” Card Game, c.1890

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