The Air at the Top of the Bottle

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Children’s Card Games (9)

May 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

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I assume this isolated card is from an early edition of “Authors.”  There have been many versions over the years; they chart not only changing tastes in design, but in those authors a child was taught were canonical.  I haven’t seen any later editions that include George Bancroft; I guess he was usurped by younger writers.

(Posted by Doug Skinner)

Tags: Card Games · Ephemera

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  • 1 Lisa // May 30, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    I would love to see a full deck of authors nobody remembers.

    The engraving is beautiful, especially the margins.

  • 2 Doug // Jun 6, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Later editions of “Authors” also include some less familiar writers; they’re in the ullage pipeline.

    Bancroft’s “History” is still in print, by the way. It’s supposed to be pretty good.

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