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Card-Houses

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White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB
West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.

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AbeBooks Seller Since June 4, 2009

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N.d., circa late 1800s. With 96 pictorial (chromolithographic) cards, and 38 blank cards. An folded instruction sheet as well as instructions pasted onto the underside of the box lid. Pictorial cards are interlocking so that they can be arranged to build various structures, and hence the name of the game, "Card-Houses". The game is in essence a precursor of Lego blocks. Of equal interest is the bright chromolithographic imagery of cats, children, roosters, other animals. The cards are each 4 by 2.5 inches, and they are clean and appropriately stiff. The box housing the cards has had loss to the paper that is pasted onto the boards and there is obvious repair to the sides which had at one point become detached but the box is presently completely functional and it is a small miracle that it has survived at all. The instruction sheet is now backed by a piece of linen paper -- one can see the closed tears that inevitably occurred at the folds of the otherwise brittle sheet. Bookseller Inventory # 001630

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Card-Houses

Binding: Box

Book Condition: Very Good

Store Description

Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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