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Gambling Memorabilia, Playing Cards, Cheating Devices

by Potter & Potter Auctions Inc.


266 lots | 265 with images

May 18, 2013

Live Auction

3759 N. Ravenswood Ave

Suite 121

Chicago, IL, 60613 USA

Email: info@potterauctions.com

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Ackermann, Rudolf. Pictorial Cards in Thirteen Plates, Each Containing Four Subjects, Partly Designed from the Subjoined Tale of Beatrice; or, The Fracas. London: R. Ackermann, 1819. Pp. [1-3], 4-28. Original front wrapper bound in at rear. Tooled

Lot 1: Ackermann, Rudolf. Pictorial Cards in Thirteen Plates, Each Containing Four Subjects, Partly Designed from the Subjoined Tale of Beatrice; or, The Fracas. London: R. Ackermann, 1819. Pp. [1-3], 4-28. Original front wrapper bound in at rear. Tooled

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Description: Ackermann, Rudolf. Pictorial Cards in Thirteen Plates, Each Containing Four Subjects, Partly Designed from the Subjoined Tale of Beatrice; or, The Fracas. London: R. Ackermann, 1819. Pp. [1-3], 4-28. Original front wrapper bound in at rear. Tooled red morocco, spine banded and stamped in gold. 13 hand-colored plates. 4to. Nice copy. Rare. See Jessel 4.

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Alliette (Etteilla), Jean Baptiste. Jeu Des Tarots, ou Le Livre de Thot.... Paris, 1788. New calf, stamped in gold. Twelve pages of text + 78 hand-colored plates, comprising a complete tarot deck in color. 8vo. Text pages cropped very close, some

Lot 2: Alliette (Etteilla), Jean Baptiste. Jeu Des Tarots, ou Le Livre de Thot.... Paris, 1788. New calf, stamped in gold. Twelve pages of text + 78 hand-colored plates, comprising a complete tarot deck in color. 8vo. Text pages cropped very close, some

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Description: Alliette (Etteilla), Jean Baptiste. Jeu Des Tarots, ou Le Livre de Thot.... Paris, 1788. New calf, stamped in gold. Twelve pages of text + 78 hand-colored plates, comprising a complete tarot deck in color. 8vo. Text pages cropped very close, some page edges and corners reinforced; very good overall.

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Anthony, Sir (Keresztfalvy, A. Vitez). The High Art of Gambling. N.p., ca. 1937. Brown pictorial wraps. Square 12mo. Wraps chipped at extremities; good condition.

Lot 3: Anthony, Sir (Keresztfalvy, A. Vitez). The High Art of Gambling. N.p., ca. 1937. Brown pictorial wraps. Square 12mo. Wraps chipped at extremities; good condition.

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Description: Anthony, Sir (Keresztfalvy, A. Vitez). The High Art of Gambling. N.p., ca. 1937. Brown pictorial wraps. Square 12mo. Wraps chipped at extremities; good condition.

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Ashton, John. History of Gambling in England. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. Red cloth with paper spine label. 8vo. Exterior and label rubbed. Good.

Lot 4: Ashton, John. History of Gambling in England. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. Red cloth with paper spine label. 8vo. Exterior and label rubbed. Good.

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Description: Ashton, John. History of Gambling in England. Chicago: Herbert S. Stone & Company, 1899. Red cloth with paper spine label. 8vo. Exterior and label rubbed. Good.

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Barnum, P.T. The Swindlers of America. New York: J.S. Ogilvie, 1903. Colored pictorial wraps. 8vo. Paper considerably browned and chipped, title page loose, but contents sound; fair. Subtitled

Lot 5: Barnum, P.T. The Swindlers of America. New York: J.S. Ogilvie, 1903. Colored pictorial wraps. 8vo. Paper considerably browned and chipped, title page loose, but contents sound; fair. Subtitled "Who they are and how they work," the cover features the

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Description: Barnum, P.T. The Swindlers of America. New York: J.S. Ogilvie, 1903. Colored pictorial wraps. 8vo. Paper considerably browned and chipped, title page loose, but contents sound; fair. Subtitled "Who they are and how they work," the cover features the Three Shell Game in process, and the book itself describes the methods of confidence men, quack doctors, and more.

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Benham, W. Gurney. Playing Cards. The History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets. London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., 1931. First edition. Green cloth stamped in black and gold. 242 illustrations, some in color. 4to. One bump to

Lot 6: Benham, W. Gurney. Playing Cards. The History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets. London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., 1931. First edition. Green cloth stamped in black and gold. 242 illustrations, some in color. 4to. One bump to

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Description: Benham, W. Gurney. Playing Cards. The History of the Pack and Explanations of its Many Secrets. London and Melbourne: Ward, Lock & Co., 1931. First edition. Green cloth stamped in black and gold. 242 illustrations, some in color. 4to. One bump to outer edge, no jacket, otherwise very good. Nice copy.

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Benzon, Ernest. How I Lost £250,000 in Two Years. London: Trischler, n.d. (ca. 1890). Blue cloth stamped in gold with beveled boards. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Flyleaf torn and crudely repaired, light exterior wear; good. Includes

Lot 7: Benzon, Ernest. How I Lost £250,000 in Two Years. London: Trischler, n.d. (ca. 1890). Blue cloth stamped in gold with beveled boards. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Flyleaf torn and crudely repaired, light exterior wear; good. Includes

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Description: Benzon, Ernest. How I Lost £250,000 in Two Years. London: Trischler, n.d. (ca. 1890). Blue cloth stamped in gold with beveled boards. Engraved portrait frontispiece. 8vo. Flyleaf torn and crudely repaired, light exterior wear; good. Includes extensive writing on gambling, Monte Carlo, horse racing, and money lenders.

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Brown, Garrett. The Autocrat of the Poker Table. Boston: The Gorham Press, 1916. Red cloth stamped in black. Illustrated by Garrett Brown, Jr. 8vo. Good. With: Brown, Garrett. How to Beat the Game. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1903. Pictorial cloth.

Lot 8: Brown, Garrett. The Autocrat of the Poker Table. Boston: The Gorham Press, 1916. Red cloth stamped in black. Illustrated by Garrett Brown, Jr. 8vo. Good. With: Brown, Garrett. How to Beat the Game. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1903. Pictorial cloth.

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Description: Brown, Garrett. The Autocrat of the Poker Table. Boston: The Gorham Press, 1916. Red cloth stamped in black. Illustrated by Garrett Brown, Jr. 8vo. Good. With: Brown, Garrett. How to Beat the Game. New York: G.W. Dillingham, 1903. Pictorial cloth. Illustrated. Cloth considerably rubbed; fair.

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Chatto, William Andrew. Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards. London: John Russell Smith, 1848. Publisher's cloth, spine stamped in gold. Illustrated with 32 plates, most hand-colored. Spine sunned and worn, several pages

Lot 9: Chatto, William Andrew. Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards. London: John Russell Smith, 1848. Publisher's cloth, spine stamped in gold. Illustrated with 32 plates, most hand-colored. Spine sunned and worn, several pages

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Description: Chatto, William Andrew. Facts and Speculations on the Origin and History of Playing Cards. London: John Russell Smith, 1848. Publisher's cloth, spine stamped in gold. Illustrated with 32 plates, most hand-colored. Spine sunned and worn, several pages loose; fair. Jessel 256.

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Clark, Samuel. The Laws of Chance: or A Mathematical Investigation of the Probabilities Arising from any proposed Circumstance of Play. London: T. Payne, 1758. Old calf, rebacked with banded spine and leather spine label. 8vo. Very good. Jessel 269.

Lot 10: Clark, Samuel. The Laws of Chance: or A Mathematical Investigation of the Probabilities Arising from any proposed Circumstance of Play. London: T. Payne, 1758. Old calf, rebacked with banded spine and leather spine label. 8vo. Very good. Jessel 269.

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Description: Clark, Samuel. The Laws of Chance: or A Mathematical Investigation of the Probabilities Arising from any proposed Circumstance of Play. London: T. Payne, 1758. Old calf, rebacked with banded spine and leather spine label. 8vo. Very good. Jessel 269. Clark's book describes "The solution of a great variety of problems relating to cards, bowls, dice, lotteries, etc."

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Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester: or, Instructions How to play at Billiards, Trucks, Bowls, and Chess. Together with all manner of usual and most Gentile Games either on Cards or Dice. London: Henry Brome, 1680. Second edition. Pp. Explanatory,

Lot 11: Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester: or, Instructions How to play at Billiards, Trucks, Bowls, and Chess. Together with all manner of usual and most Gentile Games either on Cards or Dice. London: Henry Brome, 1680. Second edition. Pp. Explanatory,

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Description: Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester: or, Instructions How to play at Billiards, Trucks, Bowls, and Chess. Together with all manner of usual and most Gentile Games either on Cards or Dice. London: Henry Brome, 1680. Second edition. Pp. Explanatory, frontis., title page, [i-x], 1-175. Frontispiece and page of Explanation. Magnificent red calf with gilded tooling and banded, gilded spine. 8vo. One mark to front board; very good. Nice copy. Jessel 308.

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Curtis, David. Old Man Greenhut and his Friends. New York: Duffield and Company, 1911. Green cloth stamped in white with pictorial label laid down, as issued. Frontispiece and plates by Gordon Brant. 8vo. Cloth well worn and fore-edges of several

Lot 12: Curtis, David. Old Man Greenhut and his Friends. New York: Duffield and Company, 1911. Green cloth stamped in white with pictorial label laid down, as issued. Frontispiece and plates by Gordon Brant. 8vo. Cloth well worn and fore-edges of several

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Description: Curtis, David. Old Man Greenhut and his Friends. New York: Duffield and Company, 1911. Green cloth stamped in white with pictorial label laid down, as issued. Frontispiece and plates by Gordon Brant. 8vo. Cloth well worn and fore-edges of several pages nicked; good.

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Curtis, David. Stand Pat, or Poker Stories from the Mississippi. Boston, L.C. Page: 1906. Grey pictorial cloth stamped in black and red. Frontispiece and plates by Henry Roth. 8vo. Insignificant bubbling of cloth, otherwise very good. Nice copy.

Lot 13: Curtis, David. Stand Pat, or Poker Stories from the Mississippi. Boston, L.C. Page: 1906. Grey pictorial cloth stamped in black and red. Frontispiece and plates by Henry Roth. 8vo. Insignificant bubbling of cloth, otherwise very good. Nice copy.

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Description: Curtis, David. Stand Pat, or Poker Stories from the Mississippi. Boston, L.C. Page: 1906. Grey pictorial cloth stamped in black and red. Frontispiece and plates by Henry Roth. 8vo. Insignificant bubbling of cloth, otherwise very good. Nice copy.

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Devol, George. Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1926. Red embossed cloth, spine stamped in black. Pictorial jacket illustrated by C.V. Farrow. 8vo. Jacket with closed tears and wear at extremities, clipped

Lot 14: Devol, George. Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1926. Red embossed cloth, spine stamped in black. Pictorial jacket illustrated by C.V. Farrow. 8vo. Jacket with closed tears and wear at extremities, clipped

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Description: Devol, George. Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1926. Red embossed cloth, spine stamped in black. Pictorial jacket illustrated by C.V. Farrow. 8vo. Jacket with closed tears and wear at extremities, clipped on flaps and one large chip at head of spine affecting some text; corresponding toning to cloth at top of spine. Minor wear to page extremities. Very good. Uncommon in this state.

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Edwards, Eugene. Tom Custer's Luck and Other Poker Stories. Chicago: Jamieson-Higgins Co., 1901. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated by Ike Morgan. 8vo. Binding tender, corner of front wrap chipped; good.

Lot 15: Edwards, Eugene. Tom Custer's Luck and Other Poker Stories. Chicago: Jamieson-Higgins Co., 1901. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated by Ike Morgan. 8vo. Binding tender, corner of front wrap chipped; good.

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Description: Edwards, Eugene. Tom Custer's Luck and Other Poker Stories. Chicago: Jamieson-Higgins Co., 1901. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated by Ike Morgan. 8vo. Binding tender, corner of front wrap chipped; good.

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[Evans, Gerrritt]. How Gamblers Win. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1868. Colored pictorial boards over brown cloth spine. 12mo. Worn at extremities, former owner's signature and bookplate, and boards rubbed; good.

Lot 16: [Evans, Gerrritt]. How Gamblers Win. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1868. Colored pictorial boards over brown cloth spine. 12mo. Worn at extremities, former owner's signature and bookplate, and boards rubbed; good.

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Description: [Evans, Gerrritt]. How Gamblers Win. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1868. Colored pictorial boards over brown cloth spine. 12mo. Worn at extremities, former owner's signature and bookplate, and boards rubbed; good.

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Florence, William James. Gentleman's Hand Book on Poker. New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1892. Two-colored cloth, stamped in gold, white and black. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated in two colors. 8vo. Cloth lightly soiled, corners rounded, spine

Lot 17: Florence, William James. Gentleman's Hand Book on Poker. New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1892. Two-colored cloth, stamped in gold, white and black. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated in two colors. 8vo. Cloth lightly soiled, corners rounded, spine

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Description: Florence, William James. Gentleman's Hand Book on Poker. New York: George Routledge & Sons, 1892. Two-colored cloth, stamped in gold, white and black. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated in two colors. 8vo. Cloth lightly soiled, corners rounded, spine rubbed; very good. Jessel 511. Includes an illustrated section on marked cards; likely identical in content to Florence's other treatise, The Handbook of Poker.

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Gannon, E.J.

Lot 18: Gannon, E.J. "Faro." The Game of Craps Exposed. How Swindlers with "The Bones" Always Win and Never Lose. New York: F.F. Moore, 1922. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated. 8vo. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise good.

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Description: Gannon, E.J. "Faro." The Game of Craps Exposed. How Swindlers with "The Bones" Always Win and Never Lose. New York: F.F. Moore, 1922. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated. 8vo. Light soiling to wraps, otherwise good.

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Garnier, J.M. Historie de L'Imagerie Populaire. Chartres: Impremier Garnier, 1869. Marbled boards over brown cloth spine, stamped in gold. Original wrapper bound in. Plates, some in two colors. Thick 8vo. Binding broken and several pages and

Lot 19: Garnier, J.M. Historie de L'Imagerie Populaire. Chartres: Impremier Garnier, 1869. Marbled boards over brown cloth spine, stamped in gold. Original wrapper bound in. Plates, some in two colors. Thick 8vo. Binding broken and several pages and

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Description: Garnier, J.M. Historie de L'Imagerie Populaire. Chartres: Impremier Garnier, 1869. Marbled boards over brown cloth spine, stamped in gold. Original wrapper bound in. Plates, some in two colors. Thick 8vo. Binding broken and several pages and signatures loose; fair. A lengthy segment of the book describes and pictures popular playing card designs.

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Green, J.H. Gambler's Tricks with Cards. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1869 [?]. Yellow pictorial boards over brown cloth spine. Illustrated. 12mo. Extremities worn and boards rubbed, good condition. Toole-Stott 324. Scarce in pictorial boards.

Lot 20: Green, J.H. Gambler's Tricks with Cards. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1869 [?]. Yellow pictorial boards over brown cloth spine. Illustrated. 12mo. Extremities worn and boards rubbed, good condition. Toole-Stott 324. Scarce in pictorial boards.

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Description: Green, J.H. Gambler's Tricks with Cards. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1869 [?]. Yellow pictorial boards over brown cloth spine. Illustrated. 12mo. Extremities worn and boards rubbed, good condition. Toole-Stott 324. Scarce in pictorial boards.

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[Green, J.H.] Richards, Rev. John. Discourse on Gambling in the Congregational Meeting-House at Dartmouth College. Hanover: D. Kimball & Sons, 1852. Printed wraps. 8vo. One chip to rear wrap; very good. This anti-gambling tract contains a prefatory

Lot 21: [Green, J.H.] Richards, Rev. John. Discourse on Gambling in the Congregational Meeting-House at Dartmouth College. Hanover: D. Kimball & Sons, 1852. Printed wraps. 8vo. One chip to rear wrap; very good. This anti-gambling tract contains a prefatory

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Description: [Green, J.H.] Richards, Rev. John. Discourse on Gambling in the Congregational Meeting-House at Dartmouth College. Hanover: D. Kimball & Sons, 1852. Printed wraps. 8vo. One chip to rear wrap; very good. This anti-gambling tract contains a prefatory note that states, in part: "Mr. J.H. Green, the reformed gambler, delivered three lectures...in the last lecture he illustrated many of the arts of the gambler before the audience with cards...."

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Grenier, A.J. Swindles and Bunco Games in City and Country. St. Louis: Sun Publishing, 1904. Pictorial green cloth stamped in black and red.

Lot 22: Grenier, A.J. Swindles and Bunco Games in City and Country. St. Louis: Sun Publishing, 1904. Pictorial green cloth stamped in black and red. "Over Fifty Illustrations." 8vo. Some marginal penciling; very good.

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Description: Grenier, A.J. Swindles and Bunco Games in City and Country. St. Louis: Sun Publishing, 1904. Pictorial green cloth stamped in black and red. "Over Fifty Illustrations." 8vo. Some marginal penciling; very good.

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Hargrave, Catherine Perry. A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930. Publisher's red cloth, color frontispiece, illustrated, including color plates. 4to. Very good.

Lot 23: Hargrave, Catherine Perry. A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930. Publisher's red cloth, color frontispiece, illustrated, including color plates. 4to. Very good.

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Description: Hargrave, Catherine Perry. A History of Playing Cards and a Bibliography of Cards and Gaming. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1930. Publisher's red cloth, color frontispiece, illustrated, including color plates. 4to. Very good.

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How 'Tis Done. Chicago: Fidelity Publishing Company, 1879. Brown cloth stamped in black. Illustrated with woodcuts. 8vo. Cloth rubbed and stained, corners bumped. Good condition.

Lot 24: How 'Tis Done. Chicago: Fidelity Publishing Company, 1879. Brown cloth stamped in black. Illustrated with woodcuts. 8vo. Cloth rubbed and stained, corners bumped. Good condition.

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Description: How 'Tis Done. Chicago: Fidelity Publishing Company, 1879. Brown cloth stamped in black. Illustrated with woodcuts. 8vo. Cloth rubbed and stained, corners bumped. Good condition.

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Hoyle, Edmond. Hoyle's Games. Improved Edition of the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games. Philadelphia: John Locken, 1836. Green leather stamped in gold. Folding frontispiece. 12mo. Binding considerably rubbed and chipped, text dampstained; fair.

Lot 25: Hoyle, Edmond. Hoyle's Games. Improved Edition of the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games. Philadelphia: John Locken, 1836. Green leather stamped in gold. Folding frontispiece. 12mo. Binding considerably rubbed and chipped, text dampstained; fair.

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Description: Hoyle, Edmond. Hoyle's Games. Improved Edition of the Rules for Playing Fashionable Games. Philadelphia: John Locken, 1836. Green leather stamped in gold. Folding frontispiece. 12mo. Binding considerably rubbed and chipped, text dampstained; fair. Jessel 838.

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Hoyle, Edmond. Group of four books by Hoyle. Including two editions in variant bindings of Hoyle's Games (Anners, 1845), Modern Pocket Hoyle (tenth edition, New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1880), and The New Pocket Hoyle (London: I. Smith, n.d.). All

Lot 26: Hoyle, Edmond. Group of four books by Hoyle. Including two editions in variant bindings of Hoyle's Games (Anners, 1845), Modern Pocket Hoyle (tenth edition, New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1880), and The New Pocket Hoyle (London: I. Smith, n.d.). All

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Description: Hoyle, Edmond. Group of four books by Hoyle. Including two editions in variant bindings of Hoyle's Games (Anners, 1845), Modern Pocket Hoyle (tenth edition, New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1880), and The New Pocket Hoyle (London: I. Smith, n.d.). All 12mo or smaller, and bound in cloth. The last possibly lacking the title page; condition generally good otherwise.

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The Humours of Whist. A Dramatic Satire, as Acted every Day at White's and other Coffee-Houses and Assemblies. London: J. Roberts: 1743. Pebbled black cloth over leather spine. Title page in two colors. 8vo. Front board detached; good. Jessel 874.

Lot 27: The Humours of Whist. A Dramatic Satire, as Acted every Day at White's and other Coffee-Houses and Assemblies. London: J. Roberts: 1743. Pebbled black cloth over leather spine. Title page in two colors. 8vo. Front board detached; good. Jessel 874.

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Description: The Humours of Whist. A Dramatic Satire, as Acted every Day at White's and other Coffee-Houses and Assemblies. London: J. Roberts: 1743. Pebbled black cloth over leather spine. Title page in two colors. 8vo. Front board detached; good. Jessel 874.

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James H.K (J. H. Keate). The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web. Salt Lake City: Raleigh Publishing, 1914. First edition. Green cloth stamped in gold. Folding frontispiece. Illustrated with plates. 8vo. Very good. Nice copy.

Lot 28: James H.K (J. H. Keate). The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web. Salt Lake City: Raleigh Publishing, 1914. First edition. Green cloth stamped in gold. Folding frontispiece. Illustrated with plates. 8vo. Very good. Nice copy.

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Description: James H.K (J. H. Keate). The Destruction of Mephisto's Greatest Web. Salt Lake City: Raleigh Publishing, 1914. First edition. Green cloth stamped in gold. Folding frontispiece. Illustrated with plates. 8vo. Very good. Nice copy.

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Jerrold, Douglas (ed. John Jackdaw). The Hand Book of Swindling. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Limp green cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilded. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated with engravings by Phiz. 12mo. Fewer than six examples known. Very

Lot 29: Jerrold, Douglas (ed. John Jackdaw). The Hand Book of Swindling. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Limp green cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilded. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated with engravings by Phiz. 12mo. Fewer than six examples known. Very

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Description: Jerrold, Douglas (ed. John Jackdaw). The Hand Book of Swindling. London: Chapman and Hall, 1839. Limp green cloth stamped in gold, all edges gilded. Engraved frontispiece, illustrated with engravings by Phiz. 12mo. Fewer than six examples known. Very good. Nice copy.

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Jessel, Frederick. A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming. London: Longmans Green & Co., 1905. First edition. Black cloth, spine stamped in gold. 8vo. Hinges reinforced and corners bumped, otherwise good. Inscribed on the ffep

Lot 30: Jessel, Frederick. A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming. London: Longmans Green & Co., 1905. First edition. Black cloth, spine stamped in gold. 8vo. Hinges reinforced and corners bumped, otherwise good. Inscribed on the ffep

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Description: Jessel, Frederick. A Bibliography of Works in English on Playing Cards and Gaming. London: Longmans Green & Co., 1905. First edition. Black cloth, spine stamped in gold. 8vo. Hinges reinforced and corners bumped, otherwise good. Inscribed on the ffep by the compiler.

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[Johnson, J.H]. Beat the Cheat. (Cheating Cheaters.) Kansas City: B&B; Specialties, 1935. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated. 12mo. Good. As much a catalog as an exposé of cheating methods, this slim treatise pictures most of the classic crooked gambling

Lot 31: [Johnson, J.H]. Beat the Cheat. (Cheating Cheaters.) Kansas City: B&B; Specialties, 1935. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated. 12mo. Good. As much a catalog as an exposé of cheating methods, this slim treatise pictures most of the classic crooked gambling

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Description: [Johnson, J.H]. Beat the Cheat. (Cheating Cheaters.) Kansas City: B&B Specialties, 1935. Pictorial wraps. Illustrated. 12mo. Good. As much a catalog as an exposé of cheating methods, this slim treatise pictures most of the classic crooked gambling devices, and also uses (without attribution), at least one illustration from Erdnase's classic work. Johnson is best known to gambling literature aficionados as the author of the Open Book (see next lot).

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[Johnson, J.H]. The Open Book. Kansas City [?]: Author, 1926. First Edition. Blue printed wraps. Illustrated, including photographs. 8vo. Front wrap loosening, spine sunned, former owner's name inked on title page; good. Scarce.

Lot 32: [Johnson, J.H]. The Open Book. Kansas City [?]: Author, 1926. First Edition. Blue printed wraps. Illustrated, including photographs. 8vo. Front wrap loosening, spine sunned, former owner's name inked on title page; good. Scarce.

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Description: [Johnson, J.H]. The Open Book. Kansas City [?]: Author, 1926. First Edition. Blue printed wraps. Illustrated, including photographs. 8vo. Front wrap loosening, spine sunned, former owner's name inked on title page; good. Scarce.

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Keller, William. A Catalogue of the Cary Collection of Playing Cards in the Yale University Library. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1981. Four volumes in blue cloth with spine labels and colored cards laid down to front boards as issued. Two

Lot 33: Keller, William. A Catalogue of the Cary Collection of Playing Cards in the Yale University Library. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1981. Four volumes in blue cloth with spine labels and colored cards laid down to front boards as issued. Two

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Description: Keller, William. A Catalogue of the Cary Collection of Playing Cards in the Yale University Library. New Haven: Yale University Library, 1981. Four volumes in blue cloth with spine labels and colored cards laid down to front boards as issued. Two vols. text, two of plates. 8vo. Very good.

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Kolb, Eugene. Old Playing Cards. Hugary: Hungaria Press, 1940. Pictorial boards over cloth spine. Colored plates. 4to. Very good. With: Zovello. History and Origin of Playing Cards. New York, 1935. Wraps. 8vo. Good.

Lot 34: Kolb, Eugene. Old Playing Cards. Hugary: Hungaria Press, 1940. Pictorial boards over cloth spine. Colored plates. 4to. Very good. With: Zovello. History and Origin of Playing Cards. New York, 1935. Wraps. 8vo. Good.

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Description: Kolb, Eugene. Old Playing Cards. Hugary: Hungaria Press, 1940. Pictorial boards over cloth spine. Colored plates. 4to. Very good. With: Zovello. History and Origin of Playing Cards. New York, 1935. Wraps. 8vo. Good.

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[Lotteries] Scrapbook titled

Lot 35: [Lotteries] Scrapbook titled "Lotteries & Gambling in Gotham." Being a collection of news clippings gathered from New York papers ca. 1866 (the first story, titled "The Wheel of Fortune/History of Lotteries in Ancient and Modern Times" was extracted

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Description: [Lotteries] Scrapbook titled "Lotteries & Gambling in Gotham." Being a collection of news clippings gathered from New York papers ca. 1866 (the first story, titled "The Wheel of Fortune/History of Lotteries in Ancient and Modern Times" was extracted from The Sunday Mercury, Nov. 18, 1866). Includes stories about sweepstakes lotteries, and similar subjects. 8vo. Banded leather spine bearing title; marbled boards and endsheets. Front board detached, contents sound.

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Lydston, G. Frank. Poker Jim, Gentleman and Other Tales and Sketches. Chicago: Monarch Book Company, 1906. Light blue cloth stamped in three colors. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo. Portion of pictorial jacket pasted to flyleaf, binding somewhat loose,

Lot 36: Lydston, G. Frank. Poker Jim, Gentleman and Other Tales and Sketches. Chicago: Monarch Book Company, 1906. Light blue cloth stamped in three colors. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo. Portion of pictorial jacket pasted to flyleaf, binding somewhat loose,

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Description: Lydston, G. Frank. Poker Jim, Gentleman and Other Tales and Sketches. Chicago: Monarch Book Company, 1906. Light blue cloth stamped in three colors. Frontispiece and plates. 8vo. Portion of pictorial jacket pasted to flyleaf, binding somewhat loose, closed tears to one page; very good.

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The Merry Frolics or the Comical Cheats of Swalpo a Notorious Pickpocket. London: Seven Dials, n.d. (ca. 1825). Chapbook. Pp. [1-2], 3-16. Woodcuts in text. 16mo. Paper brittle and extremities show wear, but very good overall. Chapter One of this

Lot 37: The Merry Frolics or the Comical Cheats of Swalpo a Notorious Pickpocket. London: Seven Dials, n.d. (ca. 1825). Chapbook. Pp. [1-2], 3-16. Woodcuts in text. 16mo. Paper brittle and extremities show wear, but very good overall. Chapter One of this

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Description: The Merry Frolics or the Comical Cheats of Swalpo a Notorious Pickpocket. London: Seven Dials, n.d. (ca. 1825). Chapbook. Pp. [1-2], 3-16. Woodcuts in text. 16mo. Paper brittle and extremities show wear, but very good overall. Chapter One of this tale is sub-titled, "How he stole a Broad piece of Gold out of a Countryman's Mouth."

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MacDougall, Michael. Two Mickey MacDougall gambling books, one signed. Including Gamblers Don't Gamble (New York, 1939; inscribed and signed by the publisher); and MacDougall on Dice and Cards (New York, 1944). Both in original jackets, illustrated,

Lot 38: MacDougall, Michael. Two Mickey MacDougall gambling books, one signed. Including Gamblers Don't Gamble (New York, 1939; inscribed and signed by the publisher); and MacDougall on Dice and Cards (New York, 1944). Both in original jackets, illustrated,

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Description: MacDougall, Michael. Two Mickey MacDougall gambling books, one signed. Including Gamblers Don't Gamble (New York, 1939; inscribed and signed by the publisher); and MacDougall on Dice and Cards (New York, 1944). Both in original jackets, illustrated, and in good condition. Together with: a sepia-toned portrait of MacDougall ca. 1945, 8 x 10", in very good condition.

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[Miscellaneous] Group of five books on gambling and games. Including Danger in the Cards and Gamblers Don't Gamble by MacDougall (1943 and 1939), Whist Scores and Card-Table Talk by Rheinhardt (1887), A New Book of Patience Games by Bergholt (1931),

Lot 39: [Miscellaneous] Group of five books on gambling and games. Including Danger in the Cards and Gamblers Don't Gamble by MacDougall (1943 and 1939), Whist Scores and Card-Table Talk by Rheinhardt (1887), A New Book of Patience Games by Bergholt (1931),

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Description: [Miscellaneous] Group of five books on gambling and games. Including Danger in the Cards and Gamblers Don't Gamble by MacDougall (1943 and 1939), Whist Scores and Card-Table Talk by Rheinhardt (1887), A New Book of Patience Games by Bergholt (1931), and Closerson's Own Summary of the Game of Contract by Closerson (1933). Bindings vary; all 8vo. Generally good condition.

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[Miscellaneous] Three books about gambling. Including Chance and Luck by Proctor (1887; lacks ffep), Confessions of a Croupier by De Ketchiva (ca. 1935), and The History of Gambling in England (Patterson-Smith ed., 1969). All three in cloth and 8vo;

Lot 40: [Miscellaneous] Three books about gambling. Including Chance and Luck by Proctor (1887; lacks ffep), Confessions of a Croupier by De Ketchiva (ca. 1935), and The History of Gambling in England (Patterson-Smith ed., 1969). All three in cloth and 8vo;

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Description: [Miscellaneous] Three books about gambling. Including Chance and Luck by Proctor (1887; lacks ffep), Confessions of a Croupier by De Ketchiva (ca. 1935), and The History of Gambling in England (Patterson-Smith ed., 1969). All three in cloth and 8vo; condition varies, but generally good.

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[Miscellaneous] Group of nineteen miscellaneous books on gambling, poker, and cheating. Including The Education of a Poker Player by Yardley (1957), Sucker's Progress and The French Quarter by Asbury (1938), The Bunco Book by Gibson (1946),

Lot 41: [Miscellaneous] Group of nineteen miscellaneous books on gambling, poker, and cheating. Including The Education of a Poker Player by Yardley (1957), Sucker's Progress and The French Quarter by Asbury (1938), The Bunco Book by Gibson (1946),

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Description: [Miscellaneous] Group of nineteen miscellaneous books on gambling, poker, and cheating. Including The Education of a Poker Player by Yardley (1957), Sucker's Progress and The French Quarter by Asbury (1938), The Bunco Book by Gibson (1946), Protection by Meyer (ninth edition), Master Key Systems (n.d.; S.F. Card Co. overprint), Secret Blue Book (1932; catalog), The Theory of Percentage (n.d.), Poker: Complete Method of Playing Draw and Stud Poker by Blair (1944), Card Memory (1920; three copies), A Deck of Cards by Weigle (1934), and others. Most in wraps; sizes vary. Condition generally good. With: Steve Forte's Gambling Protection Series, Vols. 1 - 4 (VHS edition).

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Mott St. Poker Club. The Secretary's Minutes. London and Edinburgh: White & Allen, 1888. First edition. Pale blue pictorial boards over ¼ blue cloth spine. Illustrated by M. Woolf. 8vo. Corners bumped and boards worn. Good.

Lot 42: Mott St. Poker Club. The Secretary's Minutes. London and Edinburgh: White & Allen, 1888. First edition. Pale blue pictorial boards over ¼ blue cloth spine. Illustrated by M. Woolf. 8vo. Corners bumped and boards worn. Good.

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Description: Mott St. Poker Club. The Secretary's Minutes. London and Edinburgh: White & Allen, 1888. First edition. Pale blue pictorial boards over ¼ blue cloth spine. Illustrated by M. Woolf. 8vo. Corners bumped and boards worn. Good.

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[Paperbacks] Group of 17 gambling-themed paperback novels and books. Including many with fanciful noir-ish cover illustrations. Among the books included are Chicago Confidential by Lait and Mortimer (1950), Any Number Can Win by Trinian (1963), Daddy

Lot 43: [Paperbacks] Group of 17 gambling-themed paperback novels and books. Including many with fanciful noir-ish cover illustrations. Among the books included are Chicago Confidential by Lait and Mortimer (1950), Any Number Can Win by Trinian (1963), Daddy

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Description: [Paperbacks] Group of 17 gambling-themed paperback novels and books. Including many with fanciful noir-ish cover illustrations. Among the books included are Chicago Confidential by Lait and Mortimer (1950), Any Number Can Win by Trinian (1963), Daddy was a Number Runner by Meriweather (1970), Dial M* *For Money by Taggart (1972), Las Vegas Vengeance by Rossi (1975), Murder Las Vegas Style by Ballard (1970; two copies), and others. All 12mo. Condition fair to very good.

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Persius, Charles. Rouge et Noir. The Academicians of 1823. London: S. Couchman, 1823. One-third leather over red cloth, spine banded and stamped in gold and green. Hand-colored frontispiece. 8vo. Toole-Stott 557. Nice copy.

Lot 44: Persius, Charles. Rouge et Noir. The Academicians of 1823. London: S. Couchman, 1823. One-third leather over red cloth, spine banded and stamped in gold and green. Hand-colored frontispiece. 8vo. Toole-Stott 557. Nice copy.

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Description: Persius, Charles. Rouge et Noir. The Academicians of 1823. London: S. Couchman, 1823. One-third leather over red cloth, spine banded and stamped in gold and green. Hand-colored frontispiece. 8vo. Toole-Stott 557. Nice copy.

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[Pickpocketing] True Detective Magazine. V40 N3 (June, 1943). Includes a lengthy cover feature titled

Lot 45: [Pickpocketing] True Detective Magazine. V40 N3 (June, 1943). Includes a lengthy cover feature titled "Pickpocket Squad." Also features "Dunninger Exposes the Supernatural Racket" by Walter B. Gibson. Colored wraps. 4to. Good.

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Description: [Pickpocketing] True Detective Magazine. V40 N3 (June, 1943). Includes a lengthy cover feature titled "Pickpocket Squad." Also features "Dunninger Exposes the Supernatural Racket" by Walter B. Gibson. Colored wraps. 4to. Good.

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[Playing Cards] Group of eight books about playing cards. Including The Playing Card an Illustrated History by Hoffmann (1972), Collecting Playing Cards by Mann (1966), The Fireside Book of Cards by Jacoby and Morehead (1957), Old and Curious Playing

Lot 46: [Playing Cards] Group of eight books about playing cards. Including The Playing Card an Illustrated History by Hoffmann (1972), Collecting Playing Cards by Mann (1966), The Fireside Book of Cards by Jacoby and Morehead (1957), Old and Curious Playing

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Description: [Playing Cards] Group of eight books about playing cards. Including The Playing Card an Illustrated History by Hoffmann (1972), Collecting Playing Cards by Mann (1966), The Fireside Book of Cards by Jacoby and Morehead (1957), Old and Curious Playing Cards by Morley (1989), The Tarot by Cavendish (1975), The Book of Tarot by Gettings (1973), A History of Playing Cards by Hargrave (1966), and Playing Cards by Benham (n.d.; Spring Books edition). All volumes illustrated; sizes and bindings vary. Condition generally good.

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[Poker] Group of nine vintage books about poker. Including La Jugadora de Poker by Velloso (1927), Poker: The Nation's Most Fascinating Card Game (1950), Stud Poker Blue Book by Fisher (1934), A Player's Guide to Winning Poker by Simpson (1979), How

Lot 47: [Poker] Group of nine vintage books about poker. Including La Jugadora de Poker by Velloso (1927), Poker: The Nation's Most Fascinating Card Game (1950), Stud Poker Blue Book by Fisher (1934), A Player's Guide to Winning Poker by Simpson (1979), How

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Description: [Poker] Group of nine vintage books about poker. Including La Jugadora de Poker by Velloso (1927), Poker: The Nation's Most Fascinating Card Game (1950), Stud Poker Blue Book by Fisher (1934), A Player's Guide to Winning Poker by Simpson (1979), How to Play Stud Poker by Fisher (1931; little blue book), Faro Method of Play and Table of Hazard by Blair (1944), and three more. All bound in wraps; most illustrated. Sizes vary. Generally good condition.

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[Proofs & Review Copies] Group of 14 gambling- and poker-themed proofs, first editions, and review copies. Including Turning the Tables by Rudner (2006), Gambling Secrets of Nick the Greek by Thackeray (1968), House of Cards by Skolnick (1978), Every

Lot 48: [Proofs & Review Copies] Group of 14 gambling- and poker-themed proofs, first editions, and review copies. Including Turning the Tables by Rudner (2006), Gambling Secrets of Nick the Greek by Thackeray (1968), House of Cards by Skolnick (1978), Every

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Description: [Proofs & Review Copies] Group of 14 gambling- and poker-themed proofs, first editions, and review copies. Including Turning the Tables by Rudner (2006), Gambling Secrets of Nick the Greek by Thackeray (1968), House of Cards by Skolnick (1978), Every Hand Revealed by Hansen (2008), High Stakes by Cattelino (2008), Ken Uston on Blackjack (1986), Win or Lose by Longstreet (1977), Positively Fifth Street by McManus (2003), and more. Many with publishers' information/announcements laid or tipped in. All 8vo; bindings vary. Condition generally very good.

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Proskauer, Julien. Suckers All! The Life of Honest John Kelly. New York: Macaulay Company, 1934. Maroon cloth stamped in black. Illustrated. Pictorial jacket. 8vo. Uncommon in original jacket. Jacket tattered and chipped at extremities; otherwise

Lot 49: Proskauer, Julien. Suckers All! The Life of Honest John Kelly. New York: Macaulay Company, 1934. Maroon cloth stamped in black. Illustrated. Pictorial jacket. 8vo. Uncommon in original jacket. Jacket tattered and chipped at extremities; otherwise

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Description: Proskauer, Julien. Suckers All! The Life of Honest John Kelly. New York: Macaulay Company, 1934. Maroon cloth stamped in black. Illustrated. Pictorial jacket. 8vo. Uncommon in original jacket. Jacket tattered and chipped at extremities; otherwise very good. Presentation copy, inscribed and signed on the flyleaf by the author.

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Quinn, John Philip. Fools of Fortune. Chicago: Anti-Gambling Associatoin, 1892. Brown cloth stamped in silver, black, and gold. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated. Thick 8vo. With a sheet bearing an inscription and signature from the offer laid in.

Lot 50: Quinn, John Philip. Fools of Fortune. Chicago: Anti-Gambling Associatoin, 1892. Brown cloth stamped in silver, black, and gold. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated. Thick 8vo. With a sheet bearing an inscription and signature from the offer laid in.

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Description: Quinn, John Philip. Fools of Fortune. Chicago: Anti-Gambling Associatoin, 1892. Brown cloth stamped in silver, black, and gold. Engraved frontispiece. Illustrated. Thick 8vo. With a sheet bearing an inscription and signature from the offer laid in. Very good

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