Gambling Memorabilia & Playing Cards

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Datum der Auktion: 28.03.2020

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D’Ambly, P. Boiteau. Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie.

D’Ambly, P. Boiteau. Les Cartes a Jouer et la Cartomancie. Paris, 1854. In a modern full red leather binding, gilt lettered spine, t.e.g. Illustrations of playing cards. Retains original wrappers. 8vo. Light spotting; attractively bound copy

Los #: 1

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Anderson, Nels. The Hobo: The Sociology of the Homeless Man.

Anderson, Nels. The Hobo: The Sociology of the Homeless Man. University of Chicago Press, 1923. First edition. Green cloth. Inscribed and signed by Anderson on the ffep: “To Dr. Ben [Reitman]/You have been the best inspiration in this work that I have had./Nels Anderson.” Halftone plates. 8vo

Los #: 2

Limitpreis: 25 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Ardisson, J. (pseud. Argus). Le Guide du Joueur. L’ettoufage pratique par...

Ardisson, J. (pseud. Argus). Le Guide du Joueur. L’ettoufage pratique par caissiers et croupiers. Paris, ca. 1893. Publisher’s engraved pictorial wraps. Illustrated with eleven engravings of sleights croupiers used to steal checks from the Baccarat table. 8vo. 51pp. Spine reinforced with old tape

Los #: 3

Limitpreis: 300 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Asbury, Herbert. Seven Volumes by Asbury on Crime and Gambling.

Asbury, Herbert. Seven Volumes by Asbury on Crime and Gambling. Including Sucker’s Progress (1938; first edition); Gem of the Prairie (1940 [first edition] and 1942); The French Quarter (1936 [first edition; jacket split at front fold] and 1938); and The Devil of Pei-Ling (1927). 8vos. Condition of

Los #: 4

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Auslander, Joseph (Ervine Metzl, illus.). Hell in Harness, Signed.

Auslander, Joseph (Ervine Metzl, illus.). Hell in Harness, Signed. New York: Crime Club Inc., 1929. First edition. Signed by Auslander on the ffep. Illustrations, some full page, by Metzl. 8vo. Very good

Los #: 5

Limitpreis: 40 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Baker, La Fayette C. History of the United States Secret Service.

Baker, La Fayette C. History of the United States Secret Service. Philadelphia: L.C. Baker, 1867. First edition. Blind-stamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Steel-engraved frontispiece under tissue, plates. 8vo. Very good, strong copy. Part of the book and several illustrations cover the manhunt

Los #: 6

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Black, Jack. You Can’t Win. First edition.

Black, Jack. You Can’t Win. New York: Macmillan, 1926. First edition, first printing. Red cloth, spine lettered in gilt. 8vo. 394pp. First issue dust-jacket, front flap corners clipped. Piece torn from lower right corner of jacket, chipping and tears elsewhere, mended tear at head of spine. Moderate

Los #: 7

Limitpreis: 100 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Blackbridge, John. The Complete Poker Player.

Blackbridge, John. The Complete Poker Player. New York: Dick & Fitzgerald, 1880. Second edition. Original brown cloth titled and decorated in gilt. Includes mathematical diagrams and a chapter on “Robert-Houdin’s theory.” 12mo. Light spotting to front board, small wormhole to rear outer joint not

Los #: 8

Limitpreis: 125 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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[Original Artwork] [Blackbridge, John] The Complete Poker Player. Original...

[Original Artwork] [Blackbridge, John] The Complete Poker Player. Original Cover Artwork. Circa 1890s. Accomplished in pen, ink, and gouache on thin cardstock. Finely executed. 7 ¼ x 4 ½”. Likely the original artwork for a pulp edition of this classic work on poker. One corner clipped, else very

Los #: 9

Limitpreis: 200 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Brannon, W.T. “Yellow Kid” Weil: The Autobiography of America’s Master...

Brannon, W.T. “Yellow Kid” Weil: The Autobiography of America’s Master Swindler. Chicago: Ziff-Davis, 1948. First edition. Orange/red cloth, pictorial dust-jacket. Frontispiece. 8vo. Jacket price-clipped, small piece torn at flap fold, slight closed tears. Slight spotting to fore-edges

Los #: 10

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Brelsford, C. .H and C.W. Dimick. It’s All In The Draw.

Brelsford, C. .H and C.W. Dimick. It’s All In The Draw. [Boston]: [Forbes Litho.], 1895. String-bound book lithographed in color on ten cardstock leaves, each spread illustrating and describing a different poker hand from a pair through royal flush. 5 ½ x 9 ¾”. Soiling and chipping to covers, string

Los #: 11

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Brolaski, Harry. Easy Money: Being the Experiences of a Reformed Gambler.

Brolaski, Harry. Easy Money: Being the Experiences of a Reformed Gambler. Cleveland: Searchlight Press, 1911. Pictorial yellow cloth. Frontispiece. 8vo. Scuffing and soiling to covers, otherwise very good

Los #: 12

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Brown, Garrett. How to Beat the Game.

Brown, Garrett. How to Beat the Game. New York: G.W. Dillingham, (1903). Publisher’s pictorial cloth. Frontispiece, eleven plates by the author and Louis Grant. 12mo. 117pp., [x] advts. Boards scuffed, slight lean, else very good. Jessel 183

Los #: 13

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Brunson, Doyle. Super System and Super System 2 [Signed].

Brunson, Doyle. Super System and Super System 2 [Signed]. Includes Super System (1979) in maroon publisher’s leather, gilt-lettered and illustrated cover and spine; and Super System 2 (2005) in blue paperback. Illustrated, with diagrams. Large 8vo. Some wear on leather cover, else very good. Super

Los #: 14

Limitpreis: 100 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Byrnes, Thomas. Professional Criminals of America.

Byrnes, Thomas. Professional Criminals of America. New York: Cassell & Co., (1886). First edition. Contemporary half buckram over pebbled cloth (front board detached), lacks front fly. Frontispiece and plates with mug shots (six per plate) of bank sneaks, pickpockets, burglars, con men, swindlers

Los #: 15

Limitpreis: 40 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Burroughs, Stephen. Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs.

Burroughs, Stephen. Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs. Hanover: Benjamin True, 1798; and Boston: Caleb Bingham, 1804. First edition of Burroughs’ memoirs, with the rare second volume. Two volumes, modern uniform leatherette-backed boards. 8vo and 12mo. (Vol. 1): vii, 296pp; (vol. 2): 202pp. Vol. 1: p

Los #: 16

Limitpreis: 500 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Burroughs, Stephen. Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs.

Burroughs, Stephen. Memoirs of Stephen Burroughs. Albany: B.D. Packard, 1811. Two vols. in one. Cont. boards, old leather backing. 12mo. Dampstaining and mold spots at end. Also with a copy of the 1858 edition (Amherst imprint), and the Dial Press edition (1924) with a preface by Robert Frost

Los #: 17

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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[California] Lot of Books of California Interest Books on Gambling and Crime.

[California] Lot of Books of California Interest Books on Gambling and Crime. Including Seven Years’ Street Preaching in San Francisco (1857); Beyond the Mississippi (1867), Richardson; Famous Crimes (1933), Nick Harris, signed; Detectives of Europe and America (1877); California Inter Pocula

Los #: 18

Limitpreis: 100 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Lot of Antiquarian Books on Card Games.

Lot of Antiquarian Books on Card Games. Including Laws and Practice of the Game of Euchre and of Draw Poker (Philadelphia, 1877), no flyleaves, shaken; Dick’s Games of Patience; Laws and Practice of Whist (1875; fifth ed.), Cavendish; Handbook of Games (1891), contains rules of poker; Foster’s Whist

Los #: 19

Limitpreis: 100 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Cameron, Judson J. Cheating at Bridge.

Cameron, Judson J. Cheating at Bridge. Philadelphia: Dorrance & Co., (1933). Publisher’s bright red pebbled cloth stamped and titled in gilt, scarce dust jacket. Frontispiece. Illustrated with halftone photo plates. 8vo. Vertical tear to jacket; reinforced with early tape repairs to verso, small

Los #: 20

Limitpreis: 125 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Canfield, Kid. Pair of Kid Canfield Chapbooks on Gambling and Confidence...

Canfield, Kid. Pair of Kid Canfield Chapbooks on Gambling and Confidence Games Exposed. New York: Author, 1911. Original printed wraps titled Kid Canfield: The Reformed Confidence Man and Gambler. Thin 12mo. General dust soiling to wrappers, contents toned. Square and tight binding

Los #: 21

Limitpreis: 100 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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[Carleton, Henry Guy] The Mott Street Poker Club.

[Carleton, Henry Guy] The Mott Street Poker Club. Edinburgh and London: White & Allen, 1888. First English edition. Quarter blue cloth over publisher's pictorial boards. Frontispiece. Illustrated. 8vo. Extremities dust soiled, corners bumped and rubbed, partial separation to spine panel on rear

Los #: 22

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Cary, Melbert. War Cards: A Proclusion.

Cary, Melbert. War Cards: A Proclusion. New York: Press of the Woolly Whale, 1937. From a private printing of 250 copies. Maroon morocco spine with the title and suit symbols stamped in gilt, textured cloth sides. Illustrated. 8vo. Fine, in the original corrugated box, wrapped in tissue with a bound

Los #: 23

Limitpreis: 25 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Clark, Ralph H. and Robert W. Chatfield. A Quarter of a Century with the...

Clark, Ralph H. and Robert W. Chatfield. A Quarter of a Century with the Bamboo Club. Author’s personal copy. Derby: privately printed, 1943. First edition. One of 100 copies. INSCRIBED by Chatfield on the ffep “This Book belongs to Robert W. Chatfield” with a pen drawing of a small fish and a

Los #: 24

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Comstock, Anthony. Frauds Exposed.

Comstock, Anthony. Frauds Exposed. New York: Excelsior, 1880. Publisher’s ornate pictorial cloth stamped in black, gilt, and blind, with floral endleaves. Frontispiece behind tissue guard. Illustrated. Tall 8vo. 576pp. Cloth rubbed and soiled, especially at the spine; clean internally

Los #: 25

Limitpreis: 80 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Comstock, Anthony. Traps for the Young.

Comstock, Anthony. Traps for the Young. New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1883. First edition. Publisher’s brown cloth pictorially stamped in black and lettered in gilt. Frontispiece. Table illustrations. 8vo. Spine ends slightly frayed, center quire shaken; otherwise a sound copy

Los #: 26

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester.

Cotton, Charles. The Compleat Gamester. London: J. Wilford, 1735. Fifth Edition, with Additions. Modern full calf with gilt rules, raised bands, upper compartment titled in gilt, date gilt tooled in tail compartment. Engraved frontispiece. 12mo. xiv, 224. Includes explanations of “diverting tricks

Los #: 27

Limitpreis: 150 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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[Cotton, Charles] The Compleat Gamester; or, the Full and Easy Instructions...

[Cotton, Charles] The Compleat Gamester; or, the Full and Easy Instructions for Playing at above Twenty several Games upon the Cards. London: J. Wilford, 1721 (but 1725?). Modern half leatherette, new endpapers. Fifth edition, with additions. Engraved frontispiece with several gaming vignettes

Los #: 28

Limitpreis: 150 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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[Cruikshank, George] Two Volumes on English Gaming / Low-Life Illustrated...

[Cruikshank, George] Two Volumes on English Gaming / Low-Life Illustrated by Cruikshank. Including The Betting Book (1852; second ed.), cont. half leather binding by Tout; and Sinks of London Laid Open…To Which is Added a Modern Flash Dictionary (1848), folding frontis., original cloth. 8vo/12mo

Los #: 29

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020

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Dent, Paxton. Play Sucker, and Pray!

Dent, Paxton. Play Sucker, and Pray! El Paso, 1939. First edition. Slick pictorial wraps. Cartoonish gambling illustrations by Jay Tipton. 8vo. Very good. Carl Hertzog imprint

Los #: 30

Limitpreis: 50 $

Datum: 28.03.2020