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Green, Jonathan H. An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling. Cincinnati: U.P. James, 1843. First edition. 12mo. Old sheep, rebacked. Darkened spine label gilt stamped. In a leather-paneled box, spine gilt stamped. 360pp. 12mo. Insignificant foxing and spotting; good. Unrecorded in Howes and Jessel. Rare. The first American work to expose the tricks of crooked gamblers, and the first book by Green, whose fame stemmed from the many books and lectures he wrote under the pretense of being a “reformed” gambler. (Whether or not he actually “reformed” his ways is a matter of debate.) Undoubtedly a popular work, later editions were widely circulated, but this first edition bearing the Cincinnati imprint is genuinely rare. The book recounts many tales from the romanticized gambling boats traversing the mighty Mississippi river, as well as experiences with con men, counterfeiters, and pickpockets.
An Exposure of the Arts and Miseries of Gambling.
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Minimum Bid: $1,300.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,880.00
Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500
Number Bids: 11
Auction closed on Saturday, May 19, 2018.
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