Item #64943 Scarne on Cards. John SCARNE.
Scarne on Cards.
Scarne on Cards.
Scarne on Cards.
Scarne on Cards.
Scarne on Cards.

Scarne on Cards.

New York: Crown Publishers, 1949. [Sleight of hand, cheating, gambling] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.x; 406. With frontisportrait and 75 illustrations. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial jacket. With author's signed presentation to free endpaper; To my pal / Donald Borg / the old slicker / and confidence man // Best wishes / John Scarne 6/21/49. A very good copy, wrapper with shallow loss to crown. Unused auction score card loosely inserted. Presentation copies are rare. A James Bond source book, cited by Ian Feming in the novel Moonraker (1955); prior to the bridge game with fraudster Sir Hugo Drax, Bond consults Scarne on Cards to hone his skills. This copy is from the comprehensive Ian Fleming Bibliographical Archive assembled by Jon Gilbert, with his pencilled ownership. Purchased from fellow Fleming authority James M. Pickard. Item #64943

Gilbert, p.619.

Price: £975.00

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