Scarne on Cards.

New York: Crown Publishers 1949. [Sleight of hand, cheating, gambling] FIRST EDITION. Octavo. Pp.x; 406. With frontisportrait and 75 illustrations. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial jacket. Wrapper with a few small nicks and tears, some soiling to rear flap. Very good indeed. 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. His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #64944

Gilbert, p.619.

Price: £65.00

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