Scarne on Cards Tricks.

New York: Crown Publishers 1959. [Sleight of hand, cheating, gambling] Fourth printing. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.308. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial jacket. Owner label to rear pastedown. Worn wrapper with a some chips and tears, loss to rear corner, taped to rear, spine sunned. The follow-up to Scarne on Cards, which was 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 bookplate to free endpaper. His encyclopaedic guide to the works of Ian Fleming (2012) won the 16th Breslauer Prize for bibliography. Item #64945

Gilbert, p.619.

Price: £48.00

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