Item #65170 Scarne on Cards Tricks. John SCARNE.
Scarne on Cards Tricks.
Scarne on Cards Tricks.
Scarne on Cards Tricks.
Scarne on Cards Tricks.
Scarne on Cards Tricks.

Scarne on Cards Tricks.

New York: Crown Publishers, 1950. [Sleight of hand, cheating, gambling] INSCRIBED FIRST EDITION, fourth printing. Octavo (22 x 15cm), pp.308. Publisher's red cloth in pictorial jacket. With author's signed presentation to free endpaper; Best Wishes / John Scarne / 10/18/50. A fine copy of the book; jacket sunned to spine, chipped at crown, with some tears along top edge. 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 pencilled ownership to free endpaper. Item #65170

Gilbert, p.619.

Price: £675.00

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