TWELVE DAYS IN THE TOMBS; OR, A SKETCH OF THE LAST EIGHT YEARS OF THE REFORMED GAMBLER'S LIFE.

New York. 1851. 259pp. 12mo. Publisher's embossed cloth, spine gilt. Spine and edges faded, corners scuffed. Mild foxing. Good. Item #WRCAM50472

Second edition, following the first of the previous year, of Green's memoirs, detailing his life as a gambler, and of his swift reformation after twelve years as one of the most skilled players in the United States. After his reformation he became an active crusader against illegal gambling, writing several important works exposing the tricks of the trade and encouraging rehabilitation from vice. His works are some of the most elusive and important devoted to early American gambling. Rare. SABIN 28535 (ref).

Price: $5,000.00

One of the Author's Rarest Books