Philadelphia. 1847. ,312pp. plus frontispiece and five plates. 12mo. Original brown embossed cloth, spine gilt. Scattered fading, spine and edges chipped. Bookplate and ownership stamp on front and rear pastedowns, penciled notations to flyleaves. Front hinge tender. Foxing and toning, lower margin stained on some pages. About good. Item #WRCAM50474
The second edition, after the first of 1844. "A reformed gambler's adventures among brother card-sharps, counterfeiters, etc., along the lower Mississippi, from Kentucky to Louisiana" - Howes. One of several works by Green, the most important early writer on gambling in America. This book is the most famous of his works, and reveals various forms of card-sharking and cheating. HOWES G365.