This rare book (less than twenty copies in existence) has been reprinted (500 copies) for the first time since 1860. Small but packed with information on faro, rakes, three card monte, euchre and many more scams, it is a collectible for anyone interested in manipulations. 167 Pgs. hardcover
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Book Description Toronto, ON: Magicana, 2010, 1st edition, First Printing ( Facsimile Reprint of the 1860 Frederic A Brady edition), Toronto, Ontario, 2010. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine (see description). No Dustjacket as Issued (illustrator). First Edition. -----------hardcover, about 5 x 5.5 inches, a Fine copy, feels unread, brown cloth with gilt lettering, 167 pages plus foreword, a facsimile reprint of the very rare 1860 edition, contents include: The Game of Faro; Side Strippers; The Capper; The Chopping Deal; Expose of the Dealing Box; The Screw Box; Sanding the cards; Rakes; Hollows and Rounds; Fifty Threes; The Cat Hop; Snaking Cards; How Cards are Snaked; Roulette; Chucker Luck, or Sweat Cloth; Spout; Poker, or Bluff, Cold Decks; Stamped Cards; Vingt-Un, or Twenty-One; Seven Up, or All Fours; The Long Hand of Seven Up; Three Card Monte; Race Courses, Mysteries of the Turf, etc; The Arm Strap; The Convex, or Dog Eat Dog; The Broker's game; The Bogus Check Game; The Five Aces; The Ring Game; Dropping the Pigeon, or Heeling; Watch Stuffing; Three card Monte on the Ohio River; The Game of Euchre, etc; The Five Aces and the Nigger Stealer; Three card Monte on Lake Ontario, etc; The Strap Game on Lake Champlain, etc, The Strap game and How It is Played; The Ball and safe game in Cleveland; The game of French Monte in Chicago; The Strap Game in Memphis; Confidence Women; The Thimble Game; Mock Auctions, or Peter Funks, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo. Not Signed. Bookseller Inventory # 155001
Book Description Magicana Edition, Toronto, 2010 First Edition Thus. Hardback., 2010. 12mo. pp 167. Original publisher's brown cloth with embossed decoration at front and gilt lettering at spine and front. 500 copies only printed.ISBN: 9780978067588Pages: Fine. Bookseller Inventory # C24401