Chicago: Frederick J. Drake & Company, 1902.
Illustrated by M D Smith. Early Printing. Trade Paperback. Good with no dust jacket. Item #13711
Professionally rebound in new wraps, tone with foxing, otherwise light wear. Solid trade paperback. ; An early printing of this classic manual of card sharping and sleight of hand, also know as The Expert At The Card Table. First Edition was by the author in 1902 per Michael Canick; A Price Guide To Magic Books 1639-1990, page 49; Drake took over circa 1905. No titles in the one page of publisher's ads are later than that date. Stephen Powell; A Gambling Bibliography; 598. "The one essential guidebook to attaining the highest level of card mastery, from false shuffling and card palming to dealing from the bottom and three-card monte, plus dazzling card tricks." Hard-to-find early printing of this well-regarded manual of card manipulation. ; 178, 1 ad pages.