Item #39287 GAMBLING UNMASKED! OR THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF J.H. GREEN, THE REFORMED GAMBLER; DESIGNED AS A WARNING TO THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF. Jonathan Harrington Green.
GAMBLING UNMASKED! OR THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF J.H. GREEN, THE REFORMED GAMBLER; DESIGNED AS A WARNING TO THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
GAMBLING UNMASKED! OR THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF J.H. GREEN, THE REFORMED GAMBLER; DESIGNED AS A WARNING TO THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.
GAMBLING UNMASKED! OR THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF J.H. GREEN, THE REFORMED GAMBLER; DESIGNED AS A WARNING TO THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

GAMBLING UNMASKED! OR THE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE OF J.H. GREEN, THE REFORMED GAMBLER; DESIGNED AS A WARNING TO THE YOUNG MEN OF THIS COUNTRY. WRITTEN BY HIMSELF.

Philadelphia: G.B. Zieber & Co., 1847. 312pp. Widely scattered foxing. Frontis with original tissue guard, plus six full-page plates. Plates toned. Front pastedown with old bookplate remnant. Original tan cloth, stamped in blind, spotted at upper forecorners, rebacked with portion of original spine laid down. Good+.

This second edition is "considerably enlarged" [Graff] from the 1844 first. The final page contains a notice from the LUTHERAN OBSERVER, commending Green for being "engaged in developing the heartless cruelties of gambling, and the impositions and villanies [sic] practised by the 'sporting gentry' to the pecuniary and moral destruction of thousands of our country."
"A reformed gambler's adventures among brother card-sharps, counterfeiters, etc., along the lower Mississippi, from Kentucky to Louisiana" [Howes]. Green "made a good thing out of being a reformed gambler" [Graff]. He was the authoritative early writer on gambling in America. His book discloses the many secrets of cheating at cards.
Graff 1638; Howes G365; Sabin 28535. Item #39287

Price: $2,200.00

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