21:gerritt M. Evans. How Gamblers Win. Ny, 1865.
Evans, Gerritt M. How Gamblers Win. New York: Gerritt M. Evans & Co., 1865. First edition. Green cloth stamped in gold. 12mo. Lower third of title page expertly restored, front hinge reinforced, minor wear to extremities of exterior and page corners. Rare. How Gamblers Win is a bona fide classic, and one of the earliest books in English to reveal the secrets of cheating at cards. It reveals the secrets of a reported professional “advantage player,” one Gerritt M. Evans, describing how to cheat at Poker, Whist, Blackjack, and other popular games. Printed in several popular editions by Dick & Fitzgerald of New York in the mid- and late-19th century, fewer than six examples of this, the true first edition, are known to exist. Less than half of those examples in private collections.