SCARCE FIRST EDITION OF THE SCIENCE OF DRAW POKER, 1901
CURTIS, David A. The Science of Draw Poker. (New York: David A. Curtis, 1901). Octavo, original red cloth. $2250.
First edition of this turn of the century guide to understanding, playing, and winning at poker.
Written by an early poker great, this work deals with all aspects of poker, from basic rules, to calculating the chances of winning, to winning through strategic play. Also included is a glossary of poker terms, intended for both the novice player and the expert. Powell 408. Jessel 349. Very occasional notes and underlining, much of it in pencil.
A few tiny marginal tears and spots of soiling to interior, inner paper hinges expertly reinforced, only most minor wear and soiling to original cloth, toning to spine. A near-fine copy. Scarce.