Item #2022-M302 Gambling and Gambling Devices; Being a Complete Systematic Educational Exposition Designed to Instruct the Youth of the World to Avoid All Forms of Gambling. John Philip Quinn.
Gambling and Gambling Devices; Being a Complete Systematic Educational Exposition Designed to Instruct the Youth of the World to Avoid All Forms of Gambling

Gambling and Gambling Devices; Being a Complete Systematic Educational Exposition Designed to Instruct the Youth of the World to Avoid All Forms of Gambling

Canton, Ohio: J.P. Quinn Co, 1912. Hardcover. 'For a quarter of a century the author witnessed and practiced every variety of gambling known to the profession. The next quarter of a century he has devoted to exposing the frauds of the gambler. Starting out in the lecture field, he realized his efforts would be futile unless he could show the public in a practical form the evil attached to gambling, to accomplish which he took machinery captured from the gamblers and thereby succeeded in saving thousands of young men from gambling.' With a variety of wonderful illustrations, including technical diagrams of gambling machines, melodramatic tableaux, and humorous cartoons depicting the incompetent police officer 'McWeeny'. Green covers with gilt images of horse, dice, cards, champagne, etc., unlikely to convince youth to avoid the advertised dangers. Sunning to spine, bumping and minor fraying of corners and top and tail of spine. Endpapers, fly-leaf, frontispiece portrait of the author, title page, copyright, dedication, preface i-ii, table of contents, 1-306, 2 pages of press-clippings noting the effectiveness of Quinn's lectures on the dangers of gambling and an announcement from Quinn that lectures and films on the subject are available for purchase. 16 x 23 cm. Very Good. Item #2022-M302

Price: $95.00

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