Oswald Jacoby on Poker (1940)


"Poker Is a Game of Money Management--Not Card Management"

Jacoby, Oswald. Oswald Jacoby on Poker. New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1940.

Octavo. Hardcover. 1st Edition.

Rare first edition of this highly technical guide to winning a poker, framing it as a game of money management and risk assessment rather than a game of luck, in the original dust jacket. Written by Oswald Jacoby, one of the 20th century's most accomplished players, this book strives to turn any reader into a skilled card player with the knowledge to win off a bad hand. Oswald Jacoby on Poker also features a foreword by sportswriter Grantland Rice and an introduction by mid-century bridge player William E. McKenney. Book about-fine, dust jacket with only slight light rubbing and toning to extremities and a few spots of foxing to rear panel. A near-fine copy.