First edition, first printing of this poker classic, adapted into a Hollywood film starring Steve McQueen.
Near fine in very good plus dust jacket.
THE CINCINNATI KID
"There was no hope in playing The Kid. And it was not worth twenty dollars to see if The Kid was bluffing. He folded."
The book and the movie center around one epic poker game of THE CINCINNATI KID versus Lancey "The Man" Howard. The Kid faces cheating — in both cards and relationships — and betrayal to try to earn the title of "The Man" for himself.
Boston, Toronto: Little, Brown and Company, (1963). 8'' x 5.25''. Original black boards with gilt lettering to spine. Original unclipped ($3.95) color pictorial dust jacket designed by Seymour Chwast. Green topstain. Green endpapers. , 154 pages. Jacket with light edgewear, small closed tear at front hinge; scattered soil. A bit of spotting to topstain. Sharp and bright.
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