SCHANILEC, Gaylord. MIDNIGHT PAPER SALES. HAUTMAN, Pete. ~ Bad Beat with Joe Crow’s Rules for Poker and Life.
One of 200 numbered copies, this no. 199. 7 multi-colour wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Signed by the author and the artist. Handset in Garamond Monotype, with Ratdolt titling. Printed on Zerkall paper. 12mo., bound in printed paper over boards, in a slipcase. As new. Midnight Paper Sales. 1998.
Novelist Pete Hautman is a player. Early one morning the rest of us were moving as quickly as we could toward home. Pete, however, stood thoughtfully analyzing the game—who won, who lost, and why. Bad Beat takes place in Zink’s club 34, a familiar bar with a card game going on upstairs. In the course of the story we learn to the meaning and implications of the term "bad beat". An addendum to the book: Joe Crow’s Rules For Poker and Life represents Hautman’s observations about the game of Poker, and life.