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. 38. 7 multicolour wood engravings by Gaylord Schanilec. Signed by the author and the artist. Handset in Garamond Monotype, with Ratdolt titling. Printed on Zerkall paper. Pp. 42. 12mo., bound in quarter red cloth with printed paper boards, in the original slipcase with wood engraved label to one side. Very slightly rubbing to top edge, otherwise an excellent copy.
With the original prospectus inserted loose.
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 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.