The Gambler. Aylwin L. MARTIN.

The Gambler

New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, [1929]. First Edition. Scarce historical novel, an interracial love story set in the gambling halls of antebellum New Orleans. The protagonist, a riverboat gambler, wins a plantation and two slaves, a mother and her octoroon daughter with whom their new owner falls in love. 8 copies located in OCLC as of June, 2015. See James A. Kaser, The New Orleans of Fiction, 318. Octavo (19cm.); original cloth in purple pictorial dust jacket; [6],350pp. Jacket extremities rubbed with a few short closed tears and chipping at corners, minor dust-soiling to rear panel; top textblock edge more heavily dustsoiled, else Near Fine in Very Good jacket.

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