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Judge's Library No. 79

by Judge Publishing Co.
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Judge's Library No. 79 by Judge Publishing Co.

Judge's Library was a satirical periodical published in the USA from 1881 to 1947. It was a rival magazine to Puck founded among others by cartoonist James Albert Wales, dime novels publisher Frank Tousey and author George H. Jessop.

This issue No. 79 of Judge is all about poker. It provides a wonderful glimpse into how ubiquitous poker was in the US that such a successful periodical would dedicate an entire issue to it.

Also noteworthy, particularly for Erdnase scholars, is the fact that pretty much all the funny dialogs in this issue are in various national slang and ebonic. Thus the few lines in Expert at the Card Table of that style

"Don't trouble bout no two han's, Boss. Get yo' own han'. De suckah, he'll get a han' all right, suah!"

were simply the times during which the book was written and not anything special about the author.

1st edition 1895, PDF 34 pages.
word count: 7212 which is equivalent to 28 standard pages of text

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Gambling / Poker

Magic & Conjuring / 1800-1899