Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1940.
First edition, first printing. About Fine, with slight fading to head of spine, and page 284 irregularly cut at margin, else a very fresh copy in a Very Good dust jacket with fading to the spine panel, shallow chipping at spine ends, and light rubbing. A handsome copy of David Maurer's sociological study of the con artist. It formed the basis of many of the tricks in the 1973 George Roy Hill film The Sting, starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford. Item #160607015