New York: William Morrow & Company, 1974. First edition. Hardcover. 241pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 black cloth with red paper over boards. Green endpapers. Very good, with subtle fading along the edges of the boards. The cloth at the head of the spine is frayed, with a small loss. In a good only dust jacket, with a large loss from the paper at the head of the jacket's spine, and the surrounding areas of the panels. Item #45766
From the dust jacket- "He was born in New York in 1930, learned table tennis as a youngster, first played for money when he was twelve, won his first parks championship when he was thirteen, won the New York City Juniors Championship at the same age, and began betting seriously the next year when he started to play at Lawrence's Broadway Table Tennis Club, where the best players in the world hung out."