PROPHETIKA Specially annointed edition comes with dustjacket and clear red 19mm casino craps dice as your chances of being able to sleep after reading a few pages of this first volume of a three part hip pocket series of UNPUBLISHED Sun Ra poems and ruminations will be rather slim. Some information for slackers, regarding the numbers game from the intergalactic void currently passing as the "internet":
In 1788 "Krabs" (later spelled Crabs) was an English variation on the dice game Hasard (also spelled Hazard). Craps developed in the United States from a simplification of the western European game of hazard. The origins of hazard are obscure and may date to the Crusades. Hazard was brought from London to New Orleans in approximately 1805 by the returning Bernard Xavier Philippe de Marigny de Mandeville, the young gambler and scion of a family of wealthy landowners in colonial Louisiana. Although in hazard the dice shooter may choose any number from five to nine to be his main number, de Marigny simplified the game such that the main number is always seven, which is the mathematically optimal choice. Both hazard and its simpler derivative were unfamiliar to and rejected by Americans of his social class, leading de Marigny to introduce his novelty to the local underclass. Fieldhands taught their friends and deckhands carried the new game up the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Celebrating the popular success of his novelty, de Marigny gave the name Rue de Craps to a street in his new subdivision in New Orleans.
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