How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms. Stated.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.
How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.

How To Play Croquet. A New Pocket Manual of Complete Instructions For American Players. Illustrated With Engravings and Diagrams. Together With All The Rules Of The Game; Hints On Parlor-Croquet, and A Glossary Of Technical Terms.

Boston: Adams & Co., [1865]. First Edition. Wrappers. A Very Good + copy of the first edition, first printing, in the Publisher's original stringbound wrappers, showing some handling soil and minor tears, as well as some minor wear to the spine including loss to the spine's lower 1 1/8 inches. The volume, which measures approximately 6 3/4 inches by approximately 4 3/8 inches, contains 47 pages of text (including a Glossary of Technical Terms), giving the reader a good understanding of how the game is to be played, as well 17 pages of advertisements. The oldest document to bear the word croquet with a description of the modern game is the set of rules registered by Isaac Spratt in November 1856 with the Stationers' Company in London. Per the Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary, the word "Croquet" made its first appearance in English-language literature in 1864 in Anthony Trollope's wonderful novel "The Small House at Allington", and beginning in 1894 Spalding Athletic Library issued official rules (with illustrations) as adopted by the National American Croquet Association. Croquet was an event at the 1900 Summer Olympics and Roque, an American variation on croquet, was an event at the 1904 Summer Olympics. While Wimbledon (the "All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club" -- founded on July 23, 1868) hosts the world's oldest professional tennis tournament, it was founded -- at the height of a croquet craze -- as the "All England Croquet Club", holding its first croquet competition at Wimbledon in 1870. [The Club's original ground was situated off Worple Road, Wimbledon and Croquet was quite popular there. When the then-infant sport of lawn tennis was introduced in 1875, only one lawn was set aside for tennis. As tennis continued to grow in popularity, the club, in 1877, changed its name to the "All England Croquet and Lawn Tennis Club".] A Very Good + copy of this notable booklet which is QUITE SCARCE -- and is especially so when in condition as nice as is this copy. QUITE SCARCE INDEED. Very good +. Item #3387

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