New York: Beadle and Company, [n.d., ca. 1874].
Variant issue, preface and contents pages as separate leaves, with added leaf, Croquet Score and explanation. Frontispiece, illustrations in text. [iv], 28 pp. 1 vols. Small 8vo. Orange wrappers, upper cover pictorial reproducing the frontispeice. Very good (spot to upper cover, spine partly split) Cf. Drazin A15(e) & (f); Johannsen vol. 1, p. 377, no. 14. Item #317245
Early American croquet rules, from Routledge’s Handbook of Croquet (London, 1864), here in a variant issue with altered pagination and an added leaf, Croquet Score. By Frank Glover, Esq., and an explanation on the verso. There are no advertisements in the text. The inside front cover is headed Pupular Dime Hand Books and advertises the Standard School Series and Young People’s Series. The back cover advertisement is for Peck and Snyder, titled Headquarters for Field Croquet”; the inside back cover advertises Beadle’s books, Games and Pastimes for 1874, and lists eight titles.
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