BEADLE'S DIME HANDBOOK OF CROQUET: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE PRACTICE OF THE GAME. GIVING ALL THE RULES PROPOSED BY VARIOUS AMERICAN WRITERS ON THE GAME.

New York: Beadle and Adams, [ 1885]. [4],28pp., including diagrams and a scorecard. Frontis. Original pictorial orange wrappers. Minimal wear. Near fine. Item #WRCAM56563

A later edition of the fourteenth entry in Beadle's first series of Dime Handbooks related to games and pastimes, a genre that they originated and made vastly popular along with their dime novels. Originally issued in 1866, the copyright on this edition reads 1885, was published by Beadle and Adams, and indicated their location as 98 William Street. The front cover illustration, repeated as a frontispiece, shows a well- dressed lady with a croquet mallet. JOHANNSEN, BEADLE AND ADAMS I, p.377 (ref).

Price: $200.00

A Gentle Pastime for Gentlewomen