Croquet: The Rules Governing the Game, as Adopted by the National American Croquet Association. October 4, 1882 [wrapper title].

[N. p. National American Croquet Association, 1882]. First edition. Original printed light brown wrappers, 6 x 4 inches, 11 pages. Light vertical crease; wrappers spotted and somewhat soiled, some foxing throughout; a few short closed tears to a leaf or two and the rear wrapper; a good, sound copy of an ephemeral early American croquet item. Item #18782

Drazin A85a: “Apparently published by the NACA, printed anonymously. The text of this edition is confined to a brief description of the game and a code of 53 numbered rules.” One of two variants, priority unknown. With a contemporary pencil ownership signature to the rear wrapper of an evident croquet player, as this rule book seems to have seen some use.

Price: $350.00