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CROQUET

AS PLAYED BY

THE NEWPORT CROQUET CLUB

BY

ONE OF THE MEMBERS.

NEW YORK:

SHELDON & COMPANY,

498 & 500 BROADWAY.

 

Entered, according to Act of Congress, by
SHELDON & CO.,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District
of New York.

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PREFACE

The increasing popularity of Croquet, and the deficiencies of the existing manuals of the game, have encouraged me to give this little book to the public. The treatise of Captain Mayne Reid, to which the introduction of croquet in this country is mainly due, is deficient in system and arrangement, and affords no intelligible determination to many of the cases I have instanced in illustration of the rules of the game. The manuals published in this country are still more faulty. The rules afford no solution to half of the ambiguous cases that arise in ordinary play; and some are guilty of the strange error of allowing the "Roquet Croquet" to every ball—a liberty totally at variance with the fundamental principles of the game, and which in the hands of strong players............

 

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