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Base Ball, Cricket, Are 2 of 5 Beadles' Dime Pubs in 1861

Salience Peripheral
City/State/Country: New York, NY, United States
Game Base Ball, Cricket, Rounders
Immediacy of Report Contemporary


"13 April, 1861.  Beadles' Dime Books.  We have received another batch of the wonderfully cheap and excellent works published by BEADLE & CO., 141 William Street, New York. They are the “Dime Chess instructor,” “Book of Cricket,” “Baseball Player,” “Guide To Swimming,” “Florida, or, The Iron will,” by Mrs. Denison, and “General Anthony Wayne, the Hero of Two Wars,” by G. J. Victor. They are all published at ten cents each, in convenient form, with clear type, good ink and paper. Excessive cheapness has given to the publications of this house an immense sale all over the country. The liberal enterprise of the proprietors fully deserves this gratifying result."


Note: This notice does not mention Henry Chadwick as editor of the Beadle Base Ball Player series.


Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1861; provided by John Thorn, posting to the 19CBB listserve, December 5, 2017. 

For the full text of the Beadle 1860 "Base Ball Player," see http://vbba.org/rules-and-customs/1860-beadles-full-text/

For an account of Beadles Base Ball books, 1860 through 1881, see https://www.ulib.niu.edu/badndp/misc-bdbp-b.html

See also 1860.6 Chadwick's Beadle's Appears, and the Baseball Literature is Launched.


Contents of the 1860 Beadles publication include:

[] a description of the game of rounders

[] the 1845 Knickerbocker Rules (14 sections on field rules)

[] A listing of 22 clubs formed 1845-1857

[] The 1858 establishment of the NABBP

[] The NABBP Rules of 1860 (38 sections)

[] The 1858 Rules of the Massachusetts Game (21 Sections)

[]Rules for the Formation of a Club

The 1861 edition is reported to include player averages (runs per game)

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Submitted by John Thorn
Submission Note Posting to 19CBB listserve, December 5, 2017.


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