|Title||The Game of Bowling on the Green or Lawn Bowls|
|Editor||James Weir Greig|
|Publisher||American Sports Publishing Co, New York, USA|
|Edition reviewed||1st (reprinted)|
|List price||10 cents|
|Cover size (cm)
(height x width)
|21.0 x 14.6|
|Number of pages||41 (excluding 40 pages of advertisements)|
|Number of pages with||Coloured photos||Black & white photos||Line drawings|
|Synopsis||This title is one of an increasing number of 'Public Domain' books now being printed across a multitude of genres. Public Domain books are those that are out of copyright and hence allow printing to be done from the original publication - often with an attractive selling price. Like most bowls books of this age, an original copy - assuming one became available - would almost certainly be prohibitively expensive, and so the opportunity to purchase this one for a few pounds was irresistible.
The book is just one in a series of over 300 in 'Spalding's Athletic Library'. Mr A G Spalding was one of the first in America to publish a handbook devoted to athletic sports (base ball) and followed it up at intervals with other titles on sports prominent in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The first 20 pages of The Game of Bowling on the Green or Lawn Bowls are essentially devoted to advertising Spalding's Athletic Library, with the final 20 pages focused on promoting the company's extensive range of sporting goods and equipment - from sets of bowls at $8.50 a pair to steel lockers (prices on request).
The 41-page section on bowls is basic and divided into the following headings: