It's really a neat book. Lots of illustrations (125 to be exact) that show how to properly execute a wide variety of games. There are chapters on:
Cricket, Croquet, Gymnastics
Knock-Em Down, Lawn Billiards, Broadsword
Archery, Fencing, Skating
Riding, Rowing, Sailing, Swimming
So if your son or grandson is getting a bit bored as summer vacation draws to a close, we suggest stopping by the Bullis Room and looking through this book to get some new ideas on some old games. And you might even find a game that is new to him, even though it's been around for more than 150 years.