Red cloth, gold lettering on front board. Nice Firm copy ! Light general wear. Boards slightly soiled and rubbed. 104 pages. Written by Captain H. De B Delisle, 2nd battalion, The Durham Light Infantry. Has ads from local Bombay polo supply shops. Appendix of books for polo players by Thacker & Co. Capt. Henry de beauvoir De Lisle's contribution to the game started in 1894 with a six chapter pamphlet printed for regimental circulation only. In 1897, De Lisle expanded this work into Hints to Polo Players in India. De Lisle was the first to categorize the principles of the game of polo by enlargening Capt. Younghusband's precept into a coherent scheme: possession, pace and scoring. With eight plates of polo tactics and other smaller diagrams. Chapters: Stable Management; The Training of Polo Ponies; Ponies; How to Begin Polo; Saddles and Bridles; Polo Clubs; Polo Sticks; the Duties of No. 1; Duties of No. 2; Duties of No. 3; Duties of Back; Treatment of a Polo Stable n Hot Weather; Polo Tournaments; The Rules of the Game. De Lisle later wrote Polo in India (Bombay, 1907).