OFFERS; ATP/WTA 2003 GUIDES; TENNIS STAMPS; de GARSAULT
here for previous newsletters.
THE TENNIS BOOKSHOP
Newsletter is 50 with this edition! The first mailing was in November
1986, and my first exhibition was for the LTA Centenary in March 1988
when I was honoured with a visit from HM The Queen! Since then, I have
staged a further 57 exhibitions, mostly a week in length, in venues as
far apart as Stockholm, Frankfurt, Antwerp, and Amsterdam, as well as
the last 15 years at Eastbourne, the last 10 years at The Queen's Club,
the last 5 years at the Royal Albert Hall, and many others. I have traded
not a long way short of 100,000 tennis books! Who said tennis fans don't
buy tennis books? The exhibitions allow me to meet and make new clients
and meet again many old acquaintances. Since I started, other dealers
have come into the business on their own account, but with a differing
philosophy to mine. I don't compromise on condition and that means that
my prices may be higher than elsewhere. But my experience is that almost
all my clients will pay a little more for a book in beautiful condition.
In addition I pride myself in locating the great, rare titles. I have
also established a trade in books on Real Tennis and Rackets/Racquets,
and latterly in Squash Rackets. Here the prices frequently lurch into
3 or even 4 figures, but this is mostly because they are published in
tiny runs, often less than 500 copies. So now I look forward to the next
50 editions with plans to change the format and include photographs. This
is my chance to say thanks to all of you who have been regular clients
and supported The Tennis Bookshop. I am at it 7 days a week usually and
never know what the next e-mail or phone call will bring in terms of new
opportunities. And now I wish all my readers a Happy Christmas and a prosperous
SPECIAL BOOK OFFERS
AT VERY LOW POST-FREE PRICES! To celebrate the 50th edition of the
Newsletters, I am listing a large number of mainstream tennis biographies
and histories. I have made substantial price reductions on all of them;
in addition they are all offered at post-free prices. Unless stated otherwise,
they are in very good condition, with dustwrappers. See the end of this
newsletter about an offer of a free book for all orders of £20 and
over, and two free books ("Winning Ugly" and "A Handful
of Summers") for all orders of £100 and over.
THE HONDA CHALLENGE
is at the Royal Albert Hall from 4th to 8th of December. The list of top
players appearing includes McEnroe, Cash, Becker (thanks to the judge!),
Stich, Korda, Leconte, Forget, Edberg, Wade, and Henman! Two sessions
a day will keep the crowds enthralled with entertaining tennis played
in a somewhat light-hearted manner. I hope to get signing sessions from
Cash and McEnroe for their books. I can't promise success, but let me
know if you want a dedication and I will see what I can do for you. My
price for signed copies will be £20 plus postage. Let me know before
3rd December if you want a copy or call me at the Royal Albert Hall on
my mobile 07860-395798. If I succeed, I will deliver books to you in time
of various unusual and interesting opportunities will be a growing feature
of my marketing. With about 75% of my list having an e-mail address, it
gives me the chance quickly to advertise topical news. I know that most
of you have differing interests and some of you might regard it as spam.
If you do, let me know and I will remove your e-mail address from my files.
The other side of this is that, following two recent mass e-mailings,
I quickly sold "The Book of Racquets" by J.R. Atkins (1872),
and quite a few Real Tennis titles. If you have not yet advised me of
your e-mail address or if you have changed it, do let me know.
A WINGFIELD RULES
BOOK passed through Dominic Winter's book auction in early October.
I was there and was an under-bidder. It eventually sold at £3900
plus commission against a ridiculous pre-sale estimate of £200/£400.
Close inspection showed this to be almost certainly a 1st edition of only
8 pages. Tom Todd's excellent book "The Tennis Players" listed
the location of the known surviving editions, but this one was not on
the list. I was able to examine if very carefully and take photographs
for my record. It was in very nice condition and in retrospect I consider
that I should have bid it up to £10,000, but that's easy for me
to say after the event!
001: ATP and/or
002: WTA PLAYER/MEDIA GUIDES 2003 are expected in February, so I am
taking orders now. It is too early to guess the delivery date but if you
want to guarantee getting an early copy, please let me know now. Price
is still unsure but between £20 and £25
My next move with regard to e-mails is to start occasional e-mail auctions.
This will entail listing a small number of unusual and interesting books
and other items, and offering them for auction amongst recipients of my
e-mails. Lot prices will start low, and auctions will run for 7 days,
the winner being the best buyer at the end of the 7th day.
003: US OPEN 2002
DAILY SCHEDULE AND DRAW at £5 post-free world-wide: I can offer
several sets of the first and last day program inserts for the US Open
2002. Each insert has 12 pages carrying the full draws for the Men's Singles
and Doubles, the Women's Singles and Doubles, plus all the age-group supporting
events, and a large plan of the grounds.
COLLECTION OF REAL
TENNIS PRINTS AND ENGRAVINGS: I have recently e-mailed notification
of a 4 page list of original prints and engravings related to Real Tennis.
The list of 39 items in 28 lots is available by post or by e-mail. All
items are matted/mounted, framed and glazed. They date from 1600 to 2000,
and include not only the relatively common items such as the Diderot set
of 1767 but also lovely items from France, England and the USA.
TENNIS STAMP COVERS
FRANKED AT WIMBLEDON post-free world-wide:
004: Registered envelope with 1948 London Olympic stamps franked
at Wimbledon 11 Jul 1954 at £30;
005: Envelope franked 22 Jun 1960 at £10;
006: Envelope franked 27 Jun 1961 at £10;
007: Envelope franked 25 Jun 1962 at £10;
008: Envelope franked 24 Jun 1963 at £10;
009: Envelope franked 22 Jun 1964 at £10;
010: Envelope franked 25 Jun 1966 at £10;
011: Wimbledon special franked envelope 02 Jul 1983 at £5;
012: UK Envelope franked at the Museum 08 Jul 1990 with Stefan
and Martina triumphant on the front at £5.
TENNIS STAMP COVERS
FROM OUTSIDE UK mostly £5 each post-free world-wide:
013: Australia special envelope Switzerland defeat USA in Hopman
Cup 06 Jul 2001;
014: Davis Cup Final Australia vs France 30 Nov 2001;
015: US Open celebrating 100 years of Lawn Tennis 1874-1974;
016: Australian Sporting Celebrities stamp showing Sir Norman Brookes;
017: UK Racket Sports first day cover with 4 racket sports stamps
12 Jan 1977;
018: UK Racket Sports first day cover with 4 racket sports stamps
on official Post Office cover 12 Jan 1977;
019: Swedish special envelope celebrating Borg's career 09 Sep
1981 at £20;
020: Hungarian 1st day cover envelope showing tennis player 23
Jul 1964 at £10;
021: German sports envelope with 3 sporting stamps including tennis
18 Feb 1988 at £10.
TENNIS STAMP SHEETS
FROM St. VINCENT £10 each post-free world-wide: These are complete
sheets of 20 stamps showing a well-known tennis player in full colour
on-court action. The sheets contain bona fide postage stamps.
022: Chris Evert;
023: Steffi Graf;
024: Anders Jarryd;
025: Billie Jean King;
026: Ivan Lendl;
027: John McEnroe;
028: Ilie Nastase;
029: Martina Navratilova;
030: Yannick Noah;
031: Virginia Wade.
032: HAPPY FAMILY
PLAYING-CARDS: This is a rather unusual item, being 6 playing-cards
from a card game dating about 1910. They might be even earlier than this.
Each card shows a nice coloured scene of a member of the family playing
tennis, thus there are Grandfather, Grandmother, Father, Mother, Daughter
and Son. The cards are in beautiful condition. £75
DAVIS CUP TITLES
post-free: UK £12; world-wide £15
033: "Davis Cup (The)" by
Richard Evans; 1st edition of 1998; 256 pages. Centenary history.
034: "Davis Cup (The)" by
Edward C. Potter; 1st edition of 1969; 142 pages.
035: "Davis Cup Yearbook 1996"
by Ronald Atkin; 128 pages. 1996 competition review.
036: "Davis Cup by NEC 1998"
by Christopher Clarey; 128 pages. 1998 competition review.
037: "Davis Cup by NEC 2000"
by Neil Harman; 128 pages. Review of 2000 competition.
038: "Davis Cup by NEC 2001"
by Neil Harman; 128 pages. Review of the 2001 competition.
039: "Story of the Davis Cup (The)"
by Alan Trengove; 1985; 577 pp. This copy is ex-lib.
040: "Story of the Davis Cup (The)"
by Alan Trengove; 1991; 677 pp. Revised p/back edition.
SOME ANNUALS AND
OTHER UNUSUAL TENNIS BOOKS post-free world-wide
041: "Annuaire de la Federation Russe de
Lawn Tennis 1933"; 108 pp in PB. There were several editions
of this very rare tennis annual; all were published in French and Russian.
042: "Cooper's Annual of Lawn Tennis 1959/60"
by M P Cooper; 103 pp. After Dunlop ended and before BP started, this
was a very competent privately published tennis annual. £25
043: "Dunlop Lawn Tennis Almanacks
1951 and 1952" by Pat Hughes in PB. Each at £10
044: "Flicker no 10; Service and
Smash" by Bunny Austin. This is one of the sought-after
1930's Slazenger flicker-books. It is in good tight condition, a bit rubbed
045: "Le Tennis"
par Melle Lenglen, champion du monde; 1923; 97 pp in PB. I suspect this
is her first coaching manual. It has some stunning photos of her contemporaries
in action. £75
046: "New York Racquet & Tennis
Club 1939"; club handbook of members, rules etc. £35
047: "Tennis Simplified for Everybody"
by Ellsworth Vines; 1933; 125 pp in PB. This tall, fast-serving Wimbledon
champion writes his own thoughts on how to improve your game. £30
048: "Wie Lerne ich Tennis"
by Max Stock; 1922; 48 pp in PB. Lovely little German title. £25
049: "World of Tennis Annuals"
1973, 74, 77, 78, 80, 82, 83; all in HARDBOARDS. Each at £15
SOME LATE 19TH
CENTURY BOOKS ON LAWN TENNIS post-free world-wide
050: "Book of Rules for Playing Lawn
Tennis, as adopted by the All-England and Other Clubs";
1883; 15 pp in leaflet format. Referring to the All England Club as the
"A.E.C. and L.T.C." in a very early booklet of playing rules
with several court diagrams and contemporary notes. £475
by James Dwight; 1ST USA edition of 1886; c100 pp. This is the first real
"home-produced" coaching manual in the USA Lawn Tennis bibliography.
Dwight was one of the first Americans to visit Europe to play in competition,
and in his preface he acknowledges the debt he owes to the Renshaws in
showing him how to hone his competitive edge. This is an exceptionally
rare title and this copy is in exceptionally good condition. £750
052: "Practical Lawn-Tennis"
by James Dwight; 1st USA edition of 1893; 168 pp. This is the 2nd of Dwight's
foundation books on Lawn Tennis in the USA bibliography. He has now changed
some of his earlier views on technique, moving away from Court Tennis
and treating Lawn Tennis as its own game. It is beautifully illustrated
and this is a superb copy of a rare title. £500
WOMEN PLAYER BIOGRAPHIES post-free: UK £12/world-wide £15
Any 2 for £20/£25; any 3 for £30/£40; any 4
for £40/£50; any 5 for £50/£60.
053: "Billie Jean: An Autobiography"
by Kim Chapin; 1975; 208 pp. First major King biog.
054: "Billie Jean King"
by F. Deford; 1985; 207 pp. She is holder of most Wimbledon titles.
055: "Choices" by
Judy Nelson; 1996; 232 pp. Judy's version of life and marriage to Martina.
056: "Chrissie" by
Neil Amdur; 1982; 239 pp. Golden girl of tennis & Wimbledon champion.
057: "Chrissie: My Own Story"
by Neil Amdur; 1982; 209 pp. The USA title of 056 above.
058: "Courting Triumph"
by Virginia Wade; 1978; 192 pp. Wimbledon Champion of 1977.
059: "Hana" by Malcolm
Folley; 1989; 184 pp. The Mandlikova story is a good tennis read.
060: "Kitty Godfree: Lady of a Golden
Age" by G Green; 1987; 129 pp. 20's Wimbledon champ.
061: "Lloyd on Lloyd"
by C Thatcher; 1985; 213 pp. Mostly domestic rather than tennis story.
062: "Love Match: Nelson vs Navratilova"
by S Faulkner; 1993; 215 pp. It could not last.
063: "Margaret Smith Story (The)"
by D. Laurence; 1965; 192 pp. Oz Grand Slam winner.
064: "Martina" by
George Vecsey; 1985; 287 pp. The most popular Navratilova biography.
065: "My Waiting Game"
by A. Mortimer; 1962; 196 pp. England's 1961 Wimbledon champion.
066: "Passing Shots"
by Shriver/Deford; 1987; 211 pp. Pam's amusing story of tour life.
067: "So bin Ich" by
Martina Navratilova; 1991; 278 pp. German edition of the Vecsey title.
068: "Steffi: Public Power, Private
Pain" by S. Heady; 1995; 196 pp. The Graf story so far.
069: "Tennis Today"
by Christine Truman; 1961; 119 pp. England's leading player of 1960.
TWO BOOKS ILLUSTRATING
THE ART OF TENNIS POSTERS
070: "Le Tennis a L'Affiche 1895-1986"
by Jean-Pierre Chevallier; 1st French edition of 1986; 96 pp
in large format (4to) PB. Always a very hard book to find, Chevallier
brilliantly illustrates in full colour many examples of tennis posters
over the 90 years his book covers. £75
071: "The Art of Tennis 1874-1940"
by Gary Schwartz; 1st USA edition of 1990; 171 pp in large format (4to)
PB. This book includes magazines, postcards, advertising, posters etc.
post-free: UK £12/world-wide £15
Any 2 for £20/£25; any 3 for £30/£40; any 4
for £40/£50; any 5 for £50/£60
072: "Aces and Places"
by Harry Hopman, 1957, 240 pp. Australian view of 1950's tennis.
073: "Advantage Canada"
by Martyn Kendrick, 1990, 213 pp. History of tennis in Canada.
074: "ATP Tour Ten Years of Superstar
Tennis" by Richard Evans, 1999, 128 pp. ATP review.
075: "ATP Tour Year One 1990"
by R. Evans, 1991, 240 pp. Review of 1990 men's season.
076: "ATP Tour Year Two 1991"
by R. Evans, 1992, 240 pp. Review of 1991 men's season
077: "Book of Wimbledon (The)"
by R. Atkin, 1981, 93 pp. Here are many great action photos
078: "Centre Court Story (The)"
by M. Brady, 1957, 227 pp. Excellent Wimbledon history.
079: "Courting Fame"
by Karen Stabiner, 1986, 254 pp. How life is on the women's circuit.
080: "Covering the Court" by
Al Laney, 1960, 285 pp. Great tennis articles by a great reporter.
081: "Czech Tennis Association 90
Years" by Tomas Cechticky, 1996, 96 pp. Czech history.
082: "Dictionary of Sporting Artists
1650-1990 (A)" by Mary Ann Wingfield, 1992, 354 pp.
083: "Fame" by Gene
Scott, 1999, 128 pp. Mini-biogs on all the Hall of Fame enshrinees.
084: "For the Love of Tennis"
by Ron Atkin, 1985, 265 pp. Anthology of recent great articles.
085: "Gallery of Champions"
by Helen Jacobs, 1951, 224 pp. Her comments on her opponents.
086: "Game, Set and Deadline"
by Rex Bellamy; 1986; 165 pp. Rex writes about the Slams.
087: "Game, Set and Glory: History
of Australian Tennis Championships" by Matthews, 1985.
088: "Game, Set and Match"
Nestle Book of Tennis 2, 1964, 128 pp. Topical tennis articles.
089: "Guinness Book of Tennis Facts
& Feats" by L. Tingay, 1983, 255 pp. Longest, shortest!
090: "Hurlingham Club (The)"
by Taprell Dorling, 1954, 69 pp. History of London sports club.
091: "Illustrated Encyclopedia of
World Golf (The)" by Chris Plumridge, 1988, 256 pp.
092: "Illustrated Encyclopedia of
World Tennis (The)" by Haylett & Evans, 1989, 256
093: "Illustrated History of Australian
Tennis (An)" by R.S. Whitington, 1975, 126 pp.
094: "Inside Tennis"
by Norman Cutler, 1954, 232 pp. Comments on the post war game
095: "International Lawn Tennis Club
of Great Britain", 1991, 168 pp. IC Club history.
096: "Ladies of the Court: Century
of Women at Wimbledon" by Virginia Wade, 1984, 192 pp.
097: "Ladies of the Court"
by Virginia Wade as 096 above but this copy is a large paperback.
098: "Match Point" Nestle
Book of Tennis 1, 1963, 128 pp. Plenty of topical tennis articles.
099: "Open XXXlll" by
Gene Scott, 2001,168 pp. Dramatic photos of the 2001 US Open.
100: "Open Tennis"
by Richard Evans, 1988, 250 pp. How the game eventually went "open".
101: "Open Tennis"
by Richard Evans, 1993, 264 pp. Updated & revised edition of 100 above.
102: "Queens of the Court"
by George Sullivan, 1974, 111 pp ex-lib. Review of top women.
103: "Rothmans Wimbledon on Camera"
by Arthur Cole, 1981, 256 pp. Great Wimbledon pix
104: "Shades of Gray"
by D. Gray, 1988, 224 pp. Gray's best tennis articles in The Guardian.
105: "Short Circuit: 6 months on
the Men's Professional Tennis Tour" by Mewshaw, 1983,
106: "Tennis: A Pictorial History"
by Lance Tingay, 1977, 168 pp, History of Lawn Tennis.
107: "Tennis Book (The), A complete
A-Z encyclopedia of tennis", Lorimer, 1980, 160 pp in
108: "Tennis du jeu mondain au sport
athletique" by Cochet & Feuillet, 1980, 578 pp in
109: "Tennis Experience (The)"
by E.L. Scott, 1979, 256 pp. Great photos illustrate the game.
110: "Tennis Gallery"
by Tennis World, 1990, 112 pp. Lovely colour photos of the top players.
111: "Tennis in Scotland 1895-1995"
by George Robertson, 1995, 317 pp. Scottish history.
112: "Tennis Styles and Stylists"
by Paul Metzler, 1970, 218 pp. His all-time great players.
113: "Tennis Superstars"
by Sue Heady, 1998, 100 pp. Appreciation of current tennis greats.
114: "Tennis the Greats 1920-1960"
by Adrian Quist, 1984, 208 pp in PB. His top players.
115: "Trabert on Tennis"
by Tony Trabert, 1988, 209 pp. His opinions on players & matches.
116: "Ultimate Encyclopedia of Tennis
(The)" by John Parsons, 1998, 224 pp. It's all here.
117: "Wills Book of Excellence Tennis"
by David McMahon, 1985, 192 pp. Indian tennis title.
118: "Wimbledon 1877-1977" by
Max Robertson, 1977, 180 pp. 100 years of Championships.
119: "Wimbledon a Celebration"
by John McPhee, 1972, 136 pp. Pictorial Wimbledon history.
120: "Wimbledon Centre Court of the
Game: Final Verdict" by Max Robertson, 1987, 500 pp
121: "Zlata Kniha Tenisu" by
S. Chvatal, 1993, 205 pp. History of tennis written in Czech!??
122: "100 Wimbledon Championships:
A Celebration" by John Barrett, 1986, 287 pp.
MEN PLAYERS BIOGRAPHIES
post-free: UK £12/world-wide £15
Any 2 for £20/£30; any 3 for £30/£40; any 4
for £40/£50; any 5 for £50/£60.
123: "Advantage Striker"
by Gardnar Mulloy; 1960; 195 pp. Wimbledon's oldest title holder.
124: "Arthur Ashe: Portrait in Motion"
by F. Deford; 1975; 272 pp. Ashe wins Wimbledon.
125: "Big Bill Tilden"
by F. Deford; 1977; 286 pp. Was he the greatest player of all time?
126: "Bigger Than Life"
by W X Shields; 1986; 204 pp. The defaulting Wimbledon finalist.
127: "Bjorn Borg: Winner Loses All"
by L Skarke; 1993; 257 pp. The down-side of Borg's life.
128: "Cannonball Tennis"
by Mike Sangster; 1965; 173 pp. England's top Davis Cup player.
129: "Cross Court"
by Bob Jenkins; 1986; 160 pp. Stormy life of top tennis chair umpire.
130: "Duel for the Crown"
by N. Harman; 1999; 271 pp. Rivalry between Henman & Rusedski.
131: "Dwight Davis: The Man and the
Cup" by N. Kriplen; 1999; 256 pp. How the DC started.
132: "Feast of My Life"
by Ken Lo; 1993; 224 pp. Chinese restauranteur and Davis Cup player.
133: "Fred Perry"
by Ron Atkin; 1984; 204 pp. England's 3 times Wimbledon Champion.
134: "Jean Borotra: The Bounding
Basque" by J Smyth; 1974; 230 pp. 1920's French player.
135: "Love and Faults"
by Ted Tinling; 1979; 314 pp. Top couturier's life on the Women's Tour.
136: "Love Match"
by Marian Borg; 1981; 151 pp. Married life with Bjorn Borg.
137: "Memoirs" by
Mabel Brookes; 1974; 216 pp. Australian player in the early 20th century.
138: "Mixed Double (A)"
by Bunny Austin; 1969; 264 pp. Fine 1930's English tennis player.
139: "My Aces, My Faults"
by N. Bollettieri; 1997; 346 pp. Coach to so many great players.
140: "My Life with the Pros"
by Bud Collins; 1992; 369 pp. PB. Tennis reporter's global travels
141: "Playing for Life"
by Billy Talbert; 1959; 310 pp. Diabetic USA Player who excelled.
142: "Playing from the Heart"
by R. Crawford; 1989; 196 pp. Overcame enormous handicaps.
143: "Portrait in Motion"
by Ashe & Deford; 1975; 272 pp. UK title of 124 above.
144: "Power Tennis"
by Neale Fraser; 1962; 159 pp (torn DW). 1960 Wimbledon champion.
145: "Sampras: A Legend in the Works"
by H. Branham; 1997; 250 pp. Unauthorised Pete biog
146: "Set Points"
by Dinny Pails; 1952; 125 pp. Australian player's life and technical advice.
147: "Stop Talking & Give the
Score" by Max Robertson; 1987; 164 pp. Radio commentator.
148: "Tennis Rebel"
by Mike Davies; 1962; 160 pp. Fiery Welsh tennis player of the 1950's.
149: "The Game" by
Jack Kramer; 1981; 318 pp. Wimbledon champ & Open game proponent.
150: "Tinling: 60 Years in Tennis"
by Ted Tinling; 1983; 226 pp. A very good tennis history.
151: "View from the Tall Chair"
by C. Beck; 1988; 259 pp in PB. Top umpire's story. (inscr)
THREE SOUTH AFRICAN
TENNIS TITLES post-free world-wide
The South African tennis bibliography is not a big one. Other than Gordon
Forbes's two titles, not much else has come out. Because of the adverse
international political situation which maintained at the time, copies
of these titles are even now seldom seen outside South Africa.
"Bad Boy of Tennis (The)" by
Bob Hewitt & Rory Brown; 1st edition of 1974; 139 pages in DW. Bob
Hewitt's somewhat stormy life in tennis is a very good read. I can offer
3 copies as follows:
VG in G DW at £50;
153: VG (inscription) in G DW at £40;
154: VG in G DW ex-lib at £35
155: "Beyond Match Point"
by Andrew Drysdale; 1st edition 1968; 175 pages in HB, DW lacks large
portion of rear section. This very rare book tells the story of Cliff
Drysdale's tennis life £95
156: "When Springboks Leap the Net"
by Louis Duffus; 1st edition of 1968; 104 pages. This paperback title
recounts the history of South Africa's teams in the Davis Cup competition.
ANNUALS" (plus postage) 1984 £100; 1986/87/88/89/92/95/96/98/99
each at £10; 1990 £25; 1991 £50; 1993 £110; 1994
£40; 2000/2001 each at £20; 2002 at £22
L'ART DU PAUMIER-RAQUETIER
ET DE LA PAUME by Francois A. de Garsault. This is perhaps the most
fascinating Real Tennis title of the 18th century. It describes how the
game was played, and it is accompanied by 5 very well-known plates. I
can offer editions as follows:
158: 1st French edition of 1767; 34 pages of text (folio). The
best copy I have ever seen. £4000
159: 1st English edition of 1938; 45 pages of text (4to). Only
200 copies were printed. £475
160: 2nd English (USA) edition of 1977; 45 pages of text (4to).
1 of 750 numbered copies. £100
Purists will know there was also a German edition of 1768. I have seen
one copy in 15 years and this copy was rather smaller than folio, author
given as Herr F.A. von Garsault.
EARLY 20th CENTURY CLASSICS at £99 each plus postage
This 50th edition of the newsletter gives me the opportunity of offering
some great tennis titles at very advantageous prices. All these books
are in hardboards and in good/very good condition. I have only one copy
of each for sale, so please don't delay too long. Buy now!
161: "Aces, Places and Faults"
by Wm. T. Tilden; 1st UK edition 1938; 304 pp. Typically frank Tilden
in which he expounds his theories on tennis, his own game and the game
162: "Lawn Tennis at Home & Abroad"
by A W Myers; 1903; 328 pp. Lovely pictorial boards & 100's of photos;
this is the first major review of Lawn Tennis since it started 30 years
163: "Lawn Tennis in Australasia"
by "Austral" or R M Kidston; 1912; 344 pp. This is
the foundation title in the Australian tennis bibliography. It is beautifully
illustrated. (worn boards)
164: "Lawn Tennis: The World Game
of To-day" by F R Burrow; 1922; 264 pp. The great Wimbledon
Referee writes his seminal coaching manual, presented with green boards
165: "Match Play and the Spin of
the Ball" by William T. Tilden; 1st USA edition of 1925;
355 pp. His most famous and enduring coaching manual, accompanied by a
166: "Match Play and the Spin of
the Ball" by William T. Tilden; 1st UK edition of 1928;
144 pp. Contains the entire coaching section as published in 1925 in the
1st USA edition.
167: "Mechanics of the Game"
by J. Parmly Paret; 1st USA edition of 1926; 269 pp. Part of
the Lawn Tennis Library, this is a highly technical manual, well illustrated
with many photographs.
168: "Memory's Parade"
by A. Wallis Myers; 1st UK edition of 1932; 211 pp. Myers continues his
narrative about the great players of the international tennis world through
169: "Methods and Players of Modern
Lawn Tennis" by J. Parmly Paret; 1st USA edition of 1915;
295 pp with lovely red & gilt decorated external front board. In the
Lawn Tennis Library.
170: "Methods and Players of Modern
Lawn Tennis" by J. Parmly Paret; 2nd USA edition of 1922;
399 pp with lovely green and gilt decorated front board. Part of the Lawn
171: "Off the Racket: Tennis Highs
and Lows" by Philip Hawk; 1937; 391 pp. This large book
contains many marvellous articles on early USA tennis history; very nicely
172: "R.F. & H.L. Doherty on
Lawn Tennis"; reprint of 1932; 87 pp. This is a rare reprint
of the coaching section from the Doherty's famous 1903 title, the first
coaching book of the 20th century. The Doherty brothers were idolised
by the public and greeted even by royalty!
173: "Tennis" by
Helen Wills; 1st USA edition of 1928; 214 pp in DW. She wrote this coaching
book for women at the height of her career; it is beautifully illustrated
with her own drawings. 174: "Twenty Years of Lawn Tennis" by
A. Wallis Myers; 1st UK edition of 1921; 180 pp. The great writer from
The Telegraph describes life on the fledgling tennis circuit in the early
175: "World's Tennis Stars and How
to Play the Game" by Pat O'Hara Wood; c1926; 117 pp. A
fine coaching manual with lots of photos of Australian and New Zealand
top players of the era.
TENNIS MEMOIR" by Don Budge and Frank Deford; 1st USA
edition of 1969; 184 pp This lovely copy of Budge's autobiography is inscribed,
signed and dated by Budge. £150
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