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Title:
Great Lawn Tennis Players, Their Methods Illustrated

Author:
Beldam, George W. and P. A. Vaile

Place:
London

Publisher:
Macmillan

Date:
1905

Description:
xxix, [3], 403 pp. Illustrated from over 200 demonstrative (or action) photographs, show various equipment, grips, tennis playing, (including the service game, fore-hand and back-hand strokes, etc.), various volleys, and scenes from famous matches of tennis stars from the turn-of-the-century. 8¾x5¾, original decorative green cloth, front cover with gilt vignette, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. First Edition. A scarce classic and early first edition lawn tennis title by two well-known sport authors / contributors (including several golfing titles), showing how strokes should and should not be played. Text written by Vaile and photographs taken by Beldam. Seldom seen offered, this being the first copy PBA Galleries has ever offered.

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Condition:
Spine leaning and a bit faded, light edge wear and rubbing, a few small bumps; rear hinge cracked, front hinge tender, occasional mild foxing; bookplate of John Letts of 34 Canonbury Park South (London); contents still clean and useful; good overall, scarce.


 
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