Lot 373 of 515:
The Book of the Ball, 1913  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$108
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$10 - $100

Title:
The Book of the Ball
Author:
Crawley, A.E.
Place:
London
Publisher:
Methuen & Co.
Date:
1913
Description:

x, [2], 220, + 31 ad pp. Illustrated with plates from photographs. (8vo) red cloth lettered in gilt.

A  delightful comparison of ball sports the world over from a former tennis professional. Starting with Chapter 1 "The Sentiment of the Ball" the text proceeds to "The Natural History of the Ball", "The Science of the Ball", and "Principles of Ball Games".

"Dr. Gilbert Slater asks pertinently: 'What is it that makes the action of knocking a little white ball with a crooked stick so soothing to the nerves of the middle-aged clerk or sugar-broker?'"

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Condition:
Moderate wear, rubbing at spine ends, small splits to joints at heel; mild toning, rear hinge starting; very good.
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Item number:
302476a
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