The Badminton Library – Tennis.
Longmans, Green, and Co.
8vo. 5.5 x 7.5 inches. xiv + 488 pp. Bound in original brown pictorial cloth, gilt. Patterned endpapers. Extremities a little worn, at head and tail of spine, and browning of fly leaves and foxing; otherwise a very good clean copy, with some pages uncut. Illustrated by 12 plates, including frontispiece and numerous wood engraved text figures, including plans, and by title page vignette. The tennis volume, and fourteenth to be published, of the Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. It includes numerous fine plates of moustachioed chaps and elegant ladies both playing and watching the game. John Moyer Heathcote (1834-1912) was a barrister and real tennis player. He was later the amateur tennis champion, playing a key role in drawing up the rules for lawn tennis and proposed covering the vulcanised ball with cloth. The other authors include Edward Oliver Pleydell-Bouverie (1856-1938) and Arthur Campbell Ainger (1841-1919). First published 1890.
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