Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 0914339141. Red cloth, just a hint of edge rubbing, nearly new, in like DJ. Now protected in a mylar jacket. Biography of the inventor of "lawn tennis"-what we now simply call tennis. Illustrated with photographs, facsimile of original rules.; Large 8vo 9"-10" tall; 313 pages.
Signed and inscribed by the author. Octavo, red cloth (hardcover), gilt letters, xx + 313 pp. Fine (As New) in a Fine (As New) dust jacket. From dust jacket: Millions of people throughout the world enjoy the game of lawn tennis but few would be able to name the man who gave us the game. Edwardian gentleman Walter Clopton Wingfield, 1833-1912, a member of English aristocracy, served in India and China, retiring to raise his sons and care for his mentally ill wife, and to pursue his several interests. Author George E. Alexander's extensive research into the life of Wingfield has resulted in this, the first biography of the unusual and sometimes controversial man who introduced sphairistike or lawn tennis to the world in 1874...
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