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Merrihew, Stephen Wallis
The Quest of the Davis Cup: Volume VI of The Lawn Tennis Library.
American Lawn Tennis, Inc, New York, 1928. First signed limited edition de luxe of Merrihew's classic work on the "World Cup of Tennis." Octavo, bound in three quarters morocco with gilt titles and tooling to the spine in six compartments within raised gilt bands, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers, engraved photogravure tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Davis, illustrated with 48 engravings after photographs. One of 250 copies printed of this edition de luxe, this is number 18. Signed and dated by the author, "S. Wallis Merrihew October 8, 1928." In near fine condition. An ardent advocate for the sport of lawn tennis, Stephen Wallis Merrihew founded American Lawn Tennis (ALT) magazine in 1907 as the official organ of the United States Lawn Tennis Association. His first book, The Quest For the David Cup covers the history of the premier international team event in men's tennis, from its beginnings in 1900 as challenge between Great Britain and the United States through the time of publication. [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB [Palm Beach, FL, U.S.A.]
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