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Heathcote, Charles Gilbert
Tennis by J.M. Heathcote . Lawn Tennis by C.G. Heathcote. Rackets by E.O. P.-Bouverie. Fives by A.C. Ainger .
Longmans, Green, and Co, London, 1891. Second Edition. Frontispiece and 11 plates, numerous illustrations, many of the leaves unopened in the Tennis, Fives and Rackets sections. Pp. [i-ii, i-]vi-xiv; [1-]484. 8vo (7 3/8 x 5 1/8in; 187 x 130mm). Extra-illustrated with 2pp. of manuscript revisions (likely by C.G. Heathcote), to be used in the stead of the existing text on p. 449, together with two relevant press reviews of earlier editions loosely inserted. There are many minor alterations, almost exclusively to the 'Lawn Tennis' section, but there are also a number of more substantial changes (see pages 181, 182, 183, 184, 328, 329, 338, 339, 340, 437-445, and 449). Condition of contents: spotted, a working copy with various leaves detached and some small tears, pp.341-342 supplied from another copy. A fascinating 'incunable' of tennis. From the library of one of the founders of the modern game, with his corrections, including substantial alterations to an aspect of the game which no longer exists: the calculating of 'Odds' which was a form of handicapping. C.G. Heathcote 'was an English barrister and tennis player. He was one of the founders of the All England Club, and played in the first Wimbledon Championships in 1877 Heathcote was born at Conington Castle, Conington, Huntingdonshire, the third son of John Heathcote of Conington Castle Huntingdon and his third wife Emily Colbourne. He was educated at Eton College and was admitted at Trinity College, Cambridge, on 6 April 1859. He was a scholar and migrated to Emmanuel College, Cambridge on 20 June 1863, being awarded an … [Click Below for Full Description]
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