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MARSHALL, Julian editor.
Tennis Cuts and Quips, in Prose and Verse, with Rules and Wrinkles.
London, Field & Tuer, Ye Leadenhalle Presse, & C. for Simpkin, Marshall & Co; Hamilton, Adams & Co., [1884]. FIRST EDITION. Oblong 8vo, pp. [2, printed fly-leaf with advertisements], 293, [5, advertisements]; a little browned and spotted in places only; uncut in the original printed publisher's boards, spine with printed lettering-piece, endpapers with illustrated advertisements; a little spotted and rubbed; inscribed 'F.R. Burrow' referee of the Wimbledon Championships between 1919-1932. This is one of the more unusual tennis books, a collection of verses and anecdotes mostly about lawn tennis, edited by the author, art collector, contributor to Grove's music dictionary and Honorary Secretary of the All England Lawn-Tennis Club Julian Marshall (1836-1903). 'As a boy Marshall won the champion racket at Harrow. He was through life keenly interested in the practice and literature of games, and above all of tennis' (DNB). Interesting for the historian of tennis are as well the illustrated advertisements for tennis equipment at the beginning and end of the volume. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
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