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A TREATISE ON TENNIS by a MEMBER of the TENNIS CLUB.
London, printed for Rodwell and Martin, New Bond Street, 1822.. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST ENGLISH BOOK ON TENNIS 1822. 8vo, approximately 225 x 140 mm, 9 x 5½ inches, LACKS THE FOLDING PLATE, pages: vii, 1-120, including half-title, publisher's dark blue cloth spine and drab boards, printed paper label to spine with price. Slight wear to head and tail of spine, paper label slightly chipped, corners worn, light foxing and pale browning at front and rear, occasional foxing, neat old ink inscription on first pastedown ( H. M. Curteis, 1846), otherwise a very good copy, lacking folding plate as noted. See, Tennis Origins and Mysteries by Malcolm Whitman pages 22-23 MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE. FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
      [Bookseller: Roger Middleton]
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