Arts / Antique & Vintage Books / The Badminton Library. Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Rackets, Fives by JM and CG Heathcote. E O P Bouverie. A C Ainger JM and CG Heathcote. E O P Bouverie. A C Ainger Longmans, Green and company 1890: decorative brown cloth hardcover with gilt decoration and lettering to spine: black lettering and decoration to front: approximately 5.25 x 7.7 inches  tall: 484 pages including index: black and white full page illustrations including tissue guarded frontispiece: black and white inset explanatory illustrations: black and white diagrams. Synopsis: Offered to supply the 'want of a modern encyclopaedia' to guide the inexperienced man in the practice of various British sports, and dedicated to the Prince of Wales in 1890, this compilation of description and instruction  by J M Heathcote on Tennis, C G Heathcote on Lawn Tennis, E O P Bouverie on Rackets, and A C Ainger on Fives includes the following chapters:   Part One: Tennis.  1) The Palaeontology of Ball Games. 2) the History of the Court, Racket, and Ball. 3) Modern Tennis. 4)  The Laws of Tennis. 5) Some General Reflections on Tennis, and Hints to Beginners.6) Records of Matches and Memoirs of Eminent Players. Glossary.   Part Two: Lawn Tennis. 1) The Origin of Lawn Tennis. 2) The First Tournament.3) The Development of Lawn Tennis. 4) The Revolution of Lawn Tennis. 5) The Triumvirate of Lawn Tennis. 6) The Court. 7) The Implements of Lawn Tennis .8) First Steps. 9) Service. 10)  In Play .11) Tactics of the Single Game. 12) The Four Handed or Double Game by H W W Wilberforce.13)  Match Playing by H F Lawford.14) A Reminiscence of 15 Years of Lawn Tennis by Spencer W Gore. 15) Hard Courts and Covered Courts. 16) Ladies' Lawn Tennis by Miss L Dod. 17) Lawn Tennis in America by R D Sears. 18) On Umpires. 19) Handicapping, and the Management of Prize Meetings-Handicapping.-Management of Prize Meetings.  Part Three: Rackets. 1) The Origin of Rackets.2) Professional Players.3) Amateurs.4) Practical Instructions.  Part Four: Fives. 1) Fives. 2) A Song of Fives  Appendix. Index.  Condition: Slight discolouration to back cover: spine ends and corners bumped: R S Paul's bookplate and stamp to front end paper: small stains to preliminary pages: a few fox marks to the  occasional page and index overall clean, good and collectable. used books
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  • Book Title: The Badminton Library. Tennis, Lawn Tennis, Rackets, Fives
  • Author: JM and CG Heathcote. E O P Bouverie. A C Ainger
  • ISBN: MWO0655665
  • Publisher: Longmans Green and Co
  • Year Published: 1890
  • Status: Sold - We are currently out of stock for this title

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