Lawn-Tennis. James Dwight.


Boston: Wright & Ditson and Pastime Office, London, [1886].

First Edition. [viii], 94, [12, ads]pp. 1 vols. 8vo. Original grey cloth. About fine, some toning as usual to the text block. Signed C.A.Vilis Whitman p.218; Phelps & Sabine p. 62. Item #308879

This is the first book written by an American player about the game. Basically all preceding American books on lawn tennis are rule books. Dwight was American doubles champion with the great R.D. Sears from 1882-84. Dwight introduced the sport in America after an 1874 trip to Europe. Dwight founded the US National Lawn Tennis Association.

Price: $550.00 Free International Delivery