New York: J.F. Taylor, 1901.
First Edition, 265 of 1500 copies. Hundreds of illustrations from drawings and photographs. 411, pp. 1 vols. Large thick 4to. Cloth spine and boards, t.e.g. Very Good, slight chipping to paper spiner label Item #322750
An imposing compilation of sporting personalities and statistics, illustrated with drawings and numerous photographic portraits taken especially for this book. THE TWO CHAPTER, 80-PAGE SECTION ON AMERICAN GOLF IS PARTICULARLY INTERESTING, being divided into "Golf--The Women" and "Golf--The Men" written by the sport's recent champions, Ruth Underhill and Beatrix Hoyt, and H.M. Harriman and Findley S. Douglas, and featuring the leading competitors in the field, as well as tournament statistics for 1895-1900. There is a large, six chapter, 53-page section on COURT-TENNIS AND RACQUETS, along with three chapters (48 pages) on LAWN TENNIS; four chapters (43 pages) on POLO (the chapter “Polo in England” being written by Foxhall Keene); chapters on FOX HUNTING, COACHING (by Oliver H.P. Belmont), MOTORING, and a final four chapters (80 pages) on sail and steam YACHTING. A WONDERFUL RECORD OF TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY SPORT.
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