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The following books contain stunning photographs and artwork on tennis. The books are listed in alphabetic order of title.

All books are British hardback editions without dustwrapper (D/W) unless otherwise stated. A description of the condition of each book is given using the following terms/abbreviations:
Mint - as new; VG - very good condition; Good - obviously used but complete with no major faults; Ex library - from a public or school library and may contain the occasional stamp or label but in many cases this is the only indication.

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ART OF TENNIS 1874-1940 - GARY SCHWARTZ. Wood River; 1990 1st US Softcover Edition; 171 pages. Fascinating record of tennis as depicted by magazine covers & illustrations, picture postcards & advertising illustrations. Lavishly illustrated in colour.
VG £27.50 (approx $46.75)
VG but minor indentations to covers and gift inscription £25.00 (approx $42.50)

GOLF AND TENNIS ILLUSTRATIONS - BOB GIULIANI. Dover Publications; 1994 1st US Softcover Edition; 32 pages. 105 different copyright-free designs (each in 2 different sizes) depicting men, women and children in a variety of typical poses and activities associated with these 2 games. Tennis illustrations include serve, backhand, forehand, holding racket, equipment with many of the players depicted resembling the pros.
VG £12.50 (approx $21.25)

ICONS OF SPORT - DAVID BALLHEIMER. Kensington West; 1999 1st Edition; 224 pages. An outstanding collection of photography from Coloursport celebrating 30 years of excellence in sport. Contains 1000 champions in the form of 50 icons, 250 greats and 700 stars. Tennis Icons are Borg, Graf, Laver, Navratilova (1 page with photo on each); Tennis Greats include Becker, Connors, Evert, Lendl, Hingis, McEnroe, Sampras; Tennis Stars include Agassi, Ashe, Cash, Davenport, Henman, Kournikova, Nastase, Novotna, Wade.
Mint in Mint D/W £20.00 (approx $34.00)

MATCHBALL - CLAUDE LE BOUL. Paul Ide Editions; 1992 1st Belgian Edition; 72 pages. Magnificent, large format book which features paintings by Claude Le Boul of prominent players from the 1980s onwards. Includes Agassi, Becker, Connors, Leconte, Navratilova, Lendl, McEnroe, Wilander, Edberg, Evert, Graf, Chang and Borg. The text (in English and French) includes quotations from various luminaries describing what tennis means to them. Bjorn Borg on front cover. A scarce book.
VG £45.00 (approx $76.50)  SOLD OUT

MOODS OF TENNIS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAY OF THE GAME OF TENNIS IN ALL ITS MOODS. Moods of Mann; 2000 1st Edition; 160 pages. Large format book printed on high quality paper which shows through stunning photographs the emotion and excitement of tennis. Photos cover events from around the world and players from all eras.
Near Mint in lightly edgeworn D/W £35.00 (approx $59.50)

PASSING SHOTS - CATHERINE BELL & ROY PETERS. Muller; 1983 1st Softcover Edition; 112 pages. A large format book with superb black and white photographs which reflect tennis in the early 1980s. Includes full page photos of Bjorn Borg, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Ivan Lendl, Billie Jean King. Kathy Rinaldi on front cover.
VG £20.00 (approx $34.00)

Antique Collectors Club; 1988 1st Edition; 359 pages. Book looks at the evolution and development of 27 ball games and the social attitudes to these sports, thus providing the context in which the artists worked. Separate chapters on Lawn Tennis, Real Tennis, Racquets & Squash Racquets plus other racquet sports. Lavishly illustrated.
VG in VG D/W £25.00 (approx $42.50)

TENNIS EXPERIENCE - DIGIACOMO & SCOTT. Windward;  1979 1st Edition; 256 pages. Hundreds of photos show the tennis world as it has never been shown before. Photos of all the top players - Navratilova, Shriver, Evert, McEnroe, Connors plus Andre Agassi aged about 7.
VG in VG D/W £15.00 (approx $25.50)

TENNIS FASZINATION: SPIELE STARS UND SIEGE – THOMAS EXLER & WERNER STRATENSCHULTE. BLV; 1988 1st German Edition; 200 pages. Large format German language book with spectacular photos looking at the fascinating world of tennis – the players, the tournaments, the big points, the emotions, curiosity cabinet, and behind the scenes. Photos mainly from 1985 to 1987 include Navratilova, Becker, Graf, Lendl, Connors, Edberg, McEnroe, Evert.
VG in VG D/W £25.00 (approx $42.50)  

TENNIS SUPERSTARS - SUE HEADY. PRC; 1998 1st Edition; 100 pages. Large format book which looks at 50 of the top postwar players. Full page action photo plus summary of playing record and career highlights for each player. Includes Agassi, Becker, Connors, Edberg, Henman, Laver, Lendl, McEnroe, Muster, Nastase, Rafter, Rios, Rusedski, Sampras, Evert, Graf, Hingis, Kournikova, Navratilova, Pierce, Sabatini, Sanchez and Seles.
Mint in Mint D/W £15.00 (approx $25.50)

Pipkin Press; 1990 1st Softcover Edition; 112 pages. Collection of superb colour photos featuring over 50 of world's top players - Agassi, Capriati, Graf, Navratilova, Sabatini etc.
VG £12.50 (approx $21.25)

VISIONS OF SPORT. Kensington West; 1993 1st Edition; 158 pages. A celebration of the best photographs from 25 years of Allsport, the world’s largest independent sports picture agency. This large format colour book contains 140 spectacular sporting images. The tennis photographs feature Jana Novotna, Gigi Fernandez, Kenneth Carlsen, John McEnroe, Jim Courier and Boris Becker.
VG in VG D/W (minor damage to surface of D/W where label removed) £15.00 (approx $25.50)

VISIONS OF TENNIS. Quiller Press; 1996 1st Edition; 143 pages. A sumptuous large format book written in English, French, German and Spanish containing many of the best tennis photographs taken over the years by Allsport, the world’s largest sports picture agency. Features all the top players of recent years.
VG in VG D/W £20.00 (approx $34.00)