Books - January & February 2005
This section contains books
added to the website during January and February 2005 and allows customers to quickly find our
new stock. All items
listed here are also listed in the appropriate section within the main
category. Items in this section are listed by category - click on the
category heading to go to the full listing of the books in that category.
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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1. AUTOGRAPHED BOOKS
2. BIOGRAPHIES - MEN
ACES AND PLACES
- HARRY HOPMAN.
Cassell; 1957 1st Edition; 240 pages. The renowned coach recounts his experience
with Australia in the Davis Cup in the 1950s and includes stories of the players
he encountered - Riggs, Kramer, Gonzales, Segura, Drobny, Hoad, Rosewall etc.
Many amusing anecdotes. 16 pages of b&w photos.
worn D/W with piece missing to rear of jacket £12.50 (approx $21.25)
AUTOBIOGRAPHY - JOHN MCENROE.
Little Brown; 2002 First Edition; 346 pages. John McEnroe's revealing
autobiography. 16 pages of photographs.
VG in VG D/W £12.50 (approx $21.25)
THAN JUST A GAME - STAN SMITH.
Ventures; 1977 1st Paperback Edition; 63 pages. A biography of Stan
Smith with the emphasis on his Christian faith.
Good (some creasing to front cover) £7.50 (approx $12.75)
BIOGRAPHIES - WOMEN
JUSTINE HENIN HARDENNE
HENIN-HARDENNE, TRAGEDY & TRIUMPH MARK RYAN.
Robson Books; 2004 1st
Edition; 225 pages. The first biography of Justine Henin recalling her triumphs
on the tennis court and the tragedies and discord that have torn her family
apart. 16 pages of colour photos.
Mint in Mint D/W £20.00 (approx $34.00)
THE GAME - JOHN MCPHEE.
1970 1st UK Edition; 150 pages. An analysis of the games of Arthur
Ashe and Clark Graebner as demonstrated in their US Open semi-final match of
1968. Much biographical detail of both players.
VG in edgeworn D/W (small area of surface damage to D/W) £12.50 (approx $21.25)
5. FITNESS, TRAINING &
6. HISTORIES OF LAWN
LAWN TENNIS YEAR - EDITED BY SIDNEY MOORHOUSE. Pelham; 1971 1st
Edition; 143 pages. A review of the 1970 season together with a section on great
players of the past.
edgeworn D/W £12.50 (approx $21.25)
7. HISTORIES OF MAJOR
LAWN TENNIS TOURNAMENTS
OF WIMBLEDON 1877 TO 1926 - A WALLIS MYERS.
1st Edition; 96 pages. Story of The Championships published as the
official Jubilee Souvenir. An excellent history of the early days of tennis as
well as of Wimbledon with many historic photos.
Popular Edition in VG condition apart from some discolouration to covers £75.00
Popular Edition in VG condition apart from minor water mark to lower right
corner £65.00 (approx $110.50)
GUIDE TO THE CHAMPIONSHIPS. AELTC; Paperback Edition; 16 pages. A
brief spectators guide to The Championships with ground map, facilities for
spectators and 'do's and don'ts'.
Near Mint £2.50 (approx $4.25)
COMPILATION OF PICTURES & RECORDS ON THE 127 US DAVIS CUP PLAYERS EUGENE L
Week; 2000 1st US Edition; 128 pages. A record of the 127 players who
have represented the United States at Davis Cup 1900-2000 with a photo and a
summary of their Davis Cup playing record.
Near Mint in Near Mint D/W £25.00 (approx $42.50)
STORY OF THE
DAVIS CUP - ALAN TRENGOVE.
1991 Revised Softcover Edition; 677 pages. A record of the contest from its
beginnings in 1900. Graphically retells the major incidents plus full year by
year results. Illustrated by b&w photographs.
VG (light creasing & marking to front cover) £10.00 (approx $17.00)
8. HUMOROUS BOOKS
AND COACHING TO 1918
PRIMER: HOW TO PLAY TENNIS FOR BEGINNERS P A VAILE.
Sports Publishing Co; 1922 Edition; 55 pages plus adverts. Published as No 1 in
the Spaldings Primer Series, this coaching book covers the basics for the novice
with a section on Making & Keeping a Court. 24 plates illustrate the strokes and
there are 15 pages of adverts for Spalding tennis equipment rackets, balls,
posts, nets, shoes.
Good staples rusty, cover is detached and creased/edgeworn £20.00 (approx
10. INSTRUCTION AND
COACHING 1919 TO 1930
INSTRUCTION AND COACHING 1931 TO 1980
TENNIS TECHNIQUE, TRAINING & TACTICS D W GRESHAM & A E MILLMAN.
1st Edition; 128 pages. Good coaching manual by two professional
coaches. Includes 16 page photo section featuring Ken McGregor, Frank Sedgman
and Maureen Connolly.
Good £7.50 (approx $12.75)
AND COACHING 1981 TO 2004
TENNIS IS MENTAL STEPHEN RENWICK.
Honestcreative; 2004 1st
Softcover Edition; 96 pages. Small
format book containing mental tips for players in 5 chapters. 1 tip per page
under the following sections - Pre-Event Planning, The Day of the Match, The
Match, The Battle, Analysis of Your Match/Goals. Alex Bogdanovic gives his
personal tips on Mental Success.
Mint £7.50 (approx $12.75)
13. LAWN TENNIS ANNUALS
Tennis Annual and Almanack 1954; Seixas; 336 pages (Heavy creasing to covers) £15.00
WIMBLEDON ANNUAL 2004;
160 pages; Federer & Sharapova; Mint in Mint D/W £27.50 (approx $46.75)
ON THE TOUR
Publishing; 2003 1st Softcover Edition; 268 pages. Spencer Vignes
tells the story of his pilgrimage across England trying to find out where tennis
in this country went wrong. He plays at least one stroke on every court he finds
from derelict inner-city courts to the upmarket surroundings of Queens Club. An
affectionate look at tennis and England.
Near Mint £10.00 (approx $17.00)
17. NOVELS & POETRY
18. REAL TENNIS,
OTHER RACKET SPORTS & CROQUET
CROQUET - J W SOLOMON.
A & C Black; 1989 Softcover Edition; 120 pages. Invaluable guidance on the game
of croquet, covering intricacies of play, techniques & tournament strategy, with
a separate section on laws of the game. Book includes a new chapter on tactics
which discusses modern approaches to croquet.
VG (ex-library copy with usual inkstamps and labels and covers covered in clear
plastic) £7.50 (approx $12.75)
ENCYCLOPAEDIAS & RECORD BOOKS
ANTHOLOGIES & QUOTATIONS
22. TENNIS ART
& PHOTOGRAPH BOOKS
COURT CONSTRUCTION & MAINTENANCE
24. TENNIS TRIVIA & QUIZ
25. WTA ATP & ITF