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FOURNIER, EDOUARD, AND [EUGENE CHAPUS] | Le Jeu de Paume son histoire et sa description. Paris: Didier, 1862

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

FOURNIER, EDOUARD, AND [EUGENE CHAPUS] | Le Jeu de Paume son histoire et sa description. Paris: Didier, 1862

FOURNIER, EDOUARD, AND [EUGENE CHAPUS] | Le Jeu de Paume son histoire et sa description. Paris: Didier, 1862

Estimate:

15,000 - 20,000 USD

FOURNIER, EDOUARD, AND [EUGENE CHAPUS]

Le Jeu de Paume son histoire et sa description. Paris: Didier, 1862


4to (10 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.; 273 x 212 mm). Half-title and title printed in red and black, 14 albumen prints mounted on grey card and numbered as 16 plates; inner margin of title adhered to frontispiece, ink stain to verso of frontispiece, minor fingersoiling to title, some tissue guards loose or torn. Original full red cloth, front cover gilt-lettered with gilt crossed rackets and balls motif, spine, gilt lettered, yellow coated endpapers; extremities worn, some soiling and staining to covers, upper third of spine perished.  


The first tennis book after Lukin, and the first to use photographic plates 

As Noel and Clark note: "nothing more valuable as a contribution to the history of tennis in early times has ever been written" (pp. 289-291). 


One of the greatest histories of tennis


REFERENCES

Garnett 293; Henderson 191


PROVENANCE

The Railing Tennis Collection (their sale, Christie's South Kensington, 17 November 2005, lot 80)


Condition as described in catalogue entry.


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