Orcutt, William Dana (book design); WHITMAN, Malcolm Douglass; Outerbridge, Eugenius H. (introduction)
Title TENNIS ORIGINS AND MYSTERIES WITH AN HISTORICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY BY ROBERT W. HENDERSON, NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY
Binding Half cloth
Book Condition Near fine
Jacket Condition Very good Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher New York The Derrydale Press 1932
Seller ID 1001
8vo (6¾” x 9½). pp. 257. LIMITED EDITION. Book design by William Dana Orcutt in half brown cloth over laid light brown paper covered boards. Titles in gold on the front board and in black on paper spine label. Two raised bands on spine. In original glassine dust jacket. One of 450 copies printed on watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. Includes frontis. and 27 additional illustrations.
A book that provides the details and theories on the origin of the sport, written by 3 time US Open winner, Malcolm Whitman. The book is dedicated to Orcutt, who was a friend of the author and who personally supervised production of the book at the Plimpton Press. With an introduction by Eugenius Outerbridge, first president of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the brother of Mary Ewing Outerbridge, who Whitman asserts in this book was the person responsible for importing the game of lawn tennis to the United States from Bermuda in 1874.
A lovely, unopened copy of this scarce title in the extremely scarce dust jacket.