First Edition of William Tilden's Glory's Net; Inscribed by Him
Tilden, William J.
Item Number: 64016
London: Methuen & Co, 1930.
First edition of this novel by the first American tennis player to win Wimbledon. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author in the year of publication, “In memoriam of those battles in the indoor court and that year at Wimbledon 1921, With my best, Bill, Wm. J. Tilden 2nd, June 1930.” In very good condition.
William T. Tilden II was an American tennis player and is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 player for six years from 1920 through 1925. He won 15 Major singles titles including ten Grand Slam events, one World Hard Court Championships and four Pro Slam tournaments. He was the first American to win Wimbledon in 1920.