First Edition of William Tilden's The Art of Lawn Tennis
The Art of Lawn Tennis.
Tilden, William T.
Item Number: 4196
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1921.
First edition of this early work by Tilden. Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece, illustrated. In near fine condition.
William Tilden was an American tennis playerand is often considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Tilden was the World No. 1 player for seven years winning 14 Major singles titles including 10 Grand Slams, 1 World Hard Court Championships and 3 Pro Slams. He also won a record seven US Championships titles (shared with Richard Sears and Bill Larned). He dominated the world of international tennis in the first half of the 1920s, and during his 18-year amateur period of 191230, he won 138 of 192 tournaments.