(Tennis) London. 1956. First edition. VG cond. cloth in full VG plus cond. dust jacket. 324pp. 67 illustrations. Pages 55-131 have important tennis related writing. A Foundation book on early 20th century tennis. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Crowded Galleries. With Chapters on Tennis ...
Descripción Heinemann, London/Melbourne, 1956, 1956. pp.xii+324. 21.5cm. Colour frontispiece portrait. 60 black and white photographic illustrations. Illustrated end papers. Bibliography. Index. Hard cover in worn dust jacket. A good clean copy Twice winner of the Wimbledon singles title. Norman Brookes also won the doubles and mixed events; he also represented Australia in the Davis Cup. Dame Mabel was for years Melbourne's leading society hostess. [650g]. Nº de ref. del artículo: 22682
Descripción Heinemann, Melbourne, 1956. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Condición: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Good. First Edition. XII, 324pp., acknowledgements, foreword by author, list of illustrations, bibliography and index. Illustrated endpapers, both different, front endpaper shows Napoleon receiving flowers from the Balcombe girls [sisters ], and back endpaper showing an aerial view of Kooyong tennis court. Coloured frontispiece, of Dame Mabel Brookes painted by William Dargie. The text is illustrated with 57 black and white illustrations. Red coloured boards with gilt writing on spine. The corners are slightly rubbed and the head and the heel of the spine are soft. The front hinge is soft. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a tennis match in progress, with blue background and white writing on front panel and spine. The dustwrapper is faded and slightly rubbed. The corners are likewise slightly rubbed. Dame Mable Brookes and her husband were citizens of the world and for many years were the friends of many of the 20th centuries pre-eminent people. This is a recounting of those friendships and times. ****Dame Mables' ancestor, Sir William Balcombe who was a host and burser to Napoleon on St. Helena. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Politics -- Australian; History -- Europe ; Inventory No: 0100610. Nº de ref. del artículo: 0100610
Descripción (Tennis) London. 1956. First edition. VG cond. cloth in full VG plus cond. dust jacket. 324pp. 67 illustrations. Pages 55-131 have important tennis related writing. A Foundation book on early 20th century tennis. Nº de ref. del artículo: 3807
Descripción (Tennis) Melbourne. 1956. First edition. VG cond. red cloth in full, edge chipped, dust jacket. 324pp. overall. Tennis by Norman Brookes on pp. 77-131. Important comments by a major early figure in Australian tennis.Scarce. Nº de ref. del artículo: 4534