The Tiny Lawn Tennis Club. By the Designer of the Children's Kettledrum, London: Dean & Son, [c.1882]. 4° (225 x 185mm). Coloured lithographed frontispiece, title and illustrations, one full-page. (Some very light mainly marginal staining.) Original cloth-backed coloured glazed pictorial boards, decorated endpapers (edges and corners rubbed, some light scratching). Provenance: "Hugh J. May with Aunt Celia's best wishes, Xmas 1884" (inscription on "presentation plate" at the front). "One of the most charming and rarest of more than one hundred [tennis] fiction books is The Tiny Lawn Tennis Club, a children's book written in 1882. It is full of beautiful illustrations and commands a big price" (Jeanne Cherry, Tennis Antiques & Collectibles 1995). " /> TENNIS -- "M.A.C." <I>The Tiny Lawn Tennis Club. By the Designer of the Children's Kettledrum,</I> London: Dean & Son, [c.1882]. 4° (225 x 185mm). Coloured lithographed frontispiece, title and illustrations, one full-page. (Some very light mainly marginal staining.) Original cloth-backed coloured glazed pictorial boards, decorated endpapers (edges and corners rubbed, some light scratching). <I>Provenance</I>: "Hugh J. May with Aunt Celia's best wishes, Xmas 1884" (inscription on "presentation plate" at the front). "One of the most charming and rarest of more than one hundred [tennis] fiction books is <I>The Tiny Lawn Tennis Club</I>, a children's book written in 1882. It is full of beautiful illustrations and commands a big price" (Jeanne Cherry, <I>Tennis Antiques & Collectibles</I> 1995). | Christie's