The Games of Lawn Tennis and Badminton by “Cavendish” 1883

  • The Games of Lawn Tennis and Badminton by “Cavendish”
  • 5th Edition
  • 1883
  • £325


The Games of Lawn Tennis and Badminton by “Cavendish” 1883 5th Edition

Edition of “Cavendish” early rule book which includes Badminton, which was dropped in later editions. Henry Jones wrote under the name Cavendish.

In 1869 Jones joined the All England Croquet Club, which had been founded the previous year. He was later voted onto the club’s committee and was Secretary for a brief period in 1871. In 1875 Jones proposed that one of the club’s croquet lawns should be set aside for playing lawn tennis, which proved to be a significant step. In 1877, Club Secretary John Walsh proposed that a lawn tennis championship be held, and “Wimbledon” was born. Jones and two other prominent men, Julian Marshall and John Moyer Heathcote, formed a sub-committee to frame the rules, many of which survive today, and Jones was referee at The Championships from 1877 to 1885.

This fifth edition of 1883 has green boards with gold decorations that include rackets and shuttlecocks with text “The Games of Lawn Tennis and Badminton by Cavendish. The thirty pages are gold edged and include luxurious end papers. The pages are complete and tight. Some spotting occurs throughout, the boards and spine are in very good condition. There is a tiny 1.75cms split to the top right of the spine.

Price £325