Lot 5: Doherty Reginald

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Lot 5: Doherty Reginald: (1872-1910) English Tennis Player, Wimbledon Champion 1897, 1898, 1899 & 1900 & Laurence (1875-1919) English Tennis Player, Wimbledon Champion 1902, 1903, 1904, 1905 & 1906. An Extremely Rare Book Signed By Both Reginald And Laurence Doherty Individually, Being A Hardback Edition Of R. F. & H. L. Doherty On Lawn Tennis, First Edition Published By Lawn Tennis, 1903. Illustrated With Photographic Plates Of Various Tennis Strokes And With The Original Photographs Of The Doherty Brothers And Dedicatee, Grand Duchess Anastasie Of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. Individually Signed By Both Reginald And Laurence Doherty With Their Names Alone In Dark Fountain Pen Ink To The Lower Mount Of Their Photograph, The Sepia Image Depicting The Players Seated Together In A Relaxed Full Length Pose Wearing Their Tennis Whites And Each With A Racket At Their Side. Some Very Slight, Minor Ink Bleeding To The Signatures. Further Inscribed By Reginald Doherty To The Front Free Endpaper In Dark Fountain Pen Ink, 'With Best Compliments From The Authors' And Dated October 1903 In His Hand. Some Very Slight, Minor Ink Bleeding To The Signatures. Bound In The Publisher'S Blue-Grey Cloth With White Title To Cover And Spine. Some Light Overall Foxing And Age Wear To The Book (G), The Signed Photograph Vg International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £1000 - 1200
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