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  • MURDER IS MY RACQUET. by [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Jeremiah Healy, David Morrell and Ridley Pearson, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. Jeremiah Healy, David Morrell and Ridley Pearson, signed.
    MURDER IS MY RACQUET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2005.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Anthology collecting "fourteen original tales of love, death and tennis by today's great writers," including Lawrence Block, Kinky Friedman, John Harvey, John Healy, James W. Hall, Stephen Hunter, Judith Kelman, Peter Lovesey, Mike Lupica, Ridley Pearson, David Morrell, Robert Leuci, Daniel Stashower and Lisa Scottoline. SIGNED by FOUR contributers - by Otto Penzler on the title page with the comment "this book serves an ace!" and by 3 authors at their stories - Jeremiah Healy, David Morrell and Ridley Pearson. Introduction by Otto Penzler. xiv, 316 pp. ISBN: 0-89296-0159.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 51157
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  • Ashe, Arthur with Neil Amdur.
    OFF THE COURT.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: New American Library (1981.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First autobiography of this great African American tennis player, a black champion in a white world - ranges from his years growing up as a boy in the 1950's in the segregated South to playing at Wimbledon and confronting apartheid in South Africa. Includes an account of his heart attack and surgery at age 37 - an attack that was to have much more tragic consequences later on, since he contracted AIDS from the blood transfusionhe was given then. Illustrated with photographs. Career highlights. 230 pp. ISBN: 0-453-004008.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 31156
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  • Brown, Rita Mae.
    SUDDEN DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1983. dj. Hardcover first edition - A story of a tennis champion in love with an attractive professor. The true depth of the two women's feelings for each other will be tested when word of their unconventional relationship is leaked to the press. 241 pp. ISBN: 0-553-050370.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket. (some rubbing and edge wear to the dj.)

    Book ID: 22615
    Keywords: Gay and Lesbian, tennis
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  • Brown, Rita Mae.
    SUDDEN DEATH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, 1983. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A story of a tennis champion in love with an attractive professor. The true depth of the two women's feelings for each other will be tested when word of their unconventional relationship is leaked to the press. SIGNED on the title page. ISBN: 0-553-050370.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22616
    Keywords: Gay and Lesbian, tennis
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  • THE GOLDEN PEOPLE. by Gallico, Paul
    Gallico, Paul
    THE GOLDEN PEOPLE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965. dj. Hardcover first edition - Informal profiles by this former sportswriter of some of the stars of the "Golden Decade" of the 1920s - in boxing, tennis, baseball, football, golf - including Bobby Jones, Babe Ruth, Gertrude Ederle, Gene Tunney, Helen Wills, Ty Cobb, Jack Dempsey, Knute Rockne and many more. Illustrated with many photographs. 315 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (some short closed edge tears to dj) .

    Book ID: 79229
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  • King, Billie Jean with Kim Chapin.
    BILLIE JEAN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, 1974. dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography of this great women's tennis champion - focusing primarily on her career, but also discussing the abortion controversy she was involved in, and her marriage to Larry King. Illustrated with photographs. 208 pages, index.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15824
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  • BASHA. by Lewis, John Hamilton.
    Lewis, John Hamilton.
    BASHA.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, TX; Durban House Publishing Company, (2001) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A "thriller rooted in ancient Middle East hatreds of identity and blood loyalties. Set in the world of elite professional tennis, BASHA is charged with the fiercely competitive nature of professional sports and the dangers of terrorism." SIGNED and dated in 2002 on the title page. 301 pp plus 8 pp publisher's ads. ISBN: 1-930754140.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73640
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  • KAFFIR BOY IN AMERICA: An Encounter With Apartheid by Mathabane, Mark.
    Mathabane, Mark.
    KAFFIR BOY IN AMERICA: An Encounter With Apartheid

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, (1989.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The second volume of his autobiography: this begins when he arrives in the US as an 18 year old college student on a tennis scholarship - and it recounts his coming of age in a country overwhelmingly in its immensity, luxuriousness, poverty and despair - and not free from racism. Photographs. Index. 303 pp. ISBN: 0-684190435.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 78547
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  • Nastase, Ilie.
    THE NET.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: St Martin's, 1987. dj. Hardcover first edition - Second novel set in the world of professional tennis by this former world champion. Translated from the French by Ros Schwartz.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 15134
    Keywords: fiction, tennis
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  • CHAMPION'S CHOICE. by Tunis, John R.
    Tunis, John R.
    CHAMPION'S CHOICE.

    Edition: Reprint.

    Cleveland, Ohio & New York: World Publishing Co., (c 1940). Hardcover - A young girl has become a tennis champion at Wimbledon and in the United States, but when her childhood friend asks her to marry him - and to quit in the middle of a tournament, she faces a difficult choice. Frontispiece. A Falcon Book. 215 pp plus 1 pp publisher's ad.

    Condition: Good overall in glossy illustrated boards (rather severe toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 79153
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