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    2004 "The Greatest Athlete of All Time" by Ellsworth Vines III. A loving biography by Vines' son is the most personal look available at this star athlete. Many of his personal letters are transcribed within, along with some never-before-seen photography. The out-of-print hardcover volume is tastefully inscribed by the author at the opening page and presents in NRMT-MT condition.

    The Ellsworth Vines Collection

    The greatest figure of Depression-era tennis, the lanky but heavy-hitting Vines was assigned the title of "greatest tennis player ever" by none other than the legendary Bill Tilden, who makes the assertion in a signed photograph offered as part of the remarkable collection to follow. In four separate tennis seasons of the 1930's, Vines was ranked number one, either alone or jointly, and the tangible evidence of that dominance appears in these pages. The collection comes to us from Vines' son, Ellsworth Vines III, and makes its hobby debut in this auction. Each lot will be accompanied by a signed letter of provenance from the son of this superior athlete.

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    May, 2013
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