Fifteen-thirty by Helen Wills 1st / 1st 1937

Fifteen-thirty by Helen Wills 1st / 1st 1937

£175.00Price

First US edition and first print published by Charles Schribners in 1937. This is a very good copy. The wrapper has a chip to the top right corners of the front and back panels and some wear to the top and bottom of the spine. There is some browning to the back panel. The boards have some very minor edge wear. The pages are very clean albeit they have browned with age. Overall a very good copy. 

 

Helen Newington Wills (October 6, 1905 – January 1, 1998), also known as Helen Wills Moody and Helen Wills Roark, was an American tennis player. She became famous around the world for holding the top position in women's tennis for a total of nine years: 1927–33, 1935 and 1938. She won 31 Grand Slam tournament titles (singles, women's doubles, and mixed doubles) during her career, including 19 singles titles.

Wills was the first American woman athlete to become a global celebrity, making friends with royalty and film stars despite her preference for staying out of the limelight. 

     

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