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“TREATISE ON THE ROYAL GAME OF TENNIS” by de Manevieux. The state of the game in the mid-18th century in France where it was very popular with all classes. Manevieux’s Treatise was first published in French in 1783. This is the first English translation,a task undertaken by Australian Royal Tennis enthusiast, Dr. Richard Travers. The book was published by Michael Garnett's Historical Publication in 2004 and includes colour photos of d'Artois' tennis court and players mentioned by Manevieux. The book was dedicated to d'Artois who, after a sojourn in England during the revolution, returned to France as Charles X. Manevieux, who lived and played tennis as an amateur in Lyon, remained there during the revolution and was executed during the 'Great Terror'. A copy is in the RMTC Library.

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