First Edition of Drives and Puts in the original dust jacket; Inscribed by Walter Camp in the year of Publication
Drives and Puts.
Camp, Walter and Lilian Brooks.$4,800.00
Item Number: 82458
Boston: L.C. Page, 1899.
First edition of this collection of golf short stories by the father of American football. Octavo, original cloth, frontispiece of a woman golfer by H.C. Ireland, vignette on title page, top edge gilt. Inscribed by Walter Camp in the year of publication on the front free endpaper, “Louis, with my best wishes, Walter Camp. Xmas 99.” Near fine in the rare original dust jacket with light wear and restoration to the extremities. Inscribed first editions in the original dust jacket are exceptionally rare.
American football coach and sports writer Walter Camp’s early contributions to the game of American football included the invention of the line of scrimmage and system of downs. Camp attended Yale College where he later coached and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1951. He published nearly 30 books and 250 articles throughout his career.