First Edition of Bernard Darwin's Fifty Years of Country Life
Fifty Years of ‘Country Life’.
Item Number: 53028
London: Country Life, 1947.
First edition. Octavo, original yellow and green cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front cover, gilt topstain, illustrated. In near fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
"It is a law of nature that everybody plays a hole badly when playing through": FIRST EDITION OF BERNARD DARWIN'S THE GOLFER'S MANUAL: 1857
The Golfer’s Manual. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland by ‘A Keen Hand’ and originally Published in 1857 and now Reprinted with an Introduction by Bernard Darwin.
London: The Dropmore Press, 1947.
First edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, this is number 239. Small octavo, original cloth. Text printed on hand made paper with wood engraved frontispiece. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning.
London: Souvenir Press Ltd, 1986.
First edition of this collection of writings by Bernard Darwin. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Dust jacket designed by Des Jordan.
"It is the constant and undying hope for improvement that makes golf so exquisitely worth playing": First Edition of Bernard Darwin's Golf: Pleasures of Life Series
London: Burke, 1954.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light rubbing.
"A classic in the literature of golf": First Edition of A History of Golf in Britain; Signed by Bernard Darwin
London: Cassell & Company, 1952.
First edition. Quarto, original green cloth. Signed by Bernard Darwin on the front free endpaper. Frontispiece of John Taylor, illustrations throughout. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some small chips to the front panel and one to the foot of the spine. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by Bernard Darwin are rare.
“IT IS THE CONSTANT AND UNDYING HOPE FOR IMPROVEMENT THAT MAKES GOLF SO EXQUISITELYWORTH PLAYING”: First Edition of Bernard Darwin's Green Memories; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1928.
First edition of the first volume of the author’s autobiographical trilogy. Octavo, original cloth. Illustrated with several plates from photographs, including frontispiece portrait of the author. An excellent example in the rare dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Examples in the original dust jacket are rare.
"It is the constant and undying hope for improvement that makes golf so exquisitely worth playing": First Edition of Playing the Like; Signed by Bernard Darwin
London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1934.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Bernard Darwin Jan 1935.” An excellent copy with some information regarding the book pasted to the inside gutter in the very rare dust jacket with a few closed tears. Rare in the original dust jacket and signed.
"It is the constant and undying hope for improvement that makes golf so exquisitely worth playing": First Edition of Bernard Darwin's A Round With Darwin
London: Souvenir Press, 1984.
First edition of this collection of essays by Bernard Darwin. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a fine dust jacket.
London: Chapman & Hall, 1936.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears and light rubbing. First editions in the original dust jackets are rare and this is easily the nicest example we have seen or handled.
London: Country Life Limited, 1946.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Name to the front free endpaper, very good in a very good dust jacket with some wear and tear.
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
London: Universal Bridge of Trade , 1931.
First edition. Folio, gilt-lettered stamped sterling silver corners on front cover, moire silk doublures; all edges gilt. Contains forty four photogravure portrait and view plates, tissue guards. Text in parallel columns in English and French.
"If you don't do your part, don't blame God": First Edition of The Real Billy Sunday; Signed by Billy Sunday
Dayton, OH: The Otterbein Press , 1914.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper, “W.A. Sunday Psalm 34.” Light rubbing to the cloth, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some wear and a chip to the crown of the spine. Illustrated throughout. Books signed by Billy Sunday are rare.
First Edition of Coaching Days and Coaching Ways; Finely Bound by Bayntun Bindery; From the Library of E.F. Hutton
London: MacMillan & Company, 1888.
First edition. Quarto, ornately bound in full red morocco by Bayntun. Gilt tooling to the spine, front and rear panels, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. With the original cloth bound at the rear. Extensively illustrated with drawings by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. From the library of Edward Francis Hutton with his bookplate. Hutton was an American financier and co-founder of E. F. Hutton & Co., one of the most respected financial firms in the United States. Along with his second wife was General Foods heiress, Marjorie Merriweather Post, whom he married in 1920 they built several famous houses including Hillwood, a Tudor revival style mansion on Long Island’s North Shore, Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, and the largest privately owned seagoing yacht of the era, the “Hussar V”, which is best known as the Sea Cloud. An exceptional presentation with noted provenance.