First Edition of Gary Players First Book; Inscribed by Golfing Legends Gary Player and Jack Nicklaus
Gary Player’s Golf Secrets.
Item Number: 989
New York: Prentice Hall, 1962.
First edition of Player’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Fine in an excellent near fine dust jacket. Inscribed by Gary Player on the title page and additionally inscribed by Jack Nicklaus to the same recipient on the front free endpaper.
Gary Player has won three Masters Tournaments, three British Opens, two PGA Championships, the U.S. Open in 1965, three Senior PGA Championships, two Senior U.S. Opens, three Senior British Opens and the Senior Players Championship in 1987.
Other Books by this Author
London: Collins, 1962.
First edition. Octavo, original cloth. Signed by the author in a contemparary hand on the front free endpaper, “With Very Best Wishes Gary Player.” Very good in the original dust jacket that shows some wear to the crown.
New York: Prentice Hall, 1962.
First edition of Gary Player’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author opposite the half title page, “To Bill Roy Good luck with your game Gary Player 1-1-66.” Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of rubbing.
London: Sidgwick & Jackson Limited, 1991.
First British edition. Warmly inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “Best regards to Raymond Metcalf, my Champions Golf Club friend Gary Player 1996.” Fine in a fine jacket.
"Poet, Singer, Great heart, may our god bless your name, and the womb that held you, and the breasts that gave you milk. and may god forgive us all"; First Edition of Kahlil Gibran's Jesus The Son of Man; Warmly Inscribed by him
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1928.
First edition of Kahlil Gibran’s masterful retelling of the story Jesus of Nazareth. Octavo, original cloth, illustrations by the author. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “For Roy and D. from Howard and Bill With the blessing upon you four, and with the gratitude of Kahlil Gibran 1928.” Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. Rare and desirable inscribed and in the original dust jacket.
“They looked at each other until they weren't acquaintances any longer": First Edition of What Makes Sammy Run; Inscribed by Budd Schulberg in the year of publication
New York: Random House, 1941.
First edition of what many consider one of the most important novels on Hollywood and the film industry. Octavo, original cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Julian Johnson with respect and fond regards, Budd. March 29, 1941.” The recipient Julian Johnson, who was the head story editor for 20th Century Fox studios in the 1930s. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. A nice association.
Boston: Little, Brown, 1978.
First edition of Wouk’s sequel to The Winds of War. Thick octavo, original half cloth. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author, “For Goerge Miken adviser and friend from Herman Wouk 17 Sept 78.” Fine in a near fine price-clipped dust jacket. Housed in a custom slipcase.
"I think we shall have fulfilled our mission well if when our time comes to give up active work in the world we can say we never saw a wrong without trying to right it": Eleanor Roosevelt's Up To The Women; Inscribed by Her
New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1933.
Early printing of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first book. Octavo, original cloth, tissue guard present opposite the frontispiece portrait of Roosevelt. Presentation copy, inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper in the year of publication, “To Miss _____ with best wishes from Eleanor Roosevelt Nov 17th 1933.” Fine in the rare original dust jacket with light wear and tear. A very nice example.