"No matter what happens, keep on hitting the ball": Harry Vardons Classic How to Play Golf
How To Play Golf.
Item Number: 42063
London: Methuen & Company, 1914.
Eighth edition of this classic Vardon work. Octavo, original green cloth, frontispiece of Harry Vardon, tissue-guard, illustrated throughout. In near fine condition with light rubbing.
Harry Vardon was a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport in his day, along with John Henry Taylor and James Braid. He went on to win The British Open Championship a record six times and also won the U.S. Open.
Other Books by this Author
London: Hutchinson & Company, 1920.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth. Near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips to the spine. Illustrated with several folding plates from action-shot photographs. First editions in the original dust jackets are rare.
"No matter what happens, keep on hitting the ball": First Edition of Harry Vardons Classic "How To Play Golf"; Signed by Him
London: Methuen, 1912.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. In very good condition. Signed by Harry Vardon on the front free endpaper. Housed in a custom half morocco clamshell box. Books signed by the legendary golfer are rare.
"For this game you need, above all things, to be in a tranquil frame of mind": Rare First Edition of Harry Vardons Classic Work "How To Play Golf
London: Methuen, 1912.
First edition. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt. In near fine condition with the spine gilt fresh, small repair to the crown of the spine.
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.
Triumph Books, 1994.
First edition. Octavo, original boards. Signed on the title page by Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, Tom Watson, Bob Hope and Robert Trent Jones. In near fine condition. A nice collection of autographs.
"There are other Annapurnas in the lives of men": First Edition of Maurice Herzog's Annapurna; Inscribed by Him
London: Jonathan Cape, 1952.
First edition in English, preceding the American edition by one year. Octavo, original blue cloth. Inscribed by the author who has added “June 3rd 1950” the day the summit was reached. Some light foxing to the page edges in a very good dust jacket with some rubbing and wear to the extremities.
"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.