"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.
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London: Methuen, 1912.
Early printing of Vardon’s masterpiece. Octavo, original red cloth with titles to the spine in gilt, illustrated. Boldly signed by the author on the front free endpaper “Harry Vardon April 25 1915.” In very good condition. 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.
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.
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.
New York: Assouline, 2016.
First edition. Quarto, original boards, over 100 color photographs. Signed by Ken Gross; the photographer George Saitas; the car owner, Jeff Lotman; and the car restorer, Bruce Canepa. Fine in a fine dust jacket with the shipping box.
Two black and white photographs from circa 1961 of Mickey Mantle and Rogers Maris. Each is inscribed to their 1961 teammate Billy Gardner. The Mantle photograph is signed, “To Billy My Best Wishes, Mickey Mantle.” The Maris photograph is signed, “To Bill, Best wishes to a hell of a nice guy, Roger Maris.” A nice association linking these teammates from the World Series champions. The 1961 Yankees are often mentioned as a candidate for the unofficial title of greatest baseball team in history.
Black and white photograph of the 1956 Brooklyn Dodgers signed by Jackie Robinson, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Roy Campanella, Carl Furillo, Dale Mitchell, and five others in ink. The silver gelatin print measures 6.5 inches by 8.5 inches. Matted and framed. The entire piece measures 14.5 inches by 16.5 inches. Rare and desirable signed by these baseball legends.