"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
How To Play Golf.
Item Number: 24009
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.
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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"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.
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.
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.
Works of . . . : Ask Mamma; Handley Cross; Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour; Plain or Ringlets; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Romford’s Hounds.
London: Bradbury Agnew & Co..
Octavo, 6 volumes. Printed for subscriber’s. Three quarters red leather, gilt titles to the spine, top edges gilt. Colored frontispiece to each volume, as well as the title page. Illustrations by John Leech. In very good condition.
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.
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.
London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1961.
First British edition of Arnold Palmer’s first book. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by Arnold Palmer on the front free endpaper. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a closed tear to the front panel and light rubbing.
“WHEN YOU COME TO A FORK IN THE ROAD, TAKE IT”: Signed Limited Edition of My Favorite Summer 1956; Signed by Mickey Mantle
New York: Doubleday, 1991.
Signed limited first edition. Octavo, original leather. Signed by Mickey Mantle in gold ink on the front panel. Laid in is the information regarding that Mickey Mantle signed a limited number for the publisher, Doubleday. In near fine condition. Uncommon.
"Always remember that however good you may be, the game is your master": First Edition of Taylor on Golf
London: Hutchinson & Co, 1902.
First edition. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt title and tooling to the spine and front panel. In excellent condition with light rubbing and moderate foxing to the endpapers.
Indianapolis/ New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1936.
First edition of Bobbs-Merrill Company, published after the 1931 edition. After searching for a publisher and being rejected many times over, the Bobbs-Merrill Company published an expanded edition on May 1, 1936. Octavo, original cloth. Signed “Cordially yours Irma S. Rombauer” on the front free endpaper. In very good condition with some rubbing and wear to the extremities. Housed in a cloth clamshell box. Rare, especially signed.