First Edition of Harry Vardon's My Golfing Life; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket
My Golfing Life.
Item Number: 96885
London: Hutchinson & Co, 1933.
First edition of Vardon’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable in the original dust jacket.
"In My Golfing Life Mr. Vardon reviews his golfing experiences and looks back over a career that stands out in golf history as one of the greatest" (Murdoch 818). 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.
First Edition of Harry Vardon's My Golfing Life; In the Rare Original Dust Jacket and from the library of Albert W. Tillinghast with a letter to him signed by Vardon laid in
London: Hutchinson & Co, 1933.
First edition of Vardon’s autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. From the library of golf architect A.W. Tillinghast with his handwritten library index card laid in. A.W. Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects in the history of golf; he worked on more than 265 different courses and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. Affixed to the front free endpaper is a three-page autograph letter signed and entirely in the hand of Vardon to Tillinghast on Vardon’s letterhead dated February 19th 1914 which reads in part, “Dear Mr. Tillinghast, I thank you very much for clipping & also letter. I fail to understand American people. They ask for my candid opinion of things…then they slate you for doing so…” During his career, Vardon made three visits to North America, 1900, 1913 and 1920. During all three trips he competed in the U.S. Open finishing 1st, 2nd and tie 2nd, becoming golf’s first international celebrity in 1900 when he toured the United States and Canada. Near fine in a very good dust jacket.
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922.
First edition of this golf instructional by Vardon. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated from photographs posed by the author. In near fine condition, contemporary name to the front free endpaper.
"NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, KEEP ON HITTING THE BALL": FIRST AMERICAN EDITION OF HARRY VARDON’S HOW TO PLAY GOLF
Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Co, 1912.
First American edition of Vardon’s classic work. Octavo, original cloth, with forty-eight illustrations. Frontispiece portrait of Harry Vardon with tissue guard present. In near fine condition. Uncommon.
“A single person is missing for you, and the whole world is empty": First Edition of Joan Didion's The Year of Magical Thinking; Signed by Her
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
First edition of the account of the year following the death of the author’s husband. Octavo, original half cloth. Signed by Joan Didion on the title page. Fine in a fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Carol Devine Carson.
First Editions of Lord Skidelsky's Monumental Biography of J.M. Keynes; Each volume inscribed by Him
John Maynard Keynes: Hopes Betrayed 1883-1920; The Economist as Savior 1920-1037; Fighting For Britain 1937-1946.
London: Macmillan, 1983-2000.
First editions of each volume in the author’s acclaimed biography on J.M. Keynes. Octavo, 3 volumes, original cloth, illustrated. Inscribed by the author in each volume. Each are near fine with the dust jackets that show only light wear.
"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts": First Edition of Eleanor Roosevelts This Is My Story; Signed By Her
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1937.
First edition of Eleanor Roosevelt’s first autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Signed by Eleanor Roosevelt on the half-title page. Small bookplate to the front pastedown, near fine in a bright near fine with a few small closed tears. Uncommon in this condition and signed.
First Editions of the founding father and the first Prime Minister of Israel David Ben-Gurion's Memoirs Volumes 1-3 Signed by Him
Tel Aviv: Am Oved Publishers, 1973-74.
First editions of volumes 1-4 of David Ben-Gurion’s memoirs in Hebrew. Octavo, 4 volumes, original cloth. Volumes 1-3 signed by David Ben-Gurion on the title page in Hebrew. Ben-Gurion lived to see the publishing of only the first three volumes. Previous owners small stamp and pen writing on front free endpapers, tape residue on the front and rear endpapers. An exceptional set, most rare and desirable signed by the founding father and the first Prime Minister of Israel.