First edition of Nigel Short on Chess; Inscribed by Him
Nigel Short On Chess.
Item Number: 5811
London: Hamlyn, 1993.
First paperback edition. Octavo, original wrappers as issued. Inscribed by Nigel Short on the half title page. In near fine condition.
Other Books by this Author
"The secret of golf is to turn three shots into two": First Edition of Golf Is My Game; Signed By Bobby Jones
New York: Doubleday & Company, 1960.
First edition of this classic golfing technique manual. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated. Signed by the author in full on the half-title page, “Robert T. Jones.” Near fine in a excellent near fine price-clipped dust jacket with light wear to the extremities. Jacket design by Ben Feder.
First Edition of The Conquest of Everest; Signed by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris
New York: E.P. Dutton, 1954.
First edition of this classic account of the first ascent of Mount Everest. Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated with 8 pages of photographs in full color, and 48 pages in black and white, maps, sketches and drawings. Foreword by Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Boldly signed on the front free endpaper in a contemporary hand by John Hunt, Edmund Hillary, George Lowe, Charles Evans and James Morris. The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest, and the first confirmed to have succeeded when Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit on Friday, 29 May 1953. Led by Colonel John Hunt, it was organized and financed by the Joint Himalayan Committee. News of the expedition’s success reached London in time to be released on the morning of Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, 2 June. Charles Evans was John Hunt’s deputy leader on the expedition. With Tom Bourdillon, he made the first ascent of the South Summit, coming within three hundred feet of the main summit of Everest on 26 May 1953, but was forced to turn back. George Lowe helped prepare the route up the Lhotse Face towards the South Col at close to 8,000m altitude. On May 28th, Lowe, Alfred Gregory and Sherpa Ang Nyima, all carrying heavy loads, set out with Hillary and Tenzing as the support party for their summit attempt. Camp IX was established at 8,500m, then Lowe, Gregory and Ang Nyima descended to the South Col. The following day, May 29th, Hillary and Tenzing successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest. Lowe went on to direct a documentary film during the expedition, entitled The Conquest of Everest that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. James Morris wrote for The Times, and in 1953 was its correspondent accompanying the British Mount Everest Expedition. Fine in a very good dust jacket.
"The object of golf is to beat someone. Make sure that someone is not yourself": First Edition of Bobby Jones on Golf; Inscribed by the Legendary Golfer
Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, 1966.
First edition of “the most practical and useful golf book ever written, covering every shot in the game and every aspect of play.” Octavo, original half cloth, illustrated by Anthony Ravielli. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page, “Byron Sites, Best wishes, Bob Jones.” The recipient was a member of The Peachtree Golf Club, which was designed by Bobby Jones. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Introduction by Charles Price. One of the more uncommon titles to find signed and inscribed, as Jones passed away in 1971.
New York: Prentice-Hall, Inc, 1950.
First edition of Sarazen’s classic autobiography. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated. Foreword by Robert T. Jones, Jr. Inscribed by the author opposite the title page, “To Dick Garlington My best wishes from his friend Gene Sarazen.” The recipient Dick Garlington was a golfer and a close friend of Sarazen and Bobby Jones, who along with Jones was the visionary for Atlanta’s famed Peachtree Golf Club. Near fine in a very good dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by Sarazen.