First Edition of H.B. Martin's Pictorial Golf; Inscribed by Martin and Signed by Legendary Golfer Gene Sarazen
Pictorial Golf: Practical Instruction for the Beginner, and Valuable Hints for the Star.
Item Number: 84714
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1928.
First edition of this wonderfully illustrated work on practical instruction for the game of golf. Octavo, original cloth, illustrated throughout. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To A.B. Jenks from H.B. Martin.” Additionally signed by Gene Sarazen on page 52, where there is a drawing by Martin of him. Near fine in a very good price-clipped dust jacket. Rare and desirable signed by both Martin and Sarazen. D&J M11320
"One picture," says the Chinese proverb, "is worth ten thousand words," and one of H.B. Martin's golf pictures is worth a dozen pages of word explanation. This original idea of teaching golf by diagrams is generally credited to H.B. Martin, who some fifteen years ago began to present in graphic form the teachings of the professional. All phases of the game are covered; no problem or situation with which either the amateur of experienced golfer may find himself confronted has been overlooked. Walter Hagen says: "I have enjoyed watching Martin work out these golf instruction problems with his pen. Ideas that i have gave him were presented in picture form in a way that the beginner could easily understand and remember. 'Kim Barnes and Joe Kirkwood also help in suggestions as did many others.'"