Rare First Edition of Harry Vardon's Progressive Golf
Item Number: 13012
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.
Harry Vardon was the six time winner of the British Open who, "set the standard by which the golfing greats are measured." This work captures Vardon's style of play in six sequences of stop-action photographs displayed on six folding plates.
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London: Methuen, 1912.
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