Rare First Edition The Seeding and Care of Golf Courses
The Seeding and Care of Golf Courses.
Item Number: 41089
Marysville, OH: O.M. Scott & Sons, 1922.
First edition. Octavo, original pictorial boards. Illustrated with vignette drawings stamped in green throughout. Rare.
Other Books by this Author
New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1968.
First edition of Plimpton’s classic work on golf. Octavo, original cloth. Inscribed by the author, “For Great Max another wild effusion- George.” The recipient was Max Steele, who along with Plimpton started The Paris Review. Additionally inscribed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus on the front free endpaper to the same recipient, Max Steele. Fine in a near fine dust jacket. Jacket design by Robert Korn. A unique example.
"the strategy of the golf course is the soul of the game": First Edition of Golf Architecture in America; inscribed by George C. Thomas, Jr. in the rare original dust jacket
Los Angeles: The Times-Mirror Press, 1927.
First edition of one of the most comprehensive books on the fundamentals of golf course construction written by one of the field’s leading architects. Octavo, original green cloth, pictorial endpapers, illustrated throughout. Lengthily inscribed by the author on the verso of half-title page. Near fine in the original dust jacket which shows chips to the spine, front and rear panels. Rare in the dust jacket and inscribed.
Signed personal check from Amelia Earhart dated December 20, 1932 payable to her husband George Palmer Putnam for $250, which measures 2.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Double-matted and framed with a sheet music cover honoring Earhart. The entire piece measures 12 inches by 18 inches, with a window in the backing for viewing Putnam’s signature.
New York : McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1947.
First edition, later printing. Inscribed by the author on the front free endpaper, “To: Julian Lovitt Here’s hoping you improve your game. Golfingly Jim Dante 4/24/48.” Light rubbing, near fine in a very good dust jacket with some chips and tears. Uncommon signed.