First Edition of "the definitive account of American Golf" The Story of American Golf; Inscribed by Herbert Warren Wind
The Story of American Golf: Its Champions and Its Championships.
Wind, Herbert Warren.$2,000.00
Item Number: 14054
New York: Farrar, Strauss and Company, 1948.
First edition of one of the greatest works on American golf, published in the 20th century. Quarto, original cloth, with the slipcase. Inscribed by the author on the half title page. Fine in a very good dust jacket. The slipcase is in very good condition. Black and white photograph opposite title; illustrated with photographs and line drawings. First editions are rare signed and inscribed.
The Story of American Golf is regarded as the definitive account ever published of professional and amateur men's and women's golf in America. From John Reid, the man who introduced the game to this country with three holes carved out of a cow pasture on his New York estate in 1888, to Francis Ouimet's memorable victory in the 1913 U.S. Open, to Bobby Jones' "impregnable quadrilateral" in 1930, to the dawn of the era of Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, and Ben Hogan.