Lot 329 of 400:
Golf Architecture in America 1st ed in dj  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,680
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Golf Architecture in America: Its Strategy and Construction
Author:
Thomas, George C., Jr.
Place:
Los Angeles
Publisher:
The Times-Mirror Press
Date:
1927
Description:

xxv, 342 pp. Illustrations from photos, golf course plans and maps (1 is folding in the rear), 4 photos in color including frontispiece; decorative endpapers. (8vo) original dark blue-green cloth, vignette on the front cover, top edge green, original color pictorial jacket. First Edition.

With bookplate of Joseph S.F. Murdoch on verso of front free endpaper. First Edition in the rare dust jacket. PBA Galleries first sold this copy in the Murdoch sale in 1998, and it still remains the finest copy ever sold by PBA Galleries. George C. Thomas, Jr. was one of the leading figures in golf course architecture's Golden Age, among greats like Donald Ross and A.W. Tillinghast. "One of the outstanding books on golf course architecture having the added attraction, as a book, of being handsomely produced" - Murdoch 767; D&J T7730; D&M 36690.

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Condition:
Tiny nicks and tiny tears at jacket edges, light soiling, spine a touch darkened, small tape repair on verso of jacket spine; long gift inscription on rear of frontispiece, fine volume in a near fine jacket, far nicer than usually found.
 
Item number:
280644
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