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Deluxe edition of 225 copies of Donovan & Jerris 2006  

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The Game of Golf and the Printed Word 1566-2005. A Bibliography of Golf Literature in the English Language

Donovan, Richard E. and Rand Jerris

Endicott, NY

Castalio Press



2 volumes. Vol. I: A-L; Vol. II: M-Z, plus index. Introduction Essay by Alastair J. Johnston. Illustrations from book covers, prospectus, rare texts, Bobby Jones' bookplate, etc. (4to) dark blue leather-backed cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt, housed in publisher's slipcase. No. 71 of 225 copies, signed by Dick Donovan, Rand Jerris and Alastair Johnston on the limitation. First Edition, deluxe issue.

A must for any collector of golf books. The most comprehensive reference guide on golf literature, containing over 15,000 entries, more than three times the previous edition (Donovan & Murdoch) in 1987. Includes hundreds of previously unrecorded publications from 1566-1985, plus works published up to an including 2005. Includes an index of club histories organized by state and country. Contains annotations for certain select titles, authors or major golf figures. Sadly, this, a masterpiece, would be the final golf reference from Dick Donovan, truly a pioneer and great person in the golf collecting world. Co-contributor, Rand Jerris is the Director of the USGA Museum and Archives and holds a Ph.D. in Art and Archaeology from Princeton University. This copy inscribed to by Dick Donovan to Ron Muszalski on the half title in the first volume.

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