Lot 212 of 400:
H.B. Martin's 50 years of Golf inscribed copy  

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Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Fifty Years of American Golf

Author:
Martin, H.B.

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Dodd, Mead

Date:
1936

Description:

xvii, 423 pp. Foreword by Grantland Rice. Illustrated with plates from photos and facsimiles, a few maps, frontispiece facsimile of David R. Forgan's tribute to golf. (Large 8vo) original red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. No. 40 of 355 hand-numbered copies. First Edition.

This is one of the outstanding American golf books, a comprehensive look back over the years which contains many wonderful pictures, including reproductions of the very early golf references in the American press. Mr. Martin was an outstanding golf writer and contributed many books to the library of golf. Typically seen only signed, this copy has been warmly inscribed by Martin on the limitation page: "To my good friend J.H. Wall who has always shown a keen enthusiasm for the game and who has done much toward its development in this country. With best wishes from the author, H.B. Martin. Oct. '36." Wall was co-owner of the Wall-Spalding Lumber Company in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, president of the Oshkosh Country Club in 1922 and winner of the club's Hollister Medal in 1918. Murdoch 493; D&M 25510; D&J M11050.


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Condition:
Cloth with some light staining; very good.


 
Item number:
286877
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