Lot 209 of 431:
Bobby Jones Down the Fairway signed limited edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$9,600
Estimate:
$10,000 - $15,000

Title:
Down the Fairway: The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, Jr.
Author:
Jones, Robert T[yre] (''Bobby''), Jr. & O. B. Keeler
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Minton, Balch & Company
Date:
1927
Description:

239 pp. Foreword by Grantland Rice. Illustrated with plates from photographs and from a score card from Sunningdale Golf Club; photogravure frontispiece of a young Jones, with tissue-guard. (Large 8vo) original vellum-backed, gilt-stamped green cloth, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom green morocco-backed, spine lettered in gilt. No. 274 of 300 copies. First Edition.

Signed by Bobby Jones and O.B. Keeler on the limitation page, and again by Jones on the frontispiece below his portrait. The rare signed limited first edition. Considered to be the most sought after golf book of the twentieth century. Slipcase not present. The great Bobby Jones was winner of 13 major tournaments as well as founder of the Augusta National Golf Course and the Masters Tournament and remains to this day one of the most beloved figures in golf history. D&M 22730; D&J J12490.

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Condition:
Some spotting to vellum, minor wear to cloth; near fine.
 
Item number:
290962
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