THE BOBBY JONES STORY, INSCRIBED BY HIM
(JONES, Robert Tyre)
KEELER, O.B. and RICE, Grantland.
The Bobby Jones Story.
Atlanta: Tupper & Love, 1953. Octavo, original dark blue cloth gilt, original dust jacket. $3200.First edition, second issue (same year as the first issue), of this authoritative biography of the golf legend, inscribed, “For George K. Large, With all best wishes, Bob Jones. 12/2/54.”
Taken from the writings of journalist O.B. Keeler (aka “The Boswell of Bobby Jones”), who closely followed Jones’ career and watched him win all 13 of his major championships. “Jones left an enduring legacy of athletic prowess and exemplary personal characteristics. No one is likely to break his records of 13 U.S. and British national championships, and four in one year (he won the U.S. Open a total of four times, the U.S. Amateur five times, the British Open three times, and the British Amateur one time)… The Masters seems to have a secure place in the pantheon of golf; and the name Bobby Jones will continue to represent the highest standards of amateurism, sportsmanship, and self-mastery” (ANB).
Donovan & Murdoch 31770. The recipient of this copy was Judge George K. Large, who earlier in his career served as Special Assistant Attorney General in the famous 1935 Lindbergh kidnapping trial.Book fine, very good dust jacket with toning to spine, light dampstaining along front fore-edge, light wear to extremities.