SIGNED BY THE LEGENDARY BOBBY JONES
JONES, Robert Tyre ("Bobby"). Golf Is My Game. Garden City: Doubleday, 1960. Octavo, original half black cloth, original dust jacket.
First edition of Bobby Jones' personal account of his career and views on golf, inscribed and signed by him to minor league baseball player-manager and major league scout Johnny Nee on the front free endpaper: "For Johnny Nee, with best regards, Bob Jones."
"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). In this book, Jones "tells of 14 years of exciting championship competition— and golf today compared with what it was." With "First Edition" on copyright page. Illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs and sketches. Donovan & Murdoch 22590.
Book with some light shelf-wear, near-fine; scarce original dust jacket with some shallow chipping and light rubbing. An extremely good inscribed copy.