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. $6000.
First edition of Bobby Jones' personal account of his career and views on golf, signed by him on the front flyleaf, with numerous photographic illustrations and diagrams, in scarce dust jacket.
"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." "First Edition" on copyright page. Donovan & Murdoch 22590. Owner signature on front flyleaf.
Book fine; bright dust jacket with faint spotting, near-fine. An excellent signed first edition.