FIRST EDITION OF RIGHTS AND WRONGS OF GOLF, INSCRIBED BY BOBBY JONES
JONES, Robert T. Rights and Wrongs of Golf. [New York]: A.G. Spalding & Bros., (1935). 12mo, original red cloth expertly recased; pp. 45.
First edition of this concise manual on Bobby Jones’ technique, inscribed: "With Best Wishes Robt. T. Jones. Jr." The scarce red cloth issue, bound for Jones' personal use.
"Jones left an enduring legacy of athletic prowess and exemplary personal characteristics. No one is likely to break his records of thirteen 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). This manual depicts Bobby Jones' technique in a series of diagrams, from his grip on woods to his putting stroke. This copy is part of the scarce red cloth issue, bound for Jones' personal use. Donovan & Murdoch 22680.
Only slightest foxing to endpapers, binding handsome. A near-fine inscribed copy.