First Edition, Inscribed by Jones JONES, Robert T.. KEELER, O.B.. Down The Fairway. The Golf Life and Play of Robert T. Jones, Jr. New York: Minton, Balch & Company, 1927. First edition of Jones' first book. Inscribed by Robert Jones on front free endpaper in blue ink. "Sincerely,/Robert Jones Jr." Octavo (8 1/2 x 6 inches; 210 x 150 mm). -239, [1, blank] pp. With frontispiece and twenty-three other black-and-white photographic plates. Original half tan cloth over green cloth. Spine lettered in gilt. Front board lettered and embellished with golf clubs in gilt. Pages largely unopened. Top edges green, others uncut. A tiny slit at the top of the spine. Otherwise about fine. "The start of Bobby Jones' career to date is one of the most interesting episodes in all sport, one of the most unusual of all careers... The story of Bobby Jones is truth that is stranger and far more interesting than fiction, a saga of youth that could only be sung in the modern game." (Grantland Rice, from the Forward). This book is considered the most sought after golf book of the 20th-Century. HBS 68234. $5,500
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