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Lot # 38: Signed by Willie Park Jr, "The Art of Putting" by Willie Park Jr; 1st Edition

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The Art of Putting by Willie Park; 1st Edition signed by Willie Park, Jr. Signed "Wilie Park" by the Author, Willie Park Jr. (The title page has "Willie Park" as the author, but it was Jr, not his father who wrote this book.) Edinburgh, Scotland: J. & J. Gray & Company, 1920.  Note that the first US edition has a green cover and was printed in the US in 1921, and is so marked on the page opposite the title page, along with "Copyright 1921 by Donald Mathison".  This blue cloth copy is the scarce 1st edition printed in 1920 in Scotland. Along with Park's signamture, the title page bears a blue hand-stamp that states "Copyright 1920 Publication Rights Reserved by Donald Mathieson."

Hardcover, original cloth, top edge gilt, illustrated with plates from photographs, 47 p. Deckled edges.  An outstanding copy beautifully signed in ink by the 1887 and 1889 British Open champ Willie Park Jr.

In this volume, Park gives great insight into the nature of the game early in the 20th century. He offers instruction tips and techniques on how to improve your short game no matter what century you live in.  It was Park who said  "A man who can putt is a match for anyone."  


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