We have previously written about Jerome Travers and about early golf books with dust jackets. As we mentioned in the write-up on dust jacket, never say never. You never know when a newly found jacket will be found.
Exhibit ‘A’ is seen above, a copy of the 1913 Travers’ Golf Book, published by Macmillan, with a jacket. Until this copy surfaced, it was believed (and documented in all the bibliographies) that this title was published without a jacket.
How much does the presence of the dust jacket add to the value? An unsigned first edition is worth a couple of hundred dollars. The copy above, with the jacket sold recently at auction for $2,400. Notice the publishers price of $2.00 on the spine of the jacket. Not a bad return on investment!