Travers Golf Book

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!

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Valuable Book Group specializes in rare, collectible and valuable golf books. We are avid collectors ourselves obsessed not only with playing the game, but also its history and the literature of the game.

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