Golf. The Greatest Game
(NY), HarperCollins, (1994). Updike provides a 5-page introduction, entitled "The Spirit of the Game," to this compendium of articles and photographs. After Updike died in 2009, Golf Digest declared, "If golfers were allowed to vote for the Nobel Prize in literature, John Updike would have won it..." This copy of Golf bears the bookplate of the Brae Burn Country Club's 50th annual Men's Member-Guest Tournament and is inscribed by Updike in the same month: "For ___ ___/ warm regards -- be happy and healthy! John Updike/ 7/29/97." Brae Burn was one of the courses that Updike played with some frequency. Oversized; fine in a fine dust jacket. Rare signed. [#030288] $500
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