Title: Following Through
Publisher: New York: Ticknor and Fields, 1985, New York
Publication Date: 1985
Binding: Paper-covered Brds Over Cloth
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Paper-covered Brds Over Cloth. Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bright yellow paper-covered boards over mustard yellow cloth spine has navy blue lettering on the front cover and spine. Corners and foot of spine are a trifle bumped, otherwise fine, never read. D.j. is price-clipped, extremities very slightly rubbed, with a few tiny closed tears, minimal rubbing at flap fold corners and corners of head and foot of d.j. spine. Beautiful copy, digital image available. Bookseller Inventory # 001143
For 25 years Herbert Warren Wind chronicled the game of golf in his beloved essays for The New Yorker magazine. Collected here, in a newly reissued edition, are 27 of his most treasured pieces. Following Through represents 22 years of work--from 1962 to 1984--and serves as a testament to America's greatest golf writer.
A keen observer of the game, Wind's writing explores character and setting as much as the game itself, with descriptions of his favorite courses, players, and tournaments. Highlights include: Wind's thoughtful piece on the 50th Anniversary Master's Tournament A thrilling account of Ken Venturi's win in the '64 US Open after a legendary comeback Detailed stories on modern champions and celebrated players of the past Paeans to the world's great courses like Augusta National and the Royal Dornoch A touching eulogy for Bing Crosby from 1977, celebrating the singer's contributions to the game
A delightful read for long-time fans and newcomers alike, Herbert Wind's Following Through is a shining example of sports writing at its absolute best.
From Library Journal:
Wind is a sportswriter who describes the game of golf with the same precision and sensitivity that Roger Angell brings to his books on baseball. In this volume of pieces taken from his column in the New Yorker , Wind writes of people, places, and events. Whether he is describing his favorite golf course (St. Andrews), some of his favorite golfers (Bobby Jones, Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino), or the Masters 50th Anniversary Tournament, he is alsways articulate and not afraid to pursue his subject in meticulous detail. One chapter simply entitled ``Mr. Crosby'' extols Bing's contributions to the game and is a delight to read. Essential for sports collections. Samuel Simons, Memorial Hall Lib., Andover, Mass.
Copyright 1985 Reed Business Information, Inc.
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: July 21, 2003
We accept MC, Visa, Discover, AMEX, PayPal, international money orders, checks and money orders in US$ drawn on US banks. Please provide last three or four (for AMEX) digits from back of credit card as well as full name, postal address, phone number. PA residents add 6% sales tax. Payment before shipment; libraries and institutions may be billed. All items subject to prior sale and returnable within 7 days at our expense if not as described. Notify us before return.
All dust jackets are in Broda...
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: We have been professional booksellers since 1973, with an open shop (M-F 10-5, Sat. 11-5, Sun. and other hours, by chance or appointment) since 1983. We are proud to stock more than 20,000 hardback rare, scarce, and out-of-print books on all subjects and 3500 lithographed or engraved antiquarian maps and prints from the 16th century to present, displayed in six charming, clean, well-lit showrooms. All very selectively acquired to serve readers, collectors, scholars, and institutions worldwide who cherish material of inherent and lasting interest and value, on all subjects. Binding, repair, appraisals, and searches offered. About two miles west of Longwood Gardens, near Winterthur, and the Brandywine Museum. One of "the best booksellers I have come into contact with." Richard Russell, author, "Antique Trader's Book Collector's Guide" "We discovered Macaluso Books where I sat reading first editions and Scott picked out some animal prints." Anne Glusker, author, "Short Trips/Washington Post Magazine"