There are three editions of The Story of American Golf: 1948, 1956 and 1975. This is the first edition 1948 in green cloth. This book is a masterpiece and a must have for the serious golf fan and collector. Herbert Warren Wind is one of the most gifted golf writers ever. He wrote about sports for both The New Yorker and Sports Illustrated. In this book there are over thirty chapters which are basically short stories about interesting topics in golf. Especially good are his analysis of early American golf legends Francis Ouimet and Walter Travis as well as the legendary Bobby Jones. Wind is the first writer to use the phrase "Amen Corner" to describe the 11th - 13th holes at Augusta.
A must have for the golf fan. This is the standard by which all other books on American golf are judged. Joe Murdoch wrote, 'This great book is one of the modern-day masterpieces of golf literature, written by a writer who will surely be recognized as one of the very best writers on the subject.' The Donovan & Jerris bibliography also notes, 'widely recognized as the definitive work on the history of golf in the United States.'
The original slipcase is present and in good condition, although it has a couple of frayed spots as seen in the image. The dust jacket is also present and has some chipping but is also in quite good condition. An original advertisement for the book from Sports Illustrated is glued onto the front free end paper.