This is a book so rare that only the most advanced Bobby Jones or book collectors even know it exists. Back in 1987, acclaimed Bobby Jones biographer Sidney Matthew famously put together an admittedly crude “book” titled First Pictorial History of Bobby Jones’ Original Hickories. This 27 page spiral bound booklet (and the research behind it) would form the basis for Matthew’s eventual 1992 book titled The History of Bobby Jones’ Clubs.
But this is the impossible-to-find book that started it all. As you can see on the first page, the author himself (who happens to be an attorney) hand-wrote the copyright symbol and signed next to it.
Also included with this rare book is a copy of a 1970 Bobby Jones letter where Jones discusses his Grand Slam winning golf clubs. We assume, but are not sure, that this was an original insert into this book.