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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,320
Estimate:
$1,200 - $2,000

Title:
The Rules of Golf of the Ten Oldest Golf Clubs from 1754 to 1848, Together with the Rules of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the Years 1858, 1875, 1888

Author:
[Clapcott, C. B.]

Place:
Edinburgh

Publisher:
Golf Monthly

Date:
[1935]

Description:
[6], 127 pp. 8½x5¼, original brown linen-backed tan cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. One of 500 copies. First Edition. Contains a typed letter signed by W.J. Geddes of Golf Monthly (Edinburgh) with his initials, dated January 28, 1947, addressed to golf collector H. Thomae of Trans Canada Airlines (Prestwick), on Golf Monthly letterhead, and original mailing envelope, laid in. Thomae's signature on the front pastedown and front preliminary leaf. C.B. Clapcott was an enthusiastic golf historian and book collector. This book, according to Murdoch, "represents a definitive study of the early rules and the first attempt to trace the evolution of golf rules." Before 1830, there were only 6 printed rules of golf: 1775 (Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers), 1807 (Edinburgh Burgess Society), 1818 (Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers), c.1821 (Manchester Golf Club), 1824 (Thistle Golf Club), and 1829 (Musselburgh Golf Club). Donovan & Murdoch 12400; Murdoch 127.

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Condition:
Spine a bit sunned, a few faint and tiny stains, else fine.


 
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