Lot 184 of 629:
Alastair Johnston Library of Golf 1566-2009 1 of 11 copies  

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Alastair J. Johnston Library of Golf, 1566-2009

Johnston, Alastair J.

[Cleveland, OH]

[Alastair Johnston]



[2], 564 pp. 27.5x21.5 cm (11x8½") white cloth, gilt-lettered black leather cover label, acetate dust jacket. No. 6 of 11 copies.

Unusual for such a recent copy to come to auction. Copy No. 6 of only 11 copies, signed, numbered and dated June 2010 by Alastair Johnston. Important golf reference book, providing a rare inside view of what is considered currently the greatest golf library in private hands, constantly expanding. Privately printed by Alastair Johnston for presentation to friends in a very small limitation each year. Alastair co-wrote with his father The Chronicles of Golf (1993), “a seminal work on the history of the game” which collectively revised “much of what was previously believed about the game’s origins” – Donovan & Jerris, p. 367. Originally not offered for sale, this book not listed in the D&J golf bibliography.

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