Lot 89 of 400:
The Crail Golfing Society 1786-1936 1/250 copies  

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Title:
The Crail Golfing Society, 1786-1936, Being the History of an Eighteenth-Century Golf Club in the East Neuk of Fife
Author:
Dow, James Gordon
Place:
Edinburgh
Publisher:
Golf Monthly
Date:
[1936]
Description:

xi, 100 pp. Foreword by W. Norman Boase. Illustrated with plates from photographs. (8vo), original white and red cloth, spine lettered in gilt, untrimmed. One of 250 copies. First Edition.

The Crail Golfing Society is the seventh oldest golf club in the world, utilizing the Balcomie golf course, and is one of even fewer possessing a complete set of minutes from its inception. Crail also has the earliest record for the use of iron rings to maintain the holes, prior to the development of metal cups - Murdoch 207; D&M 15220; D&J D18820.

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Condition:
Light foxing to white linen spine, small bump to upper corner, residue from removed clippings on front and rear pastedown endpapers, residue and small hole in front free endpaper; very good.
 
Item number:
286596
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