Lot 105 of 400:
A round of golf with the devil  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$660
Estimate:
$400 - $600

Title:
A Golfing Idyll; or, The Skipper's Round with the Deil on the links of St. Andrews

Author:
[Flint, Violet] (pseud. of Col. J. E. Thompson)

Place:
St. Andrews

Publisher:
W. C. Henderson

Date:
1897

Description:
x, 35 pp. + plates. Illustrated with full-page woodcuts from drawings by A. Islay Bannerman. (Small 4to) original pebbled green cloth, gilt borders and vignette, all edges gilt. Third Edition.
 
The first edition appeared in 1892. This scarce volume of golf verse chronicling a game of golf with the devil was printed and circulated pseudonymously by the author for his friends, with whom it met with great enthusiasm and was reprinted several times. This third edition appeared in at least three other bindings (white cloth, and red or blue wrappers) but this is the first copy we have encountered in this pebbled green cloth. Murdoch 256; D&M 1210; D&J F10030.

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Condition:
Cloth lightly worn, 1897 gift inscription on front endpaper; very good.


 
Item number:
286879
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