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Sporting Pilgrimage by Caspar Witney 1895  

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A Sporting Pilgrimage: Riding to Hounds, Golf, Rowing, Football, Club and University Athletics. Studies in English Sport, Past and Present

Whitney, Caspar W.


Osgood, McIlvaine & Co.



xii, 397 pp. Illustrations from photographs, paintings, maps, etc., frontispiece and two other illustrations by Frederic Remington. (8vo) original two-tone blue cloth, stamped and lettered in gilt. First Edition.

Front cloth cover lettered in gilt: "A Sporting Pilgrimage to Oxford Cambridge & The Shires." Golf chapters include club histories, golf history in general, instructional, etc., plus photographs and other illustrations, an 1879 plan of St. Andrews Golfing Course, an 1888 plan of St. George's Golf Club golf course, and "A Hoylake Putting-Green" image from a painting, etc. Caspar Whitney (1862-1929) was a gentleman-sportsman who knew everybody and tried everything. Less physically adventurous than his usual writing, this book is a survey of amateur sport in England, intended to emphasize the moral and social value of such activities.

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Light wear and soiling to cloth; very good.

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