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Alastair Johnston Library of Golf 1566-2012 1 of 11 copies  

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Alastair J. Johnston Library of Golf, 1566-2012

Johnston, Alastair J.

[Cleveland, OH]

[Alastair Johnston]



[2], 680 pp. 27.5x21 cm. (11x8½"), red cloth, gilt-lettered black leather cover label, spine lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers. Copy No. 9 of 11 copies. Also includes the 2012 list of golf club histories, 61 pp., paper and acetate binder. No. 9 of 10 copies. Housed together in a custom slipcase.

Signed, numbered and dated August 2013 by Alastair Johnston. Each volume with a letter from Johnston to Ron Muszalski laid in. Important golf reference, providing a rare inside view of what is considered the greatest golf library in private hands, constantly expanding. This edition has approximately 1,083 more items than the prior year's edition. 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.

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