Lot 13 of 234:
The Book of St. Andrews Links with folding course map  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$3,300
Estimate:
$3,000 - $5,000

Title:
The Book of St. Andrews Links, Containing Plan of Golf Courses, Descriptions of the Greens, Rules of the Game, By-Laws of the Links, Regulations for Starting, Golfing Rhymes, &c.
Author:
[Bennett, Andrew]
Place:
St. Andrews & Edinburgh
Publisher:
J. & G. Innes & J. Menzies
Date:
1898
Description:

[3 (ads)], vi, [2 (ads)], 80 pp. Errata slip tipped in at page 58Folding linen-backed frontispiece course map printed in two colors, wood engraved ad on verso of frontispiece, plates from a photograph and a few drawings. (8vo) original cloth-backed wrappers, cover printed in red. First Edition.

One of the few primary sources of information on the Royal and Ancient (aside from Balfour's and Flemming's), providing the most definitive account of the evolutionary stages in the design, development, and growth of the courses, as well as their condition prior to 1898, the year in which major alterations were implemented, along with the customs, traditions, rules and history of the Club. The book contains the first published color plan of the course. This item, aside from Flemming's 1893 publication, is apparently the most elusive work on the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.  Murdoch 57; D&M 690; D&J B13270. Provenance: From the collection of Theodore Prussing LeVino.

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Condition:
Wrappers lightly creased and worn; a few notes in pencil at poetry section in rear, one in red pencil; very good.
 
Item number:
279462
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