Lot 53 of 234:
Bernard Darwin Golf Courses of the British Isles in jacket  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$5,700
$2,000 - $3,000

The Golf Courses of the British Isles
Darwin, Bernard
Duckworth & Co

[8], 254 pp. Illustrated with plates (mostly in color) from paintings by Harry Rountree; printed tissue-guards. (8vo) original green cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, original dust jacket repeating the cover design. First Edition, with the illustrator's name misspelled 'Rowntree' on the front cover and dust jacket.

The first copy we have encountered in the original dust jacket. A.W. Tillinghast's copy, with his ownership signature with Madison Avenue address on front endpaper and with his pencil notations in margins of a few chapters at front, a few comments added ("Pitching to undulations is the answer."). A printed slip offering the original drawings for sale from A.E. Johnson laid in. Darwin's famous book covering the courses of Scotland, England and Ireland. Murdoch notes that "The illustrations, from original water colors, help to make this one of the fine books in the golf library, setting a high standard of excellence that Mr. Darwin would never fail to meet in his later books." -Murdoch 181; D&M 14410; D&J D7360. Provenance: From the library of Albert W. Tillinghast via the collection of Theodore Prussing LeVino. Tillinghast's handwritten inventory card laid in.

Lot Amendments
Jacket lightly edge worn, a few small chips; volumes with a slight spine lean, small dents at edges of front board; frontispiece detached; near fine.
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