Lot 100 of 234:
Royal & Ancient Game of Golf with letter from H. Hilton  

Click image to enlarge
Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$2,400
$5,000 - $8,000

The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf - with letter from Hilton to A.W. Tillinghast
Hilton, Harold H. & Garden G. Smith, editors
Published for Golf Illustrated, Ltd. by London & Counties Press

xxvi, 276 pp. Profusely illustrated from photographs, drawings, paintings, etc.; 3 color plates and 2 photogravures. (4to) 12¼x9¾", original full red pebbled calf, gilt-tooled pictorial lion emblem lettered "Far & Sure" on front cover, lettered in gilt, all edges gilt. Number 231 of 900 copies. First (Subscriber's) Edition.

Tipped to the front free endpaper is a letter from co-author Harold H. Hilton to A,W, Tillinghast on Ashford Manor Golf Club stationery. The writing is quite difficult to decipher, please see photograph in our on-line catalog. First "Subscribers' Edition" this copy subscribed by H.W. Brettell. Contains a listing of golf books published to 1912. "This is one of the most magnificent books in the entire library of golf, comprehensive in content, very handsome in appearance and attractively illustrated" - Murdoch 348; D&M 21090; D&J H17860. Provenance: From the library of Albert W. Tillinghast via the collection of Theodore Prussing LeVino. Tillinghast's handwritten inventory card laid in.

Lot Amendments
Edges rubbed, some staining to rear cover, front hinge cracked, rear starting; very good.
Item number:
Shipping info:

We have a full service shipping department to ensure proper packing and safe delivery of purchases at reasonable cost. We are specialists at packing and shipping books and works on paper.   All lots purchased by the same client are combined for shipping in order to keep the cost as economical as possible.  Our preferred method for domestic shipments is UPS Ground but we can also ship via FedEx or USPS Priority Mail. We do NOT ship USPS Media Mail under any circumstances.For international orders we select the most appropriate carrier depending on the value and weight of the items purchased.  We are happy to accommodate special arrangements by request.

Invoices are sent out the day following the auction and include a minimum $10 handling fee plus actual shipping and insurance charges.

Shipping estimates can be obtained  by contacting [email protected] prior to the auction.


Terms and conditions


All accepted bids are contracts and are considered final and non withdrawable.


A buyer's premium of 20% will be applied to all purchases.


The person posting the bids online has to be the person who has registered for the auction.


Read our full Terms and Conditions here