Lot 41 of 234:
Golf A Royal and Ancient Game 1st Trade Edition  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,020
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game
Author:
Clark, Robert, editor
Place:
Edinburgh
Publisher:
R. & R. Clark
Date:
1875
Description:

xxi, 284 pp. With 9 plates from paintings, engravings, etchings, etc., including 2 duotone lithographs, 1 color plan of the golf course over St. Andrew's Links and frontispiece, with tissue-guards; plus numerous wood engravings and facsimiles throughout the text; title page with decorative gilt margins; decorative initials. Illustrations by Clark Stanton, C.A. Doyle and G. Aikman. (4to) original gilt-decorated green cloth. First Trade Edition.

"Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature on the game. In assembling the book, Clark, a well-known Edinburgh printer, collected early press reports, biographical sketches, significant acts of Parliament, municipal records, diaries, and extracts from the minutes of the earliest golf clubs. The book also contains obituaries of...Alan Robertson and Tom Morris, Jr." Murdoch 128; D&M 900; D&J C12760. Provenance: From the library of Albert W. Tillinghast via the collection of Theodore Prussing LeVino. Tillinghast's handwritten inventory card laid in. 

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Condition:
Cloth with wear and soiling at edges; frontispiece detached; very good.
 
Item number:
294369
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