Lot 159 of 471:
Hutchinson's Badminton Library: Golf Large Paper  

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Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Golf: The Badminton Library

Author:
Hutchinson, Horace G.

Place:
London

Publisher:
Longmans, Green

Date:
1890

Description:

xvi, 495 pp. Contributions by Lord Wellwood, Sir Walter Simpson, A.J. Balfour, Andrew Lang, H.S.C. Everard, etc. Illustrated with numerous drawings by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss, including frontispiece with tissue-guard. (4to) 24.3x19 cm. (9½x7½"),  blue half-morocco with original gilt-stamped orange cloth, black endpapers, untrimmed edges, top edge gilt. Part of the "Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes" set. No. 14 of 250 Large Paper copies. First Edition. 

The scarce "Large Paper" edition. The Badminton Library issued 24 volumes on 22 different sports, for use of the general public who knew little or nothing about sports. Hutchinson was a wise choice by the editor to author the volume on golf, as he was already becoming one of the most prolific and knowledgeable golf writers in history. Murdoch 388; D&M 2970; D&J H28540.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Binding well worn, lacking spine panel, rubbed boards holding by threads; hinges cracked, limitation page torn with creasing, else very good.


 
Item number:
303905
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