Lot 148 of 471:
First issue of Hoyle's Games with Golf rules 1790  

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Hoyle's Games Improved, Being Practical Treatises on Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess... and Goff or Golf....

[Hoyle, Edmond] Jones, Charles, editor


J. F. & C. Rivington, et al.



viii, 290, + [2] ad pp. Illustrated with 2 copper-engraved frontispiece plates (1 view of a billiard table, and 1 for a plan of a billiard table), plus several charts. (12mo) 16x9 cm (6¼x3½"), period sheep, spine ruled in gilt. New Edition, enlarged; revised and corrected by Charles Jones.

This is the first edition of Hoyle's Games in which the game of golf appeared. In the whole book there are but two and a half pages devoted to golf, including "The favourite Summer Amusement in Scotland....". The section describes feathery balls, various irons, general course layouts, and one paragraph of rules. An important and early golf related book. D&M 330; D&J H25510.

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Binding rubbed, front hinge cracking; light foxing; very good.

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