Lot 464 of 471:
Wehman's Book on Athletic Games c.1890  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$48
Estimate:
$10 - $100

Title:
Wehman's Book on Athletic Games of Skill: Skittles, Golf, Bowls, Quoits

Author:
Wehman, Henry J., publisher

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Henry J. Wehman

Date:
[c.1890]

Description:

32 pp. Some woodcut illustrations and diagrams within. 18.2x12 cm. (7x4¾"), original peach pictorial wrappers, printed in black. First Edition.

An early American reference to golf, which the author describes has flourished "where Scots can find a good open space or 'link' upon which to play it." The author concludes the passage on golf, "hurrah for Scotland, and let golf flourish here as well as there. The Scots are too good-natured to wish to keep such a fine game all to themselves." The wrappers are in amazing condition considering the fragility of the publication, and the front wrapper is illustrated with golf club bags, and a scene of a group of golfers including a lady.


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Condition:
Wrappers worn and splitting on spine, detached; paper browned throughout, a few leaves detached; good.

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Item number:
299944a
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