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Golfing Curios and "The Like" Subscriber's Edition  

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Golfing Curios and ''The Like.'' With an Appendix comprising a ''Bibliography of Golf,'' etc.

Wood, Harry B.


Sherrat & Hughes



x, 151, [3], vi pp. + plates. Illustrated with 35 plates from photographs, including frontispiece. (4to) 29x23 cm. (11½x9"), original vellum-backed green cloth, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. One of 150 copies. First (Subscriber's) Edition.

Rare large-paper edition, published after the trade edition, with new material added. With the list of subscribers in the rear giving the limitation statement: “the list of first subscribers to the present edition, which is limited to 150 copies…”. The first to attempt to gather a listing of golfiana (books, balls, clubs, cups, medals, prizes, etc.) in book form - Wood was one of the earliest collectors of such items. Wood’s chapter on books gives extensive descriptions of the predecessors of golf, Kolf and Jeu de Mail, as well as other important early volumes on the game. Murdoch 878; D&M 40700; D&J W22450.

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Mild dampstaining at head of spine; front hinge slightly tender, light foxing to endpapers and title page, a few foxing spots within; very good or better.

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