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The Rules of Golf of the Ten Oldest Golf Clubs  

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The Rules of Golf of the Ten Oldest Golf Clubs from 1754 to 1848, Together with the Rules of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews for the Years 1858, 1875, 1888

[Clapcott, C.B.]


Golf Monthly



[6], 127 pp. 21.4x12.8 cm (8½x5¼"), original brown linen-backed tan cloth, spine lettered in gilt, edges untrimmed. One of 500 copies. First Edition.

C.B. Clapcott was an enthusiastic golf historian and book collector. This book, according to Murdoch, "represents a definitive study of the early rules and the first attempt to trace the evolution of golf rules." Before 1830, there were only 6 printed rules of golf: 1775 (Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers), 1807 (Edinburgh Burgess Society), 1818 (Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers), c.1821 (Manchester Golf Club), 1824 (Thistle Golf Club), and 1829 (Musselburgh Golf Club). Murdoch 127; D&M 12400; D&J C12460. 

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Light bumps at spine ends and corners, a few light scuffs; hints of foxing with a few small stains to top edge; about near fine.

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