Lot 263 of 471:
1st Edition of Art of Golf by Simpson 1887  

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Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
The Art of Golf

Author:
Simpson, Sir Walter G.

Place:
Edinburgh

Publisher:
David Douglas

Date:
1887

Description:

xii, 186 + [2] ad pp. Illustrated with plates from photos and figure drawings; copper-engraved vignette on title page. (8vo) original calf-backed pictorial boards, spine lettered in gilt, red endpapers, top edge gilt, supplied clamshell box, lettered and ruled in silver. First Edition.

A cornerstone for any golf library. "One of the classics of golf literature... a book of great charm and wit, one of the few of the very early books that can be read today with as much pleasure as the latest best seller." Cecil Hopkinson said, "It contained many diagrams and illustrations from instantaneous photographs, which was the first occasion on which the camera was called in to demonstrate correct methods of play." Bernard Darwin said of this book "... was one of the earliest and still the best book on golf." Murdoch 699; D&M 3860; D&J S20830. Bookplate of Dick White.


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Condition:
Hint of a lean, rubbing to spine at ends, along joints and edges, leather a bit dry, some stains and soil to cover; a few tender signatures; very good.


 
Item number:
306814
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