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Historical Gossip About Golf 1863 by Robb  

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Historical Gossip About Golf and Golfers, by a Golfer

[Robb, George] A Golfer


John Hughes



[6], 58 pp. 16.2x9.9 cm. (6½x4"), re-bound in half morocco and boards, gilt-lettered spine, added endpapers. First Edition.

The Murdoch copy, with his bookplate on front pastedown. The first anthology of golf. Contains an absorbing history of the Bruntsfield Links, descriptions of Dutch "Kolf" and French "Jeu de Mail," the now famous sketch of "Cock o' the Green," and a reprint of "The Golfers Garland," one of the two poems added to the third edition of Mathison's The Goff. Also referred to by Cecil Hopkinson in his "Histories" section. One of the most important and historically significant golf books. Murdoch 293; D&M 1380; D&J G24070.

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Boards and spine ends lightly rubbed; very good.

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