Lot 7 of 471:
Balfour's Reminiscences of Golf 1887 1st in wraps  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$900
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Reminiscences of Golf on St. Andrews Links
Author:
Balfour, James
Place:
Edinburgh
Publisher:
David Douglas
Date:
1887
Description:

[6], 68 + [2 ad] pp. 16.5x10.5 cm (6½x4¼"), original printed red wrappers. First Edition.

The Balfours were a well-known golfing family, the most skillful of whom was James' son, Leslie Balfour-Melville, who won the British Amateur in 1895. The book relates tales of the Old Course during a time when there were relatively few golfers and is of great interest because it gives one of the few first-hand accounts of how the course was played in those early days. "One of the rarest of all golf items" - Murdoch 30.

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Condition:
Light chipping at spine ends and along spine, edgewear; very good.
 
Item number:
306823
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