Lot 276 of 471:
Rules of Golf St. Andrews 1888 in full vellum  

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Rules of Golf by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews


St. Andrews

J. Cook and Son



37 pp. With folding Plan of Golfing Course, St. Andrews. 8.6x11.4 cm. (3¼x4½"), full vellum, wraparound front cover with tab, to be inserted in slot on rear cover, front cover lettered in gilt.

With a pocket affixed on the inside of the front cover, in which to place small items such as event tickets. Includes special rules for medal play, and a very helpful index at rear. An early and rare rulebook, only one copy located by OCLC/Worldcat, at the British Library. This copy is unique in that it is fully bound in vellum, no doubt a custom binding, perhaps for a member or an official of St. Andrews.

Lot Amendments

Some marks of darkening to vellum, tiny nick at bottom of hinge of wraparound cover; else near fine.

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