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

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,020
Estimate:
$800 - $1,200

Title:
Rules of Golf by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews
Author:
Place:
St. Andrews
Publisher:
J. Cook and Son
Date:
1888
Description:

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
Condition:
Some marks of darkening to vellum, tiny nick at bottom of hinge of wraparound cover; else near fine.
 
Item number:
306825
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