Lot 45 of 471:
The Country Club 1882-1932 Presentation ed. 1/5  

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Lot closed - Sold For:$1,920
Estimate:
$2,000 - $3,000

Title:
The Country Club, 1882-1932
Author:
Curtiss, Frederic H. and John Heard
Place:
Brookline, MA
Publisher:
Privately Printed for the Club
Date:
1932
Description:

x, 213 pp. Many plates from photographs and several golf course map drawings. (4to) 26x20 cm (10¼x8"), original full green morocco ruled and ornamented in gilt with a chipmunk vignette on cover, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, raised bands, top edge gilt, gilt dentelles. Specially bound presentation copy, one of five produced. Printed on handmade Van Gelder paper at The Plimpton Press under the direction of  William Dana Orcutt. First Edition. 

No previous auction records found. One of only five presentation copies produced. Murdoch calls this "a rich and handsome production which recites the long, rich and handsome history of the first country club in this country" - Murdoch 167; D&J C30490. Early ownership marks on front flyleaf.

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Condition:
Light rubbing with a few minor scuffs; hints of foxing, occasional offsetting from plates, leaves mildly toned; near fine.
 
Item number:
308073
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