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C.B. Clapcott The Oldest Golf Club?  

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The Oldest Golf Club?

Clapcott, C.B.

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May 1939


[1] 11 leaves. Typed on rectos only. 26.5x20.5 (10½x8") original stiff paper wrappers, stapled at left edge.

Laid in is a map and layout of Muirfield Golf Course,1935. A revised edition, based on additional research, of a paper original completed in December 1938. Alastair Johnston in his 1985 compilation of Clapcott's papers offers: "It is apparent that his studies of the historical evolution of, what were at that time, the perceived oldest golf clubs, lead to his intense exploration of the records of the Honourable Company which formed Part I of this symposium... his conclusions, whilst they appear convincing do not enjoy unanimous support among today's golf historians."  Rare, as are all of Clapcott's writings, which until 1985, were known in only these self-produced typescripts. This is only the second time PBA has handled this title.

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Light wear, top corner creased; wrappers and leaves toned; very good or better.

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