Lot 33 of 471:
With letter from Vardon to Tillinghast  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$1,920
Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,500

Title:
Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game
Author:
Clark, Robert, editor
Place:
London
Publisher:
Macmillan and Co.
Date:
1899
Description:

xxvii, [1], 305, [1] pp. 4 photogravure plates with tissue-guards, plus numerous plates from photographs or engravings, and illustrations within the text. (8vo) original red cloth, gilt vignette on front cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Third Edition.

Affixed to the front pastedown is a letter from Harry Vardon to A.W. Tillinghast, the envelope being pasted to the front free endpaper. Personal photo of Vardon by A.W. Tillinghast tipped to half-title page. Preceded by the Edinburgh Edition of 1875 and the London Edition of 1893. "Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature of the game." - D&J. Murdoch 388; D&M 910; D&J C12790. Provenance: From the library of Albert W. Tillinghast via the collection of Theodore Prussing LeVino.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Rubbing to slightly leaning spine, rubbing to cloth with some stains and soil; a bit of foxing, small dampstain at gutter heel, binding starting internally, a few sprung pages; very good.
 
Item number:
294385
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