Lot 57 of 314:
Golf in America, by James P. Lee 1895  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$780
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Title:
Golf in America: A Practical Manual
Author:
Lee, James P.
Place:
New York
Publisher:
Dodd, Mead & Company
Date:
1895
Description:

vi, [5]-194 pp. Plates from photographs, including frontispiece with tissue-guard; wood engravings and tables in text. (12mo) original decorative yellow cloth, stamped and lettered in silver and green. First Edition.

First Edition of one of the earliest books written about golf in America. Lee details the migration of golf, and includes profiles of important early clubs. The book came out the same year that the first U.S. official championships were conducted, and with the U.S.G.A. having been formed the year before, golf was quickly beginning to catch on in America. Murdoch 440; D&M 3350; D&J L7840. 

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Condition:
Spine darkened a bit, some soil to cloth; front hinge starting, leaves slightly toned; very good.
 
Item number:
304301
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