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Rare books including signed first editions and copies in fine bindings related to golf, including texts on the history and technique of the sport.

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  1. The Golf Courses of the British Isles.

    The Golf Courses of the British Isles.

    Illustrated by Harry Rountree.
    First edition, first impression; an essential part of any golfing library, written by one of the great writers on the sport. Donovan & Murdoch note that the gold courses of Ireland was "eliminated" from the second edition (1925). Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1910

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 114656

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  2. A History of Golf in Great Britain.

    A History of Golf in Great Britain.

    With a foreword by Sir George Cunningham, GCIE, KCSI. Captain (1950-51) of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews.
    First edition, first impression. The other contributors are H. Gardiner-Hill; Sir Guy Campbell; Henry Cotton; Henry Longhurst; Leonard Crawley; Enid Wilson; Lord Brazabon of Tara. Learn More
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 106523

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  3. The Enchanted Golf Clubs.

    The Enchanted Golf Clubs.

    First US edition, and the first edition thus illustrated, of a novel first published in the UK as The Haunted Major in 1902.. Learn More
    £675

    Date of Publication: 1920

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 106123

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  4. A Stroke A Hole.

    A Stroke A Hole.

    With “Moving Pictures”
    First edition, first printing, part of Mill's Sports Series. Female golfer takes reader through a series of 18 holes from different courses around the world, photos when flipped through create a moving action series. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1938

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 100995

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  5. The Fifth Estate.

    The Fifth Estate.

    Thirty Years of Golf.
    First edition, first printing. Travers won the U.S. Amateur in 1907,1908,1912 and 1913. He won the US Open in 1915. Very Uncommon title in dust jacket. Learn More
    £775

    Date of Publication: 1926

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 100976

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  6. Scotland's Gift. Golf.
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    Scotland's Gift. Golf.

    Reminiscences 1872–1927.
    First edition, first printing of "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). Signed limited edition, number 221 of a limited edition of 260 copies signed by the author. MacDonald was an influential champion of golf in the United States and laid out several well-known courses, including the National Gold Links of America, The Creek Club, Piping Rock Club, Greenbrier Hotel course, and the Yale University golf club. Learn More
    £4,750

    Date of Publication: 1928

    Published: New York

    Stock Code: 99278

    Signed: Yes

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  7. The World of Psmith.

    The World of Psmith.

    First collected edition, first impression. The complete collection of Psmith and Comrade Mike Jackson. Learn More
    £125

    Date of Publication: 1974

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 98539

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  8. Golf, a Tribute (Europe).

    Golf, a Tribute (Europe).

    Text by David and Patricia Davies. Introduction by Severiano Ballesteros.
    First edition, first printing. Limited to 3026 copies. This being The Valderrama Club Edition, one of 26 unique copies representing each of the golf clubs in the book. The Valdarrams Golf Club is situated in Cadiz, Spain. The twenty-six featured courses are: Belgium, Royal Zoute Golf Club. Denmark, Rungsted Golf Club. England, Royal Birkdale Golf Club, Royal Lytham & St. Learn More
    £3,000

    Date of Publication: 2005

    Published: Brussels

    Stock Code: 98145

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  9. The lawes and actes of Parliament,

    The lawes and actes of Parliament,

    maid be King Iames the First, and his successours kinges of Scotland: visied, collected and extracted furth of the register. The contentes of this buik, are expremed in the leafe following.
    First edition. John Skene (c. 1540-1617) had been appointed to a commission in 1592 to review and print acts of parliament and other laws, which resulted in the present work, containing post-1424 statutes. Appended to it is De verborum significatione, with separate title page also dated 1597, the first published dictionary of Scots law. The present volume is expanded by the insertion - after the fifteenth parliament of James VI (1597) and before "Ane table of the principall maters conteined in this buik" - of the Scottish parliaments of James VI to 1621. Learn More
    £1,750

    Date of Publication: 1597

    Published: Edinburgh

    Stock Code: 74115

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  10. A Round of the Links:
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    A Round of the Links:

    Views of the Golf Greens of Scotland. Etched by George Aikman, A.R.S.A. from water colour drawings by John Smart, R.S.A.
    First and limited edition, scarce, limitation not stated but the edition would have been small, this copy numbered 30 and signed by John Smart at the foot of the dedication page. Copac locates only two copies in British and Irish institutional libraries (BL, Scotland), OCLC records only the copy at the LA84 Foundation; there have been two reproduction editions issued (1980 and 1986). Learn More
    £7,500

    Date of Publication: 1893

    Published: [? Edinburgh]

    Stock Code: 72876

    Signed: Yes

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  11. Golf.
    £1,375

    Date of Publication: 1890

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 71099

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  12. The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf.

    The Royal & Ancient Game of Golf.

    First edition printed for subscribers. One of 900 numbered copies. One of the highspots in all of golfing literature, this sumptuous volume contains a good history of the game, sections on technique, an essay by Hutchinson on the principal golfing greens of the age and many reproductions of early golf illustrations. Learn More
    £3,750

    Date of Publication: 1912

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 69681

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  13. Hits, Runs and Social Errors. Choice Cartoons from Sports Illustrated.
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    Hits, Runs and Social Errors. Choice Cartoons from Sports Illustrated.

    Selected by Charles Preston,
    First edition, first impression, of this amusing collection of cartoons. From the library of Laurence Olivier, inscribed to him by Elizabeth Taylor on the front free endpaper, "Dear Sir Laurence, Thank you for always being so kind. Love, Elizabeth. Sept 14, 1960". Olivier had been good friends with Richard Burton for some years, and it was Burton who hosted the party at which Olivier's marriage to Joan Plowright (which had taken place quietly earlier the same day) was announced. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1956

    Published:

    Stock Code: 68795

    Signed: Yes

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  14. Kingdoms For Horses. Boxing, Cricket, Hackneys and Golf.

    Kingdoms For Horses. Boxing, Cricket, Hackneys and Golf.

    With Decorations by Rex Whistler.
    First edition, first impression. A collection of essays on boxing, cricket, hackneys and golf. Learn More
    £225

    Date of Publication: 1936

    Published: London

    Stock Code: 63489

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  15. The Badminton Library of Sport and Pastimes: Golf.

    The Badminton Library of Sport and Pastimes: Golf.

    Edited by His Grace the Duke of Beaufort, assisted by Alfred E. T. Watson.
    Sixth edition, revised. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1893

    Published:

    Stock Code: 60073

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