MACDONALD, Charles Blair.

Scotland's Gift: Golf.

Reminiscences 1872-1927.

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928 Stock Code: 129563
£5,750.00
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"One of the real masterpieces of golf literature"

First edition, signed limited issue, number 195 of 260 copies signed by the author. Additionally inscribed by the author above the limitation, "To Donald Ryan, A promising young Golfer, I wish him well, 20 May 1931". This work is "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). 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. This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is quite scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here. Copies with a signature additional to that called for in the limitation are likewise uncommon, with just one other such copy traced.

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Description

Quarto. Original half japon, morocco label to spine, red boards, Macdonald's crest to front board in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 5 plates, illustrations throughout, folding map at rear.

Condition

Wear to extremities, slight scuffs and a couple of marks to sides, very occasional light foxing to contents; a very good copy.

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