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MACDONALD, Charles Blair.

Scotland's Gift: Golf.

Reminiscences 1872-1927.

New York and London: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928 Stock Code: 138525
£5,500.00
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First edition, first impression, number 145 of 260 copies only signed by the author; "one of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475). This edition is one of the most highly valued books on American golf history and is scarce in good condition with the map intact, as here.

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.

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Description

Quarto. Original half japon, morocco label to spine, red boards, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

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

Condition

Boards rubbed, a little wear to corners, corners of morocco label chipped, spotting to spine, margins of contents toned. A very good copy.

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