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DARWIN, Bernard.

The Golf Courses of the British Isles.

Illustrated by Harry Rountree.

London: Duckworth & Co., 1910 Stock Code: 136294
£1,500.00
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A handsome copy

First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding with the illustrator's name misspelled "Rowntree" on the front; this copy with promotional insert pasted to front free endpaper. An essential part of any golfing library, written by one of the great writers on the sport. Donovan & Murdoch note that the golf courses of Ireland were "eliminated" from the second edition (1925).

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Description

Large square octavo. Original green cloth, titles and floral decoration to spine and front cover in gilt and green picturing the Scottish thistle, the English rose, and the Irish shamrock, top edge gilt, others untrimmed.

Illustrations

Colour frontispiece and 63 colour or monochrome plates with captioned tissue-guards by Harry Rountree.

Condition

Spine rolled, corners gently bumped, extremities rubbed, lightly foxed throughout; still a very good copy.

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