Golf. A Weekly Record of "Ye Royal and Ancient" Game. "Far and Sure." Complete run first 11 volumes! + Volume XIV, XV. ; "Surely no apology is necessary for bringing before the public a weekly Journal devoted to the doings and sayings of golfers both past and present."
London: "Published at the Office" [Golf Illustrated & Golf Weekly], 1890. The BEGINNING.
Quote "Surely no apology is necessary for bringing before the public a weekly Journal devoted to the doings and sayings of golfers both past and present."
The first article "St Andrews" by H. S. C. Everard
The second, "The Pilgrims Scpript" by H. G. Hutchinson.
We cannot under estimate the importance of these periodicals.
Starting with issue 1 Volume 1 on the 19th September 1890
Late 1880's early 1890's golf started to erupt and grow, these volumes and subsequent volumes cover the most significant period of growth golf has ever witnessed, the spread through out Scotland, to England to the continent and eventually over the Atlantic to the United States.
Reports of club openings, major players, matches, Championships, rules issues, Ladies, the whole game
All 13 volumes. Vols. I-XI + XIV, XV.
Vol. I, first issue September 19th 1890
Illustrated from photographs, wood engravings, drawings and ads within the text. 10½x8¼, uniform red cloth. This was the first weekly magazine on golf, and is still being published today as "Golf Weekly." Reports on important events like the Open Championship, often within days of it finishing, offering a unique insight into the history of golf. Also, it features articles on famous players, interesting stories and events, the opening of new courses, competition results, advertisements for the various golf equipment, and more.
There are 13 bound volumes, Volume 1 is original as published and bound and a duplicate USGA volume, volumes 2 to 11, 14 and 15 are rebound to high standard, by the Book Binder, Riley Dunn and Wilson, binder and conservationist to the British library.
All volumes with the exception of volume 1 are rebound, rear, spines and front boards are professionally laid, some photographically reproduced some original.
All are complete with indexes, 4 indexes and two single issues of 12 pages each have been copied and added.
These volumes are often fragile and hard to handle, all 13 volumes are in a very good condition.
Very rare set in a very impressive uniform binding. Item #10831