Golf (from the Badminton Library series)

Golf (from the Badminton Library series)

London: Longmans, Green and Co. Ltd, 1890. xvi, 495 pp. Contributions by Lord Wellwood, Sir Walter Simpson, A.J. Balfour, Andrew Lang, H.S.C. Everard, etc. Illustrated with numerous drawings by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss, including frontispiece with tissue-guard. 9½x7½, original ½ blue morocco & gilt-stamped orange cloth, gilt-lettered spine, black endpapers, untrimmed edges, top edge gilt. Part of the "Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes" set. No. 36 of 250 Large Paper copies. First Edition. The "Large Paper" edition, which is becoming increasingly scarce. The Badminton Library issued 24 volumes on 22 different sports, for use of the general public who knew little or nothing about sports. Hutchinson was a wise choice by the editor to author the volume on golf, as he was already becoming one of the most prolific and knowledgeable golf writers in history. Second signature (which includes Preface) bound upside down by the publisher. Murdoch 388; D&M 2970; D&J H28540. Spine just slightly faded, ends and corners a bit bumped; front hinge tender, occasional faint foxing; original spine re-laid. Item #4315

Price: £1,250.00