London: J. S. Virtue and Co., 1897. 2], viii, 331 + v ad pp. Illustrated from numerous photographs and engravings throughout. 39.6x28.5 cm. (15½x11"), original cream coloured japon wrappers, titled in gilt, custom cream drop-back box. No. 169 of 250 copies. First Edition. The rare limited large paper edition with wider margins. This is one of the most elaborate books of the period, lavishly illustrated with remarkable photographs, etc. It also serves as an interesting commentary on the styles of clubhouses built at that time in England and Scotland. It was published in wrappers with the expectation that purchasers would bind to their own tastes. As a result, copies in the original state are very uncommon. One of the best copies in existence. Original dust jacket, very good. wrappers excellent, pages very clean. Item #7043
D&M 2940; D&J H28210.