London: Duckworth, ca. 1910. 254p, dec. cloth. Illustrated with plates (mostly in color) from paintings by Harry Rountree; printed tissue-guards, original green cloth decoratively stamped and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, First Edition.
Darwin's famous book covering the courses of Scotland, England and Ireland. The illustrations, from original water colour's, by Harry Rountree, the New Zealand artist, help to make this one of the fine books in the golf library, setting a high standard of excellence that Mr. Darwin would never fail to meet in his later books. His descriptions of the finest courses in the United Kingdom still stand today, play the course and read the chapter on the course, there are much worse things to do!
First edition, first impression, in the first issue binding with the illustrator's name misspelled "Rowntree" Vet good, only flaw some foxing. Item #8866