London: J. S. Virtue and Co., 1897. Hutchinson, Horace G. (editor) British Golf Links: A Short Account of the Leading Golf Links of the United Kingdom with Numerous Illustrations and Portraits. London, J.S. Virtue & Co. 1897
viii, 331 + v ad pp. Decorative Cloth. First Edition. Illustrated with numerous photographs and engravings throughout. (4to), original decorative green cloth with spine and front cover stamped in brown and black, lettered in gilt, dark brown endpapers.
The first thorough study of the great links courses, it also contains many photographs of the clubhouse buildings and players of the day. This elaborate publication covers fifty-one UK and three French courses, the latter traditionally frequented by the British during the winter months.
Condition: Good. An all original example with some edge wear to the unfaded cloth, all spine and cover illustrations 100% complete in original brown endpapers. Pages white, no foxing, no former owner name or bookplate, no underlining, marginalia, soiling, etc.
One of the most important books in the library of golf, very scarce in this condition.
Part of the Percy Boomer golf library. Item #9906