Percy Boomer's Library of Golf
Percy Boomer is synonyms with his revolutionary classic "On Learning Golf" published in 1942, and recognised by the great players Hogan, Player, Watson...
On Learning Golf , was one of the most influential books of the 20th century, Boomer being voted number one golf swing guru of all time by Sports Illustrated in 2005.
How did he gain this knowledge? Leading golf instrutor, Dutch, Swiss and Belgian National Open Champion, advanced agronomist, architecture... what else made this man a visionary! see more, Percy H. Boomer
Now for the first time the Boomer golf library, 30 plus years in the building, hidden away for 73 years, the library is available, to view, admire and purchase....
Everybook has an 'Ex-libris Percy Boomer' bookplate containg the three signatures of Percy's grandchildren, this serves as definitive provenance.Download PDF of Percy Boomer's Library of Golf
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The Book of the "Maxfli"
NP: Dunlop "Maxfli" [Golf Ball] Company, ca 1925. 31 pp. Illustrated from numerous photographs, showing the inner workings of the "Maxfli" golf ball manufacturer (rubber core & gutta-percha), including several balls, ball moulds, workers, people, golfers: J.H. Taylor, C.A. & R.A. Whitcombe, Alex Herd, etc. 7x9½, original brown clay-like boards..... More
The Game of Croquet; Its Rules and Regulations.
London: Privately printed, 1870. 38p. decorative wrappers. Advertisement for Eglinton Castle, this confirms the enthusiasm for sport in the mid 1850's the 13th Earl of Eglinton had more than a small hand in starting The Open Golf Championship. More
Golf en La Republica Argentina
Buenos Aires: ESSO, 1963. 46p. decorative wrappers. Attractive book, history of Argentinian golf, instruction and golf courses. More
Golf Illustrated, Volumes I through XXX. The Weekly Organ of the "Royal & Ancient" Game
London: "Published at the Office" [Golf Illustrated & Golf Weekly], 1899. 30 volumes. Vols. I - XXX Vol. I, Vol. II Vol. III Vol. IV Vol. V Vol. VI Vol. VII Vol. VIII Vol. IX Vol. X Vol. XI Vol. XII Vol. XIII Vol. XIV Vol. XV Vol. XVI Vol..... More
Golf. A Weekly Record of "Ye Royal and Ancient" Game. "Far and Sure." Complete 18 volumes!
London: "Published at the Office" [Golf Illustrated & Golf Weekly], 1890. All 18 volumes. Vols. I-XVIII, Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III, Vol. IV, Vol. V, Vol. VI, Vol. VII, Vol. VIII, Vol. IX, Vol. X, Vol. XI, Vol. XII, Vol. XIII, Vol. XIV, Vol. XV, Vol. XVI, Vol. XVII..... More
Indicateur des Golfs et des Tirs aux Pigeons et pour un GOLF SIMPLE
Paris: Olivier Lesourd, 1960. 118p. wrappers. Golf course guide and rules. Written in French. More
World of Golf (periodical)
London: 1906. Broken run of a very scarce peridical, including Volume 1, issue 1. the issue 9 to 18 A total of 11 issues. All front and rear covers are present but half have become detached from the contents. Very Scarce periodicals. More
Duffers Golf Club Papers ; to which is added, A Day on the Ladies' Links
Worcestershire: Grant books, 2020. 56p. Wrappers 400 copies only. Only 27 books where entirely devoted to golf prior to this books original publication. More
Duffers Papers or a Day on the Ladies Links
Montrose: 1891. 71 pp. Woodcut illustration on verso of contents leaf. 19x12 cm (7½x4½"), original pale blue wrappers, front wrapper lettered in red and with photographic illustration of Montrose Links. First Edition. More
The Secret of Golf for Occasional Players
London: Methuen & Co. Ltd., 1922. 45p. cloth. Scarce first edition. More
Golf for Women
New York: Moffat, Yard and Company, 1916. 263p. decorative cloth. The pseudonym of Mabel S. Hoskins. Illustrated. The photographic illustrations feature many players including Dorothy Campbell Hurd, Marion Hollins, C. H. Vanderbeck, Cecil Leith (sic), Gladys Ravenscroft, et al. Original reddish-brown cloth with gilt cover illustration and lettering, and top..... More
Pen and Pencil Sketches on the Game of Golf; after drawings from John Smart
Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1888. 40p. Drawings by John Smart. 15.2x12.2 cm. (6x4¾"), original tan front wrapper re-backed with a later paper spine and rear facsimile wrapper. First Edition. A very scarce little book with nice drawings that accompany some humorous golf instruction, under each drawing a famous quote. Extremely scarce..... More
Reminiscenes of the Old Bruntsfield Links Golf Club 1866-1874
Edinburgh: Privately Printed, 1902. 126p. decorative cloth. Important essays on early golf in Bruntsfield and St. Andrews, the 1858 match being described in detail, the author was present. Published in an edition of just 400 copies, hard to find. D&J A3610. More
London: A&C Black, 1926. 189p, cloth. One of the best players of his generation never to have won The Open Championship, four time Ryder Cup player, very highly respected golf figure, father of the late Peter. D&J A5470. More
1933 '9 issues'
USA: American Golfer, 1933. Edited by Grantland Rice, contributors include Bernard Darwin, Abe Mitchell, Harold H. Hilton... Bobby Jones & Walter Hagen article. Present issues; February April May "Bobby Jones cover!!" June July "cover missing" October November December All complete and in very good condition, just July with misplaced cover. More
1934 '9 issues'
USA: American Golfer, 1934. Edited by Grantland Rice, contributors include Bernard Darwin, Abe Mitchell, Harold H. Hilton... Bobby Jones & Walter Hagen article. Present issues; January March April May June July August September December All complete and in very good condition. More
1935 '6 issues'
USA: American Golfer, 1935. Edited by Grantland Rice, contributors include Bernard Darwin, Abe Mitchell, Harold H. Hilton... Bobby Jones & Walter Hagen article. Present issues; January February May July September October All complete and in very good condition, just July with misplaced cover. More
1936 '4 issues'
USA: American Golfer, 1936. Edited by Grantland Rice, contributors include Bernard Darwin, Abe Mitchell, Harold H. Hilton... Bobby Jones & Walter Hagen article. Present issues; January Name changed to Sports Illustrated & The American Golfer March April September All complete and in very good condition, just July with misplaced cover. More
Putting and Spared Shots
London: Methuen, 1939. 75p, cloth. foreword by Abe Mitchell. Nice Jacket. D&J A10150. More
Clubs 1921; List of English Clubs in all parts of the world
London: Spottiswoode, Ballantyne & Co. LTD., 1921. 188p. cloth. Not only golf clubs are listed, fascinating. More