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GOLF: A ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME by CLARK. ROBERT.; - Hardcover - from Paul Foster Books and Biblio.com

GOLF: A ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME

by CLARK. ROBERT.;

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Macmillan & Co. London.,1899. Third printing. 4to. (8.5 x 6.4 inches). The so called "cheap reissue". Originally issued in a privately printed edition in 1875, this important new printing adds the new rules of Golf, as adopted by the Royal and Ancient and also updates the R.& A. medal list. Illustrated throughout with six full page plates and sixteen wood engravings by various artists including Hugh Thomson, James Drummond and Birket Foster. Decorative head and tail pieces & initial letters by Clark Stanton and C. A. Doyle. A few pages affected by foxing but mostly a very bright clean copy finely bound in recent full dark green morocco, spine with five raised bands, compartments decorated with club and players devices and lettered in gilt. Single gilt ruled border on boards. Top edge gilt. Overall a very good copy.:



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