London & Glasgow: Hamilton, Adams & Co & Thomas D. Morison, 1887. 1st. Original cloth. Octavo. (xi) 300pp + 8pp publisher advertisements. List of Golfing Societies; Golfing Glossary. Original red cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to spine. From the library of golf author Bob Jones with his decorative bookplate to front pastedown. Gift note tipped-in to front pastedown explaining the previous ownership of the book - Robert Whyte, early Vice President of the Ladies Golf Union and Mabel Stringer, first female golf journalist, founder of the Girls Golfing Society and Veterans Ladies' Golf Association and early assistant-secretary of the LGU. A scarce title with a unique association. Wear to extremities; soiling and darkening to boards and spine; rear joint cloth separated from top of spine two thirds down at which point the cloth is torn across the spine (repaired); rear inner hinge paper separated although hinge intact; front hinge starting at lower edge; endpapers foxed; a good copy. Item #7191
Being a Collection of Interesting Monographs on the Royal and Ancient Game of Golf. A more widely available collection of early golf literature than Clark's previously published book "Golf: A Royal and Ancient Game." (D&M 4380; M 743).