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BADDIEL, Sarah Fabian, 1939-2014 : BEYOND THE LINKS : GOLFING STORIES, COLLECTIBLES AND EPHEMERA.

BADDIEL, Sarah Fabian, 1939-2014 : BEYOND THE LINKS : GOLFING STORIES, COLLECTIBLES AND EPHEMERA.

London : Studio Editions, (1992). First edition. Golf as seen through the eyes of a collector and dealer in golfing ephemera - golf course architecture; golf balls; women’s golf; clubs, bags, etc.; champions; fashions; championships and tournaments; collecting golfiana, etc. With a foreword by Peter Dobereiner.
Royal 4to (31cm). 144pp. Illustrations throughout, mainly in colour. Original boards; very good in a just slightly bruised dust-jacket.

£20

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BELDAM, George W. (George William), 1868-1937 : GREAT GOLFERS : THEIR METHODS AT A GLANCE.

BELDAM, George W. (George William), 1868-1937 : GREAT GOLFERS : THEIR METHODS AT A GLANCE.

London : Macmillan & Co., 1904. First edition. Beldam was a first-class cricketer as well as an outstanding photographer and the virtual inventor of the sporting action photograph. This was the first in his series of books depicting the sporting heroes of the day in action. There is careful analysis of the technique revealed by the “instantaneous photography” – with Harry Vardon, J. H. Taylor, James Braid, Alex Herd and Harold H. Hilton providing their own commentary, and Hilton providing analysis of twenty more of the leading players, including John Ball, Horace Hutchinson, Bernard Darwin, etc.
Medium 8vo (225 x 143mm). xxiv,(482),(4)pp. Photo illustrations throughout. Bound in a smart recent full tan morocco, banded and gilt; top edge gilt; marbled endpapers; mild spotting of edges; the plate paper of the prelims lightly wrinkled; a few slight marks, but otherwise a very good copy. With the contemporary ownership inscription of Henry B. Weston of Sevenoaks. Donovan & Murdoch 6620.

£250

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BROWN, Horace, 1908- – [ALLEN, Leslie] : MURDER IN THE ROUGH.

BROWN, Horace, 1908- – [ALLEN, Leslie] : MURDER IN THE ROUGH.

London : T. V. Boardman & Co., (1948). First British edition. A scarce golfing mystery first published by Five Star in New York in 1946 under the name Leslie Allen – the name here appended to a preface introducing the great detective, that “mastodon of a man”, Napoleon B. Smith.
Crown 8vo (19cm). 160pp. Original pictorial wrappers – a design by the incomparable Denis McLoughlin; a little worn and creased; some spotting of edges; a reasonable copy of an uncommon title. Just two copies (Bodleian and British Library) located in the major UK libraries. TVB Books 52.

£40

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HOYLE, Edmond, 1672-1769 : HOYLE’S GAMES IMPROVED;  BEING PRACTICAL TREATISES ON WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, BACK-GAMMON, DRAUGHTS, CRICKET, TENNIS, QUINZE, HAZARD, LANSQUENET, BILLIARDS, AND GOFF OR GOLF ...

HOYLE, Edmond, 1672-1769 : HOYLE’S GAMES IMPROVED; BEING PRACTICAL TREATISES ON WHIST, QUADRILLE, PIQUET, CHESS, BACK-GAMMON, DRAUGHTS, CRICKET, TENNIS, QUINZE, HAZARD, LANSQUENET, BILLIARDS, AND GOFF OR GOLF ...

London : for J. F. & C. Rivington ; T. Payne & Son ; R. Baldwin and others, 1790. An important eighteenth-century edition of Hoyle, revised by Charles Jones – and including for the first time a section on “Goff, or Golf” – “Light Balls are used when playing with the wind, and heavy ones against it”. Although compressed into the last few pages of the book, this would appear to be the first extended description of golf in any work of this kind. Also included are sections on cricket (the Star and Garter Rules of 1774), tennis (“a net hangs across the middle”), billiards, etc., as well as whist, chess, backgammon, etc.
Crown 12mo (161 x 91mm). viii,290,[ii]pp. Two plates (billiards). Bound in a robust modern (late twentieth-century) full pigskin; red morocco title label, a few very minor marks; one leaf slightly nicked, but a very good, clean, crisp and attractive copy. Donovan & Murdoch 330. ESTC T87522.

£250

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HUTCHINSON, Horace G. (Horatio Gordon), 1859-1932  – editor : THE NEW BOOK OF GOLF.

HUTCHINSON, Horace G. (Horatio Gordon), 1859-1932 – editor : THE NEW BOOK OF GOLF.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., 1912. First edition. Hutchinson, the first official amateur champion in 1886, covers all apsects of the game – with additional essays by Bernard Darwin, May Hezlet Ross and others.
Crown 8vo (21cm). (xii),(362)pp. Fifty-two photo plates – all the shots displayed by the leading players of the day. Original enamelled cloth in an attractive pictorial design; some mild rubbing and faint wear; a few slight marks and minor signs of age and use; endpapers tanned; some spotting of edges and prelims, but a very good copy. Ownership inscriptions of R. L. Aston and C. E. Evans.

£200

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