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Golf History Books

Our golf history books range from books about competitions like the Ryder Cup and individual golf clubs to sweeping histories of different aspects of golf and of the sport in its entirety. There are several books about the oldest golf club in the world, St Andrews, for example. Many are relatively modern golf history books, which do their job extremely well. The apotheosis of these golf histories may be Harry Stirling Crawford Everard's superb history of the club: A History of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club St Andrews, 1754 - 1900. First published in 1907, this golf history book was the first golf book to use full colour illustration.

Our golf history books cover all continents too. A recent history of the US Open is extremely interesting and informative. Some have described (including us!), 'The Story of American Golf: its Champions and Championships' as the best ever book written on golf in America. A bold claim...and a fascinating book by American writer, Herbert Warren Wind, a close friend of his British counterpart, Bernard Darwin...who wrote, of course, the classic, 'A History of Golf in Britain' among many other of his golf books.

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THE ABERDEEN GOLFERS: RECORDS AND REMINISCENCES

A look at early golf in the Aberdeen area, later focusing on the history of the Aberdeen Golf Club. An important book on golf in Scotland. 4to. 168pp. Limited edition 146/150. Rebound in green leather

£550.00

THE ARBROATH GOLF COURSE

One of the earliest course histories, with much of interest on the Elliot Golf Links, Balcathie, and the setting out of the course. 8vo. viii + 159pp + [40] adverts. Portrait frontis. (Claud Strachan

£780.00

ARNIE & JACK: PALMER, NICKLAUS AND GOLF'S GREATEST RIVALRY

The story of the rivalry between Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus in the 1960s. 1st edition. Large 8vo. Very good condition.

£8.00

BRITISH GOLF

From the "Britain in Pictures" series. 8vo. 48pp. 8 plates & 27 b/w illustrations. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed and a little foxed. A good copy. [D&M, 13980]

£15.00

BRITISH GOLF LINKS: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE LEADING GOLF LINKS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM

A superbly illustrated book that reveals the glory of Britains's finest links courses accompanied by Hutchinson's elegant text. A Large Paper edition, limited to 250 copies, also exists. First trade edition.

£380.00

BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS

Profiles of claret jug winners from Willie Park to Ian Baker-Finch. 8vo. Original illustrated boards. Very good condition.

£5.00

'CARRY YOUR BAG, SIR?' THE STORY OF GOLF'S CADDIES

The colourful history of golf caddies. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good with small scuff to wrapper.

£5.00

CHARLES LEES AND 'THE GOLFERS'

The story of the artist Charles Lees and of his famous painting "The Golfers: A Grand Match played over the Links of St Andrews on the day of the Annual Meeting of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club." Paperback.

£18.00

THE CLAPCOTT PAPERS

The first collected edition of the eminent golf historian's important research archive. First Edition. Large 8vo. xviii + 518pp. Frontispiece. Light blue cloth, plastic protective wrapper, gilt decoration

£300.00

COLLECTING GOLF BOOKS: TO WHICH HAS BEEN ADDED BIBLIOTHECA GOLFIANA TOGETHER WITH SOME NOTES AND COMMENTARY BY JAMES F. MURDOCH

First published in 1938 by Constable, this book offers fascinating background into the game's greatest collectors and the types of books they chased. 1st thus. 8vo. [xiii] + 90pp + 1p advert. Red hard

£200.00

THE COMPLEAT GOLFER

Illustrated history of the Royal and Ancient Game. 1st edition. 96pp. Owner's name to title page. Gift inscription to half-title page. Very good in priceclipped dustwrapper.

£5.00

DEAD HEAT. THE '69 RYDER CUP CLASSIC

The story of the 1969 Ryder Cup at Birkdale. 1st edition. 8vo. Owner's name to front endpaper. Dust-wrapper, rubbed and lightly creased. Good.

£7.50

EARLY GOLF AT EDINBURGH & LEITH

"The town of Leith, close to Edinburgh on the east coast of Scotland, has ancient and notable associations with the game of golf. It was at Leith  that the first golf club was formed in 1744. Called

£180.00

EARLY IRISH GOLF: THE FIRST COURSES, CLUBS AND PIONEERS

A history of the development of golf in Ireland since 1606, with an extensive bibliography of the subject included. Paperback. Second Edition. 8vo. xxiv + 303pp. Illustrated. A couple of light marks

£18.00

FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN GOLF

A facsimile edition of the 1936 classic, with a foreword by Grantland Rice. "One of the outstanding American golf books, a comprehensive look back over the years which contains many wonderful pictures,

£48.00

FIFTY YEARS OF AMERICAN GOLF

One of the key books on the game in the USA. First Edition. 8vo. xvii + 423pp. Frontispiece, 59 plates. Original green cloth, gilt titles to upper board and spine, some spots of foxing to spine and

£260.00

THE GAME OF GOLF IN EAST AFRICA

A compilation of East African golfing records, particularly dealing with Kenya. Histories of Kenya's golf clubs, with lists of past captains and presidents, fill much of the book. There

£120.00

GOLF BETWEEN TWO WARS

A history of golf from 1919 to 1939. First edition. 8vo.  viii + 228pp. 16 plates. Green cloth, sl rubbed, lacks dustwrapper. A good copy.

£10.00

THE GOLF BOOK OF EAST LOTHIAN

"The author was the minister of Dirleton. An interesting man. He wasn't just a parsinomious East Lothian Meenister. He was a bit of a high-flyer, a considerable womaniser, and enjoyed intoxicating beverages.

£675.00

THE GOLF COURSES OF YORKSHIRE - ILLUSTRATED

Golf book. A guide to the principal golf courses of Yorkshire with many interesting photographs. Includes a history of the Yorkshire Union of Golf Clubs with sections on many courses, including Lindrick,

£500.00

GOLF HISTORY & TRADITION 1500-1945

A chronicle of the origins of the game of golf and the growth of golfing traditions down the ages. Large 8vo. 344pp. Dust-wrapper, lightly rubbed. Very good condition. Signed and dedicated by the author

£25.00

GOLF IN BRITAIN: A SOCIAL HISTORY FORM THE BEGINNINGS TO THE PRESENT DAY

In this well illustrated volume published in 1975, Cousins attempts to trace the history of golf from the fifteenth century to the professional and well financed game of the late 20th Century. 8vo. 176pp.12

£6.00

GOLF IN NEW ZEALAND - A CENTENNIAL HISTORY

A comprehensive history of golf in New Zealand. 8vo. 262pp. Original green boards. Tape to lower spine. A good copy.

£20.00

GOLF IN THE MAKING

1979 First Edition of this seminal history of golf. Large 8vo. 332pp. Illustrated throughout. Original pictorial dust-wrappers,  spine a little sunned. Very good. Signed by both authors to half title-page.

£30.00

GOLF TO REMEMBER

Analysis of the finest performances from Taylor and Vardon to Jacklin and Watson. 1st edition. 8vo. Very good in dustwrapper.

£5.00

GOLF: A ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME

The author was an Edinburgh printer and enthusiastic golfer who became interested in collecting early writings of golf. The first edition was published in 1875 and was apparently limited to 200 copies,

£295.00

GOLF: A ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME

The author was an Edinburgh printer and enthusiastic golfer who became interested in collecting early writings of golf. The first edition was published in 1875 and was apparently limited to 200 copies,

£250.00

GOLF: A ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME

The author was an Edinburgh printer and enthusiastic golfer who became interested in collecting early writings on golf. The first edition was published in 1875 and was apparently limited to 200 copies,

£15.00

GOLF: A ROYAL AND ANCIENT GAME

Extracts from Clark's book, originally published in 1875. Paperback. 8vo. 110pp. Very good condition.

£5.00

GOLF: ITS HISTORY, PEOPLE & EVENTS

With a special section by Robert Trent Jones. 4to. xiv + 331pp. Lavishly illustrated throughout, many in colour. Original green cloth. Dust-wrapper, very clean. A very good copy.

£15.00

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