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Golf Literature & Humour

Golf Literature & Humour

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AFTER DINNER GOLF

Facsimile edition of the original work published in 1897 by Country Life, with an introduction by Joe Murdoch and illustrations by R. André. Oblong 8vo. ix + 125pp. Drawings in the text. All edges

£120.00

A BATCH OF GOLFING PAPERS

Includes The Chelah's Round, by Andrew Lang, Ballade of the Duffer, by W. Caine, The Caddies of St Andrews, by R. Whyte Gibson and Dictionary of Golf, by D. Irons. Small 8vo. [8] + 124pp. 2 illustrations.

£120.00

THE CLICKING OF CUTHBERT

"Cuthbert Banks was young, handsome, and plus four on the Wood Hills links, but he could make no impression on the soulful girl of his heart until Vladimir Brusiloff, the eminent Russian novelist, kissed

£15.00

CONFESSIONS OF A GOLF ADDICT

The first of the many "Addict" books put out by Houghton, who also did the illustrations, many of which have appeared on calandars in "Country Life". 8vo. [viii] + 84pp. Illustrations in the text.

£35.00

CROWBOROUGH BEACON

Novel by the well-known golfer and golf writer, although there is no obvious golf content. 8vo. 305pp + adverts. original red boards. A very good copy of a hard to find book.

£55.00

DEATH ON THE FIRST TEE

Golf book. One of Adams' series of Roger Bennion crime mysteries set around the world of golf. 8vo. 192pp. Dust-wrapper, with a few very small chips to edges. A very good copy.

£175.00

THE ENCHANTED GOLF CLUBS

Illustrated golfing story. 1st Canadian edition. 8vo. 152pp. Illustrations. Internally very good, clean and bright. In the original illustrated papercovered boards. A little rubbed and tanned, spine cracked

£25.00

AN ERRANT GOLFER

With six sections including "The Mastery of Golf", "Golf and The Man" and "An Errant Golfer in France", this toothsome collection of comic pieces which originally appeared in The Bystander and The

£140.00

AN ERRANT GOLFER

With six sections including "The Mastery of Golf", "Golf and The Man" and "An Errant Golfer in France". A collection of comic pieces which originally appeared in The Bystander and The English Review. The

£25.00

GOLF DREAMS

Updike's humorous recounting of his 40 years of pleasurable bafflement regarding the game of golf. Small 8vo. 201pp . Dust wrapper,  a little rubbed. Good.  

£4.00

GOLF IN THE YEAR 2000, OR WHAT WE ARE COMING TO

Golf novel about a man falling into a coma in 1892 and waking in the year 2000. His experiences of golf in the year 2000 include driverless golf carts, watching the game by using a series of giant mirrors

£9.00

GOLF STORIES

Collection of stories and poems about golf, with illustrations by E.W. Mitchell. First edition. 8vo. 131pp + adverts. Original boards, a little rubbed and lightly marked in places. Some light foxing.

£65.00

THE GOLFER'S ALPHABET

Humorous illustrations by AB Frost and accompanying rhymes by WG Van Tassel Sutphen, the man who coined the phrase "the 19th hole". Square 4to. Unpaginated. Illustrated boards, rubbed with some small chips

£265.00

A GOLFING IDYLL, OR THE SKIPPER'S ROUND WITH THE DEVIL ON THE LINKS OF ST ANDREWS

The 1978 ltd. reprint of the 1897 3rd edition of Flint's overheard conversation rendered in dialect between and a caddie and his mate at St. Andrews. Ltd. edition, numbered 74 of 250. small 4to. xvi, 35pp.

£120.00

THE HAUNTED MAJOR

One of the funniest books about golf ever written. Brilliantly observed and superbly characterized, it deals with the epic golfing match between the pompous Major, the Honorable John William Wentworth

£10.00

THE HEART OF A GOOF

Vintage Woodhouse - 'Ferdinand Dibble should have been a competent golfer - but he was a goof'. 9th printing (60,400 copies). Small 8vo. 318pp. Dust-wrapper, well creased. A good copy.

£8.00

HUMOURS OF GOLF

Later edition of this classic golf cartoon book. Paperback. 4to. 50pp. Very good condition.

£6.00

I'LL NEVER BE CURED & I DON'T MUCH CARE

Sub-titled: "The History of an Acute Attack of Golf and Pertinent Remarks Relating to Various Places of Treatment." Illustrated by Wyncie King. A light-hearted account of a golfing tour through England

£32.00

LETTERS TO THE SECRETARY OF A GOLF CLUB

Illustrated by Chritopher Millett. Spoof golfing letters, many reprinted from Punch magazine. 8vo. x + 196pp. Drawings in the text. Contained in the original dust-wrapper, which is rubbed and creased

£75.00

MR PUNCH ON THE LINKS

Later re-issue of the selection of golfing articles, cartoons, illustrations etc. from Punch Magazine. 1st thus. 8vo. 240pp. Colour frontis. and illustrations in-text throughout. In the original 2 colour

£15.00

MR PUNCH ON THE LINKS

Selection of golfing articles, cartoons, illustrations etc. from Punch Magazine. 1st edition. 8vo. 148pp. Original green boards with gilt figure of Mr. Punch playing golf. Good.

£15.00

PERILOUS CROSSWAYS

Golf book. A murder mystery unfolds when death strikes on a golf course. Second edition. 8vo. 288pp. Original boards with some rubbing, especially to lower spine. Original owner's name to fly-leaf. A

£80.00

THE RUBAIYAT OF A GOLFER

An amusing parody, whereby the author links the melancholy of Omar with the tribulations of the long-handicap golfer. Illustrated by David Gilchick.  1st edition. 12mo. Original green cloth,

£4.00

SONGS OF THE LINKS

A book of golfing verses, many of which first appeared in magazines like Golf Illustrated, Punch and Pall Mall Gazzette. Second edition. Small 4to. 80pp. Text illustrations by H.M. Bateman. Original green

£42.00

THE SORROWS OF A GOLFER'S WIFE

The first book on golf written by a woman. Mary Kennard (1850-1914) was a prolific Victorian romance novelist who occasionally turned her hand to sports fiction. Small 8vo. viii + 312pp. Original decorative

£275.00

ST. ANDREW'S NIGHT AND OTHER GOLFING STORIES

A collection of fictional golf stories. 8vo. 117pp. Dust-wrapper, very good. Gift inscription to front endpaper. Ltd. ed. 194/950, signed by Shirley Grant, the publisher.

£9.00

ST. ANDREWS TO THE PLAY

Facsimile issue of a rare poem on golf, written in 1854. Paperback. 19 x 12cm. 8pp. Limited edition of 300 - this is a Presentation Copy. Fine condition.

£20.00

THIR BRAW DAYS

Humorous golf stories recalling the old days of "canty" on the East Coast of Scotland. Also issued in paper covers. 8vo. 127pp. Pictorial dust-wrapper, featuring an old Scotch golfer with four clubs under

£140.00

TOLD AT THE 19TH HOLE: HUMOROUS ST ANDREWS GOLF STORIES (8TH EDITION)

A collection of humorous golfing anecdotes collected by the Royal and Ancient club. 8th edition of 12. Paperback, 8th edition. 8vo. 32pp. Very good.

£35.00

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