Specialist Catalogue: Golf

This catalogue presents over 100 years of golf literature, taking in the game’s finest practitioners of pen and club alike. It begins with James Balfour’s 1887 memoir of playing in the Grey Auld Toon, Reminiscences Of Golf On St Andrews Links. Joseph S. F. Murdoch’s Library Of Golf describes it as “one of the rarest of all golf items”, and this particular copy is in exceptional condition without repair.  

The Great Triumvirate, who between them won 16 of the 21 Open Championships from 1894 and 1914 are well represented, with first editions by and about each of Harry Vardon, John Henry Taylor and James Braid. Perhaps predictably, the two most highly regarded golf writers of the last century dominate this collection, with beautiful and inscribed copies of books by Bernard Darwin and Horace Hutchinson including some of the former’s exceedingly rare dustwrappers from the 1920s and 1930s.

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