First edition of Horace G. Hutchinson's Famous Golf Links; from the library of golf architect A.W. Tillinghast

  • Famous Golf Links.
  • Famous Golf Links.
  • Famous Golf Links.
  • Famous Golf Links.

Famous Golf Links.

$975.00

Item Number: 95905

London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1891.

First edition of  the first book of golf to employ narrative and illustrations in describing famous British golf venues. Octavo, original  pictorial cloth, engraved frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated with 18 plates after paintings and photographs by C. J. Emeny, H. P. Hopkins, and others. From the library of golf architect A.W. Tillinghast with his handwritten library index card laid in. A.W. Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects in the history of golf; he worked on more than 265 different courses and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. In very good condition.

"The father of golf instruction," English amateur golfer Horace Hutchinson won the 1886 and 1887 Amateur Golf Championships, had top-10 finishes in the Open Championship, and became a prolific writer on the subject of golf and golf instruction. A pioneering work by Hutchinson, Famous Golf Link was the first book of golf to employ narrative and illustrations in describing famous British golf venues (Murdoch, 386).

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