Robert Clark's Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game
Golf: A Royal & Ancient Game.
Clark, Robert .$550.00
Item Number: 42003
London: Macmillan and Co, 1893.
Second edition of this rare and early work on golf, preceded by the very rare Scotland Edition of 1875. Octavo, original green cloth, gilt topstain, gilt titles to the spine, gilt vignette to the front panel. Woodcut frontispiece by John Gilbert depicting Charles I playing golf on Leith links, tissue-guard, 6 plates and numerous wood engravings in the text. In near fine condition with light rubbing, bookplate.
"Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature on the game. In assembling the book, Clark, a well-known Edinburgh printer, collected early press reports, biographical sketches, significant acts of Parliament, municipal records, diaries, and extracts from the minutes of the earliest golf clubs" Murdoch 128; D&M 900.