"one of the earliest books on golf instruction and the impetus for all other books of instruction on the game": First edition of Hutchinson's Hints on the Game of Golf

  • Hints on the Game of Golf.
  • Hints on the Game of Golf.

Hints on the Game of Golf.

$3,250.00

Item Number: 95902

Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1886.

First edition one of the earliest books on golf instruction and the impetus for all other books of instruction on the game. Small octavo, original cloth, publishers advertisements before the half title page for Peile’s Lawn Tennis as a Game of Skill and four books on angling. From the library of O.M. Leland with his ownership signature and library markings on the verso of the front free endpaper. O.M. Leland of Minneapolis, Minnesota assembled one of the world’s finest golf libraries and collection of golf memorabilia which he donated to the USGA Golf Museum and Library, or “Golf House”, in New York in 1958. In near fine condition. An exceptional example of this scarce, important, and influential work.

"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. Published in the same year he won his first championship, Hints on the Game of Golf was one of the earliest published manuals on golf instruction, written in a style that would inform all other books of golf instruction to come. (Stevens, 103; Murdoch 392).

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