"One of the Real Masterpieces of Golf Literature": Signed Limited Edition of Scotland’s Gift

  • Scotland’s Gift, Golf: Reminiscences 1872–1927.

Scotland’s Gift, Golf: Reminiscences 1872–1927.

$8,000.00

Item Number: 3886

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1928.

Limited edition one of 260 numbered copies signed by the author on the limitation leaf, this copy is number 230. Quarto, original half japon. Black morocco label to the spine, red boards, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with some light rubbing to the bottom cloth. Tipped-in colour frontispiece and 5 plates, folding map at rear. A superior example of a book that usually shows wear.

"While he required only $70,000 for the original construction of his masterpiece, the National, Charles Blair MacDonald usually pursued his hobby of promoting and building courses on a grander scale. The Lido and Mid-Ocean courses cost nearly $800,000 each. Yale spent some $450,000 in blasting out its classical course at New Haven to his specifications" (DAB). "The informal and engaging charm with which his book is written will make it a delight for all golfers to read." "One of the real masterpieces of golf literature" (Murdoch 475).

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