The Golfer’s Manual. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland by ‘A Keen Hand’ and originally Published in 1857 and now Reprinted with an Introduction by Bernard Darwin.

"It is a law of nature that everybody plays a hole badly when playing through": FIRST EDITION OF BERNARD DARWIN'S THE GOLFER'S MANUAL: 1857

The Golfer’s Manual. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland by ‘A Keen Hand’ and originally Published in 1857 and now Reprinted with an Introduction by Bernard Darwin.

DARWIN, Bernard.

$350.00

Item Number: 86781

London: The Dropmore Press, 1947.

First edition. Limited to 750 numbered copies, this is number 324. Small octavo, original cloth. Text printed on hand made paper with wood engraved frontispiece. Bookplate, near fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning. Housed in a custom slipcase.

Bernard Darwin a grandson of the British naturalist Charles Darwin, was a golf writer and high-standard amateur golfer. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. He was Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 1934, and was President of the Golf Club Managers' Association from 1933 to 1934 and then again from 1955 to 1958.

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