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Book Description

First edition. Original publisher’s red wrappers printed in black.
Dealer Notes
Balfour was one of the noted golfers of his age and member of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, where he won the Club’s gold medal three times between 1853 and 1861. His son, Leslie won the British Amateur Championship in 1895.
The book tells of playing The Old Course, St Andrews at a time when there were very few golfers and as such is one of very few first-hand accounts of playing during those early days.
This book has long been regarded as one of the great rarities of golf literature.
Author JAMES BALFOUR
Date 1887
Publisher David Douglas
Condition Some wear to the spine, with a little loss to the spine ends, but otherwise crisp and clean throughout. Overall an exceptional copy of a book almost unobtainable in an unrepaired state. Housed in a

Price: £4500.00

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