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ROYAL AND ANCIENT -- RULES OF THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS, WITH ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MEMBERS. [NO IMPRINT]: 1888.
ROYAL AND ANCIENT -- RULES OF THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS, WITH ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MEMBERS. [NO IMPRINT]: 1888.

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ROYAL AND ANCIENT -- RULES OF THE ROYAL AND ANCIENT GOLF CLUB OF ST. ANDREWS, WITH ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE MEMBERS. [NO IMPRINT]: 1888. 8°, 31pp. (Some spotting.) Original limp blue cloth, upper cover with club crest and title stamped in gilt.
Provenance
Sir Hugh L. Playfair, his inscription on title.

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Lot Essay

Clapcott (pp. 19-20) notes that 'The term 'honour' appears for the first time in the rules of 1888, although the equally well-known word 'dormie' is not to be found until several years later ... Ten minutes was allowed to search for the ball before it was deemed to be lost, although from 1783 the time had always been five minutes.' The five-minute rule was restored in 1899.

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