30 May 2012,
Price realised GBP 475
GBP 300 - GBP 500
FORGAN, ROBERT. THE GOLFER'S HANDBOOK. LONDON: SIMPKIN, MARSHALL & EDINBURGH: JOHN MENZIES, [CA. 1892].
8°, lithographic frontispiece of the Castle St. Andrews, golfing vignettes. Original pictorial yellow cloth (rubbed, lightly soiled).
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Fifth edition. This undated later edition has the chapter on the history of golf balls, included for the first time in the fourth edition of 1890. In the sixth edition of 1897 the title was changed to The Golfer's Manual. Hopkinson p. 31; Murdoch 260: 'the first golf book to meet with success at the sale's counter'
R. Forgan and Son, Golf Club Makers, two stamps on front endpaper.
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