Lot 294: Clark (Rober) Golf A Royal and Ancient Game, 1st edition, 1875, publi
07 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Clark (Rober) Golf A Royal and Ancient Game, 1st edition, 1875, published by R & R Clark Edinburgh, in original gilt embossed decorative boards and spine, c/w various illustrations with tissue covers Widely regarded as one of the most significant, as well as best produced, early books on the history of golf, Clark's work is a compilation of the earliest literature on the game. In assembling the book, Clark, a well-known Edinburgh printer, collected early press reports, biographical sketches, significant acts of Parliament, municipal records, diaries, and extracts from the minutes of the earliest golf clubs. The book also contains obituaries of Alan Robertson and Tom Morris, Jr.