2022 September Memorabilia Auction - Closing Date 9/25/2022
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1865 'Black's Guide to Edinburgh' 1st Edition by Adam & Charles Black - Bruntsfield Links & Rules Content


"...Bruntsfield Links (Downs), where golf and other games are played. The game of golf is played with a club and ball. The club is formed of ash, flexible and finely tapered, measuring from three to four feet long, according to the player's height or length of arm. The head is faced with horn and loaded with lead. The bal is about the size of a common tennis ball, made of gutta percha. The game consists in striking the ball successively into a certain number of small holes, about a quarter of a mile apart, the player who does so in the smallest number of strokes being the victor. Each player carries an assortment of clubs varying in elasticity, and thus adapted to the distance the ball is to be drive, the best club for a long stroke being laid aside for one less elastic, when the distance becomes shortened. An expert player will stroke a ball from 130 to 200 yards. The principal Golf Clubs are the Burgess, Bruntsfield Links, and the Warrender, each of which has its arms and crest, and particular uniform."

This text starts on page 63 paragraph three and spills onto page 64, containing a time-period account of how the game of golf was played and the equipment it was played with in 1865. Photos of these pages can be found in the lot. Once sold for one schilling in 1865 for golfers and tourists to best navigate the Edinburgh area was this guide printed by Adam and Charles Black. Throughout the text are black and white illustrations. The book is in good condition considering age being over 150 years old. Make this the oldest book in your library with the winning bid. A signed letter of provenance from PGA Historian Emeritus Robert B. Denney comes with this lot.

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1865 'Black's Guide to Edinburgh' 1st Edition by Adam & Charles Black - Bruntsfield Links & Rules Content
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Auction closed on Sunday, September 25, 2022.
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