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There are many rare golf books available in the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books are rare instruction manuals and others are obscure novels about the sport. Many of the antique and rare golf books in the Biblio Rare Book Room feature glorious illustrations and hand crafted bindings. Some of the rare golf books are singed, and you should be sure to read the listings carefully to get all the details about the rare and antique books about golf in the Biblio Rare Book Room.

Golf Scotland's Game by David Hamilton

The St. Andrews Edition, copy 74/350. Bound in full-grained Morocco at the Fine Bindery, Wellingborough, with special end-papers and hand-stamped bookmark. Inside edition statement page has slight rippling.The Links, Ancient Sport, Noble Golf, History o…

From Tracy Steel


Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf SIGNED by Hogan, Ben (with Herbert Warren Wind)

New York: A.S. Barnes & Co., 1957. Possible First printing. HC, no DJ. Good+. SIGNED BY ARNOLD PALMER and JACK NICKLAUS. Presumed 1st/1st (Barnes was notoriously inconsistent on printing statements, and did not explicitly state first editions). Shelfwear…

From Refuge Books: Used & Rare


Rules of the Thistle Hill Golf Club by John Cundell and Robert Chambers

Limited Edition, Near Fine, Two Book Set in Taupe-colored Slip Cover. (See Photos)Set No. 182 of 1900 as stated at end of books.Rules of The Thistle Golf Club, ISBN 0-941774-02-3by John Cundell, A Facsimile of the 1824 Edition, Book No. 182Chambers: A F…

From Tracy Steel


How I Play Golf by Tiger Woods

NY: Warner Books, 2001. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Warner Books, 2001, first printing. folio, 9 1/2" x 11 1/4", 306pp., numerous color illustrations throughout, fold-out section on techinque of the swing. Fine in fin…

From The Wild Muse


Golf in America by Lee, James E

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1895. First Edition. Very Good. First edition, first printing. Bound in publisher's original yellow cloth decoratively stamped in green and silver. Very Good with cloth soiled and darkened. Pages toned with a corner missi…

From Burnside Rare Books, ABAA


Golf: A Royal and Ancient Game. by Clark, Robert. (Harry Vardon)

London: Macmillan and Co, 1899. 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-know…

From Raptis Rare Books


The Art of Golf by Simpson, W. G

Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1892. 2nd Edition, Revised. Hardcover. Very Good-/None. Half dark brown leather and red marbled boards, moderately edgeworn at extremities, with gilt titling and decoration on banded spine--lovely! Mahogany red marbl…

From Quadrant Book Mart


GOLF CLUBS AS BIRD SANCTUARIES by Jones, Robert T., Jr. (Bobby Jones), T. Gilbert Pearson, Grantland Rice, Bruce Barton, Frank Chapman, Eugene Wilson, and Arthur Allen

New York: National Association of Audubon Societies, 1926. 1st Edition. Wraps. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. (ca. 1926-7) 1st edition. A Near Fine copy. 8vo., 64 pp., illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. Bound in gray stiff illustrate…

From Frey Fine Books


The American Golfer. (18 issues from 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936) by Rice, Grantland, ed

NY: Conde Nast, 1933-36, 1933. Folios. 18 issues: 1933 -- January, February, August, September, October and December. 1934 -- October. 1935 -- January, April through December. 1936 -- January. All but one issue (October 1934) contain articles by Robert T.…

From Thomas Dorn ABAA


Collecting Golf Books 1743-1938. [At head of title:] Aspects of Book Collecting by (Connett, Eugene V., 3rd) Hopkinson, Cecil

London: Constable, 1938. First edition. 56 pp., interleaved. 1 vols. 12mo. Original orange cloth. Fine copy, with the bookplate of Eugene V. Connett 3rd. First edition. 56 pp., interleaved. 1 vols. 12mo. One of a series, "Aspects of Book-Collecting", th…

From James Cummins Bookseller


FIFTY YEARS OF GOLF: MY MEMORIES. By Andra Kirkaldy of St. Andrews. Told to Clyde Foster by KIRKALDY. ANDRA

T. Fisher Unwin Ltd. London. 1921. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. (9 x 6 inches). Illustrated with 21 mono photos on 16 plates. Four pages of adverts at end of book. Neat ink stamp of Kent & Canterbury hospital on the front blank free endpaper but no other stamps o…

From Paul Foster Books


The Principles Behind the Rules of Golf. by Richard S. Tufts

Pinehurst, North Carolina, 1960. First Edition. Hardcover, light gray cloth boards. Good/Dust Jacket condition good. Explains the development of the principles upon which the rules of the game are based and how the rules operate to conform with the prin…

From Monkey House Books


Golf. Poetical Putts. [Mock-up of Unpublished Book]. [With:] [Archive of Golf Poetry and related materials] by Bonnelle, Frank J

[Boston, 1905. 4to and smaller. Overall very good. Spine perished. 4to and smaller. First American Golf Poet Prepares Material for Publication. Frank J. Bonnelle (1850-1921), a longtime editor at the Boston Herald, contributed a large number of occasion…

From James Cummins Bookseller


The Mystery of Golf: A brief Account of Games in generall: their Origine; Antiquitie; & Rampancie: and of the game ycleped Golfe in particular [etc.] by Haultain, Arnold

Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, printed at The Riverside Press, 1908. First edition, no. 276 of 440 copies. Printed in red and black. 152, [2] pp. 1 vols. Sm 8vo. Original cloth-backed decorated paper over boards. Fresh, clean copy, just about fin…

From James Cummins Bookseller


The Game of Golf The Lonsdale Library Vol. IX by The Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, KG, GCVO, DI and Mr. Eric Parker

This book is in good condition but does not have a DJ. There is a Library Stamp inside front cover.Well illustratedSee photos…

From Lionbridge Associates


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