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Taylor on Golf- Impressions, Comments and Hints

Taylor, J.H.

Published by Hutchinson & Co., London, 1902
Condition: Good Plus-Very Good Hardcover
From Antiquarian Golf (Pepperell, MA, U.S.A.)

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Gilt decorated cloth, 328 pages, frontis, 48 illustrations mostly from photographs taken esopecially for this work. J. H. Taylor was at the top of his game when he wrote this book having won three Open Championships with two more coming in the future. There are 41 chapters dealing on a wide array of topics including many about the golf courses themselves (Braid was a top-tier designer with over 100 courses to his credit. There are historical and autobiographical chapters, chapters about Golf in America, The Upkeep of Golf Links, The Golf Ball, Seaside Courses, Lengthening Courses (already a problem in 1902 after the longer-distance Haskell rubber core ball was patented in 1899), Machine and Hand-Made Clubs, Golf Clubs and Their Manufacture, etc. with a good number on the varying aspects of play. Much better than average copy. Green cloth and gilt decorations are in excellent condition both on the front cover and the spine. There is a small snag and several light indentations to the upper rear cloth. End papers tanned from pastedown offset with scattered foxing throughout, heavier on first few and last few pages. 2" stain lower corner ffep and rear of frontis. The beautifully decorated cover, one of the most handsome in the library of golf, is a companion image to that used for May Hezlet's book, Ladies Golf, printed in 1904. Uncommon first edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000814

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Title: Taylor on Golf- Impressions, Comments and ...

Publisher: Hutchinson & Co., London

Publication Date: 1902

Binding: Decorative Cloth

Book Condition:Good Plus-Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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Antiquarian Golf offers out-of-print, used, scarce and rare books and periodicals exclusively on the subject of golf. Areas of concentration include history, architecture, fiction, instruction, programs, poetry and ephemera. Want lists are always welcomed. Our stock includes hundreds of titles yet to be listed so do not hesitate to contact us with any needs. Buying and selling golf literature exclusively since 1971.

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