Golf Collectibles & Memorabilia August 2018 Auction
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The Art of Golf by Sir W.G. Simpson. First edition in original printed boards. Publisher: David Douglas, Edinburgh, 1887. First Edition. 8vo. xii + 186 pages + one ad leaf. 20 plates, 10 diagrams, and numerous text illustrations, engraved title-page. Binding front with an engraving of the Winter Medal of the Honorable Company of Edinburgh. Rear of binding decorated with a pile of four golf balls.  Contents clean and tight. A few spots of foxing. 6 x 8 7/8 inches.  Page 48 contains 3 photos of Old Tom Morris swinging a club. Joseph Murdoch describes this book as "one of the classic books of golf literature", and it is the first book to use photographs to demonstrate the swing, and also the first to show actual players in action on links courses, including "Old" Tom Morris. Sir Walter Simpson was a 19th century Scottish philosopher and a Captain of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers. He was one of the first people to define what was meant by a golf "links": "The grounds on which golf is played are called links, being the barren sandy soil from which the sea has retired in recent geological times. In their natural state links are covered with long, rank bent grass and gorse.

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THE ART OF GOLF BY SIR W.G. SIMPSON, BART - 1887 FIRST EDITION
THE ART OF GOLF BY SIR W.G. SIMPSON, BART - 1887 FIRST EDITION
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Auction closed on Thursday, August 30, 2018.
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