Clapcott, Charles B.: Some Comments on the Articles and Laws in Playing The Golf
Being The First Set of Rules of The Honourable Company of date 1744
C.B.C. September 1945. 37 pages plus Title page, typewritten recto side only, on ivory paper, green string tied within cream folded card covers with black printed title. Slightly soiled, the edges partially creased, else clean and sound internally. Generally a very good copy. Very rare.
This volume is, in effect, an enlargement upon the chapter in 'The Early Days' paper (published by Clapcott in April 1938), in which he gave a basic description of the 'First Rules', of 1744, and how he came to discover them. This later, in 1945 commentary interprets the Rules in detail, their adoption by other Clubs, including St. Andrews, and modifications later , as and when new instructions arose. By quoting examples Clapcott gives an insight into his obvious knowledge about the history of the game itself, as well as its artefacts.