Wethered (H.N) and Simpson (T): The Architectural Side of Golf
Longmans, Green and Co, Westminster Press, 1929, First Edition, xix, , 211 pp plus plates. Preface by J.C. Squire. Illustrated by the authors, 43 numbered plates, mostly course plans, 22 of which are in colour; plus other illustrations including engraved frontispiece with tissue-guard, wood engravings and drawings within text, head and tail-pieces. Original stained orange full vellum, spine lettered in gilt, hand cut pages. One of 50 'Large Paper' copies numbered 19 of 15. Ex Librus Clifton College. Rare.
Signed by both authors, Wethered and Simpson, on the limitation page. Spine faded.
10¼ x 7¾ inches
A classic book of golf architecture with superb essays on the philosophy of golf architecture, ink sketches and colour washes. According to Murdoch, it is 'a most desirable book to have in a golf library.' Simpson believed that only by studying the 'Old Course' at St. Andrews could one properly understand golf course design and construction.