Farnie, Henry Brougham] A Keen Hand: The Golfer's Manual
Lot 171
Farnie, Henry Brougham] A Keen Hand: The Golfer's Manual
£3,000 - 5,000
US$ 5,000 - 8,400
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Farnie, Henry Brougham] A Keen Hand: The Golfer's Manual
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Farnie, Henry Brougham] A Keen Hand: The Golfer's Manual
Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland; with an Appendix. By A Keen Hand
Whitehead and Orr, Cupar, First Edition 1857, xii, [2], 96 pp, illustrated with a lithographed frontispiece portrait of Allan Robertson, with tissue-guard., original brown cloth titled and decorated in gilt on front cover, all edges gilt. The first edition of the first book of prose devoted entirely to the game of golf and the first book of golf instruction, rare. 6¼ x 4 inches.
Small split to lower spine and lacking a small piece of spine, frontispiece detached.
A fragile book in good condition without any restoration.
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