[CLAPCOTT (CHARLES BLACKSTONE)] The Honourable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers 1744-1836, PUBLISHER'S PROOF, 1938

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[CLAPCOTT (CHARLES BLACKSTONE)]
The Honourable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers 1744-1836, PUBLISHER'S PROOF, 1938

Sold for £ 937 (US$ 1,170) inc. premium

The Sporting Sale

22 May 2018, 11:00 BST

Edinburgh

[CLAPCOTT (CHARLES BLACKSTONE)]
The Honourable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers 1744-1836, PUBLISHER'S PROOF, The Early Days Of The Honourable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers (1744-1764). Some Facts and Conclusions Relatave Thereto, green paper wrapper bound in, initialled 'C. B. C April 1938', 5 pages of typed corrections and additions, 58 leaves; [The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers on Leith Links (1764 to 1796)], 124 leaves; [The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, Last Days on Leith Links (1796-1836)], 100 leaves, typed manuscript, bound in a single volume, blue cloth, gilt title to spine, 4to, 1938

Footnotes

  • Charles Blackstone Clapcott was born in 1867, the son of Major Charles Clapcott of Devon, England. Educated at Newton Abbot School, he then went up to Jesus College, Cambridge where he graduated in Law in 1889; following which, in 1892, he was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn. In 1938 aged 67, he set about the momentous task of researching, and publishing, the history of the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers.

    The result of which was the production of what is thought to be only a few copies of each book or Research Paper with last minute 'Corrections and Additions'.

    Four of Clapcott's books or Research Papers comprised a chronological history of The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers - considered by many to be the 'Oldest Golf Club in the World' - from its formal institution at Leith in 1744; through to 1891, the year it moved from Musselburgh to its present Clubhouse and Course at Muirfield.

    In the two remaining books Clapcott discusses which is 'The Oldest Club' and in the other 'Some Comments on the Articles & Laws in Playing the Golf...').

    In recognition of his literary services, The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers Club elected him to Honorary Membership.
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