Golf on Gullane Hill; a celebration of 100 years of Gullane Golf Club.
Gullae Golf Club, 1982. Fourth edition (hardback). 8vo, 68pp. Colour frontispiece, text illustrations. Original blue cloth, dustwrapper. The book and the dustwrapper are in very good condition. ISBN 0951520008 (Book ref. 27083) £10.00
The Kingsknowe Story a History of the Club to Mark the Centenary (1908-2008)
Edinburgh: Kingsknowe Golf Club, 2008. First Edition. Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 68 pages. Many illustrations including colour. The history of an Edinburgh golf club. (Book ref. 17165) £15.00
The Kingdom of Shivas.[Author SIGNED copy.]
NY.BROADWAY BOOKS,1997.. US,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0767900189. Author Signed,and dedicated. US,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, but black ink, author signed,and dedicated: ' For (undecipherable name) with best wishes Michael Murphy' to title-page, and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Top two corners minimally bumped, head of spine/backstrip also minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing. Bright, clean, publisher's pale yellow/cream paper-covered bds with brown cloth blind spine, with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip, and immaculate brown+white golf course map illustrated endpapers.Upper bd has author and publisher's initials stamped to it.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean, contetns bright, tight and near pristine.Fore-edges trimmed and untrimmed. 8vo, 3-314pp [paginated] includes author intro, Pts 1-3 comprising 12, 5, 1 chapters respectively, a few b/w line illus by Martie Holmer, an afterword, appendices (4), biblio, plus [unpaginated] half-title page, publisher advert, b/w map frntis, SIGNED+dedicated title-page, dedication, poem, plus to rear, acknowledgements, info on The Shivas Irons Society, publsher's book advert (re Golf in the Kingdom) and 4pp blanks. (Book ref. rja403411) £20.00
PLAY IT AS IT LIES - Thelwell's GOLFING MANUAL.
LONDON.METHUEN,1987.. Illustrated by illus by Norman Thelwell.. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./NFINE.. Slim 8vo. 0413172902. Anthology of cartoons. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, but price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour pictorial wrap-around artwork by Norman Thelwell, illustrated dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges.Small, closed tear to top corner of front dw/dj flap internally - no other nicks or tears present.Top, upper edge of dw/dj also lightly creased.Top+ fore-edges generally bright and clean; contents bright, tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - possibly an unread copy? Bright, clean, dark green paper-covered bds with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and bright, clean, immaculate plain white eps.8vo, 7-128pp [paginated] includes b/w line illustrated half-title page, b/w line illustrated title-page, similar contents page, b/w line illus/cartoons to each page. Since Thelwell produced his first volume about riding thirty years ago, there are few people in the horse world who will make a move without consulting one or other of his books on the subject.It is the same with gardeners, anglers, motoring and sailing enthusiasts, house hunters, dog and cat fanciers and even those who face the frightening challenge of bringup their children (see rja3913/11).What is his secret? Unlike many authorities, Thelwell likes to have a bit of a crack at things himself before producing the definitive book on any subject and 'Play It As It Lies' is no eception to this rule.Not only has he frequently watched golf on TV but has borrowed a half set of clubs and tried them out on a nine-hole course near his home. 'Play It As It Lies' is his long-awaited vade mecum on the game of golf.In this hard-hitting volume he exposes the real truth behind the facade; the rigorous rules and etiquette to which participants are subjected; the true meaning behind the jargon; and the way the cult can insinuate itself into the office, the garden and even into the home.He reveals details of how ladies sometimes behave on golf courses and supplies a chapter on natural history for those who, like himself, spend mostof their golfing time in the woods.His 'useful tips' alone will make the book discussed in hushed whispers wherever golfers gather together.'Play It As It Lies' is a must for non-golfers and golfers alike. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, because of the light weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! . (Book ref. rja391411) £8.50
THE COMPLETE GOLFER.
LONDON.METHUEN & CO.,LTD.,1917.. UK,8vo HB,no dw/dj,15th edn.. Hardback.. VG./No dw/dj - as issued?. 8vo. No ISBN. UK, 8vo HB, no dw/dj - as issued?, 15th edn.[1st edn was 1905 plus 5 other edns in same year, an edn in each of the following 2 years, 2 edns in 1908, 2 edns in 1911, one in 1912.The 14th edn was completely revised, enlarged and rewritten in 1914.This copy is the first edition since that revision, published January,1917.] VG.No owner inscrptn, but residue of bookplates/labels (?) to front pastedown, and residue of paper label to spine/backstrip also - but NO indications, i.e alpha-numerical marks or inked/embossed library stamps to any pages or photographs to indicate that it was ever an ex-library copy - still in publisher's original cloth bds! [ I have seen and handled several, previous edns in library bindings, usually always in a different colour to publisher's original cloth binding.] Generally clean, publisher's original green cloth bds with negligible shelf-wear, some inevitable bumping, rubbing to corners+edges, some miniscule fraying to some corners, edges and head+foot of spine/backstrip.Stamped, lined border and title+author letters to upper bd oxidised, but non-oxidised stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip.Bookseller's maroon+gilt dentelle to foot of front pastedown (Gieves Ltd.,Booksellers and Stationers Portsmouth), minus ffe causing front hinge to be cracked and slightly loose.Top edge trimmed, dust-soiled and slightly darkened with some minimal, sporadic foxing/spotting; fore-edge untrimmed, but considerably cleaner but still lightly aged/tanned, contents generally bright, tight and clean.There is also removed and missing 4 prelimary pages (assumed previous edns prefaces) after the title-page and before the subsequent preface to the revised edn.8vo,vi-xviii+1-340pp [paginated] includes rev edn and 1st edn prefaces, contents+illus+ diagrams lists/tables, 23 chapters, Rules of the Game appendix,and index.57 contemporary, b/w photograph plates, 7 b/w line diagrams - all present and called for throughout the text and the book plus [unpaginated] half-title recto of same, publisher's advert for other books from the Complete Series; tissue-guard b/w photogravure frntis (author portrait with facsimile signature beneath) and title-page. The tissue guard is tanned, which in turn has off-set foxed the frntis and the title-page.The appendix includes also rules for match play competitions, three-ball, best-ball + four-ball matches, special rules for stroke competitions, rules for bogey comps, recommendations for local rules, form and make of golf clubs, and finally the single + foursome match play handicap allowances.Decribed hard but fairly and honestly.Even with the missing ffe+4 pages, still an acceptable, desirable, uncommon edition. The best instructional golf book and an acknowledged masterpiece of the genre, and most succesful book of this genre (then 1905) on golf.Harry Vardon (1870-1937), English golfer who won the British Open 6 times, the American and German Open.Harry Vardon was Open champion 1896 -1898 -1899 -1903 and American champion in 1900.Credited with developing the overlapping grip.Here Vardon offers valuable advice on driving, putting, the use of each club, course maintenance, along with anecdotes, other golfers, etc. Tiger Woods continues setting the golf world afire through his incredible talent for the game.Few golfers would dare claim greater ability in hitting that dimpled little round ball, but one who easily can was Harry Vardon.In addition to Woods, Vardon's achievements are best compared to those of Bobby Jones and Jack Nicklaus when discussing the history of golf; but Vardon easily transcends even Jones and Nicklaus in his overall contributions to the game.Vardon possessed even more talents than those he showed with such verve on the course.He wrote classic books on golf (such as this one), popularized the overlapping grip known worldwide as the 'Vardon' grip; used by 70% of all golfers; and designed golf courses still in play today.Throughout his life he displayed a consistent passion and love of the game and has contributed immensely to it.The sun no longer always shines on the British Empire, but somewhere in the world every day, on a sun drenched field of lush green grass, golfers vigorously address golf balls using the Vardon grip. Please contact email@example.com, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja35099) £50.00
LONDON.HODDER & STOUGHTON,1995. Illustrated by illus by Patrick Benson.. UK,slim 8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. Slim 8vo. 0340654198. UK, slim 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated green+white line illustrated upper wrap by Patrick Benson; with colour portrait photograph of Norman Lumsden, [the Yellow Pages ad-man who turned the J.R.Hartley character into a national celebrity with advertiser/sponsor's Yellow Pages logo superimposed to one corner], with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - minisculely bumped with reciprocal creasing to head of spine/backstrip and top edges.Top edge lightly dust-soiled and minimally partially grubbed; fore-edges brighter and cleaner, contents bright, tight and near pristine - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? Unblemished, publisher's original, dark green cloth bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip with immaculate, plain white eps. 8vo, 9-127pp [paginated] includes half-title+title pages, b/w line illus frntis - design repeated from upper wrap dw/dj - 9 chapters, b/w line illus chapter head-pieces and 6 full-page b/w line illus all by Patrick Benson, throughout the text and the book. J.R.Hartley's FLY FISHING, a spectacular bestseller, was a book described by one reviewer as 'one of the funniest one could ever read'.Now the author casts an eye, if not a fly, over another enthusiasm, golf.It seems he has accumulated enough skill to take his turn on several major courses throughout the British Isles, braving the curiosities of club life and applying the gleanings of experience to a cunningly competitive spirit - particularly against one old adversary.The narrative is as idiosyncratic as ever, but in it most golfers may recognise something of themselves.In the context of the most famous contest never to have taken place, J. R. as a golfer is perhaps more tortoise than hare.But we all know which wins. Now he divulges a retirement addiction to golf, an eagerness to play on courses equivalent to the sporting rivers that had been his angling habitat.There's life in the old underdog yet. J.R.Hartley is back in full swing and happily Patrick Benson, his accomplished illustrator, is there to provide the follow through. J.R.Hartley became a celebrity during the televised hunt for his elusive book on fly fishing.When the work was finally run to ground, it emerged as a number one seller.In it the author made it known that he was a doctor's son, he taught at a boy's preparatory school in Dorse, where he had a combative relationship with the bursar, was married with one daughter, and was a lifelong habitue of chalk stream and salmon river, the self-effacing hero of the fishing lodge, the underdog that usually got the last bite.See also, the two previous sequential, alpha-numerical book ID's [i.e. rja2659/7 + rja2660/7] for author's other titles/edns. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja26617) £19.95
KIRI - A Biography of Kiri Te Kanawa.[Author+subject SIGNED copy.]**
LONDON.COLLINS,1982.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. NFINE./NFINE.. 8vo. 0002163659. Artist+Author SIGNED copy. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, subject+author SIGNED, 1st edn.NFINE/NFINE.No owner inscrptn, but price- clipped dw/dj.Signed+dedicated by Kiri, in gold ink, to half-title page: "To Will (?) from Kiri" and also signed+dedicated by author to title-page: "Best wishes D Fingleton".SIGNED by both the author + subject.Bright, glossy laminated, subject colour photographic portrait upper wrap, with b/w subject photographic rear wrap.Negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no major nicks or tears present.Top edge lightly dust-soiled/spotted;fore-edge less and therefore cleaner, contents bright, tight and clean also.Clean, apart from one small grease spot/stain to rear bds bottom edge, brown paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, plain white eps. 8vo, 11-192pp (paginated), includes artist/subject SIGNED half-title page, author SIGNED title-page, contents+illus lists, foreword by Colin Davis, preface, 12 chapters, 32pp b/w contemporary photographs,16pp apiece, between pp64/5 and pp128/29 respectively, acknowledgements and an index. The story of Kiri Te Kanawa's rise to fame from a Maori background in New Zealand to the world of international opera - now acclaimed as one of the great operatic stars, she is also known to millions for her singing at the royal wedding in 1981.Kiri Te Kanawa is the great operatic discovery of our time.In 1971 when, as an unknown singer from New Zealand, she sang the role of the Countess in The Marriage of Figaro at Covent Garden, it was clear that a star of immense talent had been revealed. This biography traces her life from early days as a Maori girl from New Zealand's North Island, the struggles and difficulties of her operatic training when she came to Britain having abandoned a flourishing Antipodean career as a popular singer and recording artist.Then came her eventual overnight success, first at Covent Garden, then at New York's Metropolitan Opera in Othello, and her subsequent successes in the world's great opera houses.It also looks at her widely admired performance in Joseph Losey's controversial film of Mozart's Don Giovanni.The people who were instrumental in helping her are well known names - Joan Sutherland, Richard Boynge, George Solti, Peter Hall, John Tooley.The honour paid to her in being invited to sing at the marriage of Prince Charles and the Lady Diana Spencer in St Paul's Cathedral brought her to the notice and admiration of countless television viewers throughout the world. Kiri Te Kanawa is not only beautiful in voice and appearance; she has an irresistable vivacity and sense of humour offstage.She is married, the devoted mother of two young children and is a keen enthusiast on the golf course.This book follows the musical development of her voice but also tells the human story behind the career of an exceptional singer who has won the hearts of millions.In the Queen's Birthday Honours List in 1982, Kiri Te Kanawa was created a Dame of the British Empire. Please contact email@example.com, because of the value of this item, for correct, insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja22516) £55.00
Caddie in the Golden Age : My Years with Walter Hagen and Henry Cotton
London: Partridge Press, 1993. 1st Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo 1852251948 A crisp book & dust wrapper both in almost as new condition. (Book ref. 041186) £6.00
Greatest of Them All : The Legend of Bobby Jones
Connecticut: The American Golfer Inc., 1996. 1st. Cloth Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Folio 1888531002 Classic photography of the incomparable Bobby Jones; foreword by Alistair Cooke; essays by Dave Anderson, Ben Crenshaw, Peter Dobereiner, Nick Seitz, and Larry Dorman; Original reporting by Bernard Darwin, Keeler & Grantland Rice. A clean unmarked book of 200 pages tightly bound in blue covers 14 1/4" tall. The intact dust wrapper has internal repairs to close a short tear on the top edge. (Book ref. 041157) £20.00
100 YEARS OF GOLF The Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club
Taunton and Pickeridge Golf Club, 1992. 1st edn. Oblong 8vo. Original gilt lettered blue cloth, dustwrapper (Fine/Fine). Pp. 82 (no inscriptions), illus with b&w photos. (Book ref. 56589) £10.00
Stoke park: the first 1000 years
Cambridge: Icon Books Ltd., 2008. 1840469463 First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. Very clean, tightly bound landscape format book with no inscriptions, in a bright unclipped dustjacket. Appears little used. 304 pages, many colour photos in the text, bibliography, index. Heavy book, over 2kg unpacked (Book ref. 36975) £22.50
The Kingdom of Shivas.[Author SIGNED copy.]
NY.BROADWAY BOOKS,1997.. US,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0767900189. Author Signed,and dedicated. US,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, but black ink, author signed,and dedicated: ' For (undecipherable name) with best wishes Michael Murphy' to title-page, and no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic illustrated dw/dj, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Top two corners minimally bumped, head of spine/backstrip also minimally bumped with reciprocal creasing. Bright, clean, publisher's pale yellow/cream paper-covered bds with brown cloth blind spine, with bright, crisp, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip, and immaculate brown+white golf course map illustrated endpapers.Upper bd has author and publisher's initials stamped to it.Top+fore-edges generally bright and clean, contetns bright, tight and near pristine.Fore-edges trimmed and untrimmed. 8vo, 3-314pp [paginated] includes author intro, Pts 1-3 comprising 12, 5, 1 chapters respectively, a few b/w line illus by Martie Holmer, an afterword, appendices (4), biblio, plus [unpaginated] half-title page, publisher advert, b/w map frntis, SIGNED+dedicated title-page, dedication, poem, plus to rear, acknowledgements, info on The Shivas Irons Society, publsher's book advert (re Golf in the Kingdom) and 4pp blanks. (Book ref. rja4034/11) £20.00
Gleneagles Hotel and her Associates
London Midland Scottish Railway, not dated probably 1930s, 12pp, monochrome photgraphs, illustrated card covers. Fine condition. A booklet advertising the hotels owned by the London Midland Scottish Railway. A page or two is given over to each of Gleneagles, Turnberry, the Caledonian in Edinburgh, the Central Hotel in Glasgow, the Adelphi in Liverpool and the Welcombe Hotel in Warwickshire, whilst the Midland Hotel in Morecambe, the Dornoch Hotel in Sutherland, the Highland Hotel in Strathpeffer anf the Lochalsh Hotel in Kyle all feature on the last page. On the inside of the back cover are the tariffs. A fantastic item in superb condition. (Book ref. 1139) £60.00
A SPORTING PILGRIMAGE Riding to Hounds, Golf, Rowing, Football, Club and University Athletics. Studies in English Sport, Past and Present.
Osgood, McIlvaine & Co. 1895. 1st Ed. Large 8vo. xii + 397pp. Frontis., double page map, profusely ills. Some light marginal browning, original gilt lettered two tone cloth with gilt ills. to upper board, very sl. soiling, spine sl. bumped. Caspar Whitney (1864-1929) was an American author, editor, explorer and war correspondent. US$199 (Book ref. 197513) £125.00
More Golf Lessons with Mr. X (1st edition 1972 Pelham hardback)
pelham, 1972 First Edition. Book Condition: Very Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. VG/VG- 1st edition 1972 Pelham hardback, unclipped dJ with shop price also written on corner of flap. A little darkening and rubbing along spine of DJ, all else VG and unmarked, a golf classic, illustrated. Sent Airmail at no extra cost; Worldwide Shipping IMMEDIATE 1ST CLASS/AIRMAIL DISPATCH Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sports & Pastimes; ISBN: 0720703956. ISBN/EAN: 9780720703955. Inventory No: 027105. (Book ref. 027105) £15.00
Auchterarder Golf Club Centenary. 1892 - 1992.
Auchterarder: Auchterarder Golf Club, 1992. 1st. Edn. Unpaginated. (56pp.). Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome. Several signatures to front free endpapers, including that of Vice-Captain Alex Murray. A fine hardback copy in a near fine unclipped colour pictorial wrapper. (Book ref. 6420) £15.00
This Game of Golf
London: Country Life Limited, 1948. 1st. Cloth Cover. Good/No Dustwrapper. 4to An owner's name on the inside of the front cover, & some light foxing to the closed page edges otherwise a clean unmarked book of 248 pages illustrated with b&w photographs. Tightly bound in green covers 10" tall with white titles on the front & spine. The cover is wearing at the extremities & faded to brown along the spine, about 1/3rd of the back section & the edges of the front. (Book ref. 041139) £11.00
London: Country Life Limited, 1954. 3rd Impression. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo 144 pages of annotated photographs demonstrating the use of the various clubs. Bound in green covers 8 1/2" tall with clear gilt titles on the spine. The book has a little light foxing on the prelims otherwise is clean & unmarked. The dust wrapper has internal repairs to the wear mainly along the top edge. (Book ref. 041123) £9.00
PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Property The Burton Bradstock Estate 1,682 Acres The Greater Part of this Attractive Village, 5 Farms, 3 Caravan Camps, 3 Private Beaches, The West Dorset Golf Course, The Anchor Hotel, 50 Cottages... Old Flax Mill... Haddon House... which Senior & Godwin will sell by Auction in 145 Lots....
1958. 91pp., folio, card wraps, Plan 2 of the 3 plans missing, inner hinge cracked, front wrap stained. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include DORSET [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-762) £55.00
PARTICULARS of the Magnificently Appointed Residential Estate of Beenham Court, Headley, near Newbury... situated in a Grandly Timbered Park... Five Cottages... Two Farms... Lovely Gardens... 9-Hole Golf Course in Park... in all about 341 Acres... for Sale by Auction... May 16th, 1934.
1934. 22pp., size 10" x 12" stiff wraps with photograph tipped onto front wrap, folding plan at rear. Finely printed in brown with decorative borders to each page. 6 tipped-in photographs, two to a page. Wraps darkened at edges, two corners of wraps creased. --- Please e-mail for one of my FREE CATALOGUES which include BERKSHIRE [ Manuscripts, Maps, Ephemera, Views, etc., etc. ] --- (Book ref. UK48-18) £35.00