DROPMORE PRESS. [FARNIE, Henry Brougham]. The Golfer's Manual. Being an Historical and Descriptive Account of the National Game of Scotland, by 'A Keen Hand' and originally published in 1857 and now reprinted with an Introduction by Bernard Darwin. The Dropmore Press. 1947.
8vo. Original full green buckram, spine lettered in gilt, upper board with gilt tools of golf clubs and golf balls, top edge gilt others uncut, dust-jacket; pp. [vi] + xii + 84; wood-engraved frontispiece and numerous wood engraved head-pieces by John O'Connor; spine of wrapper sunned, otherwise a very nice copy in original slipcase.
Limited to 750 numbered copies, this one of 50 copies specially bound thus. "The bards indeed had been before him ... but H.B. Farnie ... was the first to set forth the joys and agonies of the game and his technical views on how to play it, in sober prose." (Bernard Darwin).