Golf: Scotland's Game

[GOLF]. HAMILTON, David. Golf: Scotland's Game.

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[GOLF]. HAMILTON, David. Golf: Scotland's Game. Partick Press. 1998.

4to. Original quarter tan morocco, spine lettered in gilt, tan cloth sides, gilt, endpapers specially made from grass cut from Leith Links, top edges gilt, matching cloth slipcase; pp. [viii] + 269; over 200 illustrations, many in colour, folding map and gazetteer of golfing Scotland in a pocket at the end of the volume, also with a leather bookmark hand-stamped using original cleekmakers' punches; a fine copy.
First edition, special collectors' edition, called the 'St Andrews Edition', limited to 350 numbered and signed copies. This new history traces the origins of golf from a Scottish Sunday churchyard sport to its emergence in the modern form. The book concludes that it was in Scotland alone that the modern game appeared, matured and set forth to conquer the world.