Publisher: London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1890.
Publication Date: 1890
Second edition. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes. Edited by His Grace The Duke of Beaufort, Assisted by Alfred E.T. Watson. With Numerous Illustrations by Thomas Hodge and Harry Furniss. With Contributions by Lord Wellwood, Sir Walter Simpson, Right Hon. A.J. Balfour M.P., Andrew Lang, H.S.C. Everard and Others. xiv, 463 pp. Frontispiece, & 21 other b/w illustrations. 69 woodcut illustrations in text. Contents: The History of Golf, General Remarks on the Game, Clubs and Balls, Elementary Instruction, On Style, On Nerve and Training, Hints on Match and Medal Play, Etiquette and Behaviour, On Giving Odds and Handicapping, Professionals and Caddies, Some Celebrated Links, Some Celebrated Golfers, The Humours of Golf, The Rules, Glossary of Technical Terms Employed in the Game of Golf. Hinges cracked. Two spots of red sealing wax on front eps. Half-title to pp xii almost loose in block. Text clean except for occasional finger-soiling. Previous owner's inscription on fep. Decorated brown cloth boards with gilt and black lettering on spine. Gilt illustration of golfer on spine. Illustration of sporting equipment on front board. Top, bottom and edges of spine rubbed. Corners of boards rubbed. Boards patchily faded, moreso rear board. Overall condition VG-. Bookseller Inventory # 5211
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