British Golf

Bernard DARWIN

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"THE GREATEST OF ALL GOLF WRITERS": BERNARD DARWIN ON BRITISH GOLF

DARWIN, Bernard. British Golf. London: Collins, 1946. Octavo, original pictorial green paper boards, original dust jacket; pp. 48.

First edition of Darwin's illustrated survey of British golf, with eight color plates and numerous black-and-white in-text illustrations, in original dust jacket.

Bernard Darwin, grandson of scientist Charles Darwin, "is considered to be the greatest of all golf writers and one of the best of sports writers" (Sunday Times). He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005, was golf correspondent for the Sunday Times for nearly five decades and also served as captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews. "Thanks to Bernard, golf has acquired the sturdiest literature of any game. The best is Darwin's… because he showed the writers who came after him how golf should be written" (H.W. Wind). Donovan & Murdoch 13980.

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