“HERE WAS A MAN WHO KNEW WHAT HE WANTED TO SAY”: HORACE HUTCHINSON’S FIFTY YEARS OF GOLF, FIRST EDITION
HUTCHINSON, Horace G. Fifty Years of Golf. London: Country Life, (1919). Octavo, original green cloth. $850.
First edition of this illustrated survey of the growth of golf, with 36 plates.
Hutchinson, an accomplished golfer, won the first two Amateur Championships in 1886 & 1887. "Murdoch states that 'Reading any of his books is enjoyable for it is obvious that here was a man who knew what he wanted to say, was not afraid to say it and then said it with some wit, purpose and intelligence" (Murdoch 387). With chapters on the growth of golf in England and America, concluding with a chapter entitled "How Golf Has Gripped America." With publisher's catalogue bound in at rear. Without original dust jacket. Donovan & Murdoch 21980.
Light foxing to first few leaves and edges, text block split at page 32, binding sound; cloth clean and fresh. A lovely copy.