FACSIMILE EDITION OF THE FIRST AMERICAN BOOK ON GOLF: JAMES LEE’S GOLF IN AMERICA
LEE, James P. Golf in America: A Practical Manual. Far Hills, New Jersey: United States Golf Association, 1986. Tall 12mo, original pictorial yellow cloth, original slipcase.
Limited facsimile edition, number 1,288 of 1,500 copies, of the first golf book to be published in the United States.
Lee’s instructional manual was printed just as the Scottish sport was catching on in this country. The year 1895 saw the first official United States golf championships; the U.S. Golf Association was formed the year before. With chapters on the origins of golf, its history in the United States, and the rules of the game, illustrated with photographic plates. This fine facsimile of the 1895 edition is the sixth in a series of publications sponsored by the USGA. See Donovan & Murdoch 3350.