A History of Golf: The Royal and Ancient Game by Robert Browning

Browning, Robert. A History of Golf: The Royal and Ancient Game. New York: E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc., [1955]. Presented in original dust jacket and hardcover boards. Illustrated throughout. 

Presented is A History of Golf: The Royal and Ancient Game by Robert Browning, in its original hardcover boards and dust jacket. The book was published in New York by E. P. Dutton & Company, Inc. The book is illustrated with 8 pages of color and 32 black and white plates. 

When it appeared in 1955, this book was one of the first histories of golf to relate golfing developments to their historical context. Robert Browning was aided in his research by his position as editor of Golfing magazine from 1910 to 1966. Drawing on original sources, the book contains information about the evolution of golf courses, equipment, terms and rules. It chronicles significant participants in the game, including caddies, amateur players, professionals and course architects. Browning also touches on the history of women's golf and the growth of the sport around the world. Spanning 600 years, the chronological table which concludes the book provides a summary of the history.


Good condition. Original publisher’s hardcover boards are intact. Original yellow dust jacket with minor shelf wear, to include creasing and small tears. Illustrated throughout with 8 color and 32 black and white plates. Interior pages are clean and healthy.

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