F.G. Tait: A Record by J.L. Low, First Edition, 1900

Low, John L. F. G. Tait: A Record, Being his Life, Letters, and Golfing Diary. London: J. Nisbet and Co., Ltd., 1990. First edition. Illustrated throughout. Presented in original gilt and red cloth boards with new Moroccan spines with raised bands and gilt titles. 

Presented is a first edition printing of F. G. Tait: A Record, Being his Life, Letters, and Golfing Diary, by John L. Low. The is the first golf biography of champion golfer Frederick Guthrie Tait, considered a national hero in Scotland.  The book features an introduction by Andrew Lang and is illustrated with plates from photographs, including a frontispiece photogravure portrait of Tait with his facsimile autograph. 

F. G. Tait (1870-1900) was a golfer celebrated for his unparalleled power and aptitude for long hitting. He won the Amateur Championship twice, in 1896 and again in 1898, by convincing margins. Over his short golf career, Tait recorded at least 28 tournament victories. He tied for third place in the Open Championship in both 1896 and 1897. Tait was killed in action during the second Boer War in 1900. 


Good condition. Illustrated throughout, with tissue-guards. Presented in original gilt-decorated and lettered red cloth boards, rebacked and recornered with brown Morocco, ruled in gilt, with raised bands and gilt titles to spine. New endpapers. Pages are clean inside, with only slight toning due to age. 

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