Macdonald, Charles Blair, Scotland's Gift Golf: Reminiscences. 1928: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York & London. First edition. Bound in maroon Moroccan leather.
This is a first edition copy of Charles Blair Macdonald's book Scotland's Gift Golf: Reminiscences. The book is offered here in its first edition printed in 1928.
Macdonald is considered the Father of American Golf Course Architecture. He was a key figure in the founding of the USGA, a keen defender of the game's amateur status, and the central figure in the evolution of golf course design in the United States - from an idiosyncratic expedition in the field to a science with its own aesthetic. This book details the beginnings of golf in the United States in the late 19th century. The book also details the characteristics of ideal golf course architecture, with information on design aspects that make up some of the best courses in the world including the National Golf Links of America, Mid-Ocean Club, Lido, and Yale Golf Club. This book also gives insights into the development of the rules of golf and the evolution of the modern golf ball and golf club.
Good condition. Bound in full Moroccan maroon leather with gild tooling along the boards and spine. Raised bands and marbled endpapers. No severe damage besides light toning and bumping.
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