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Golf In America, A Practical Manual

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Sales price: $1,500.00

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Golf In America: A Practical Manual
James P. Lee
1895, Dodd, Mead and Co.

Very Good Condition!

Link to an Article of Interest

A difficult book to find, and prized by collectors, late-19th-century titles have small print runs making them scarce. In 1895, a year after five golf clubs joined as the formation of the U.S. Golf Association, James Lee penned Golf in America: A Practical Manual, which he hoped would teach players the fundamentals of the game and broaden its appeal.  It provides a great historical snapshot of the game in the late 19th century, and the "practical nature" appealed to new players still learning the basics, and the title was quickly printed in a cheaper edition. Many consider this one of the first golf titles published in the U.S.

Looking back, it's clear that 1895 was a bellwether year for the game. In addition to the publication of "Golf in America," Charles Blair Macdonald won the first U.S. Amateur championship that year. Mr. Macdonald later established himself as one of the country's leading golf course designers and is sometimes referred to as the father of American golf architecture.

This is an Original 1st Edition, is indeed a RARE Find! We did a extensive web search, and could find no original copies for sale, or that have recently sold. This book was reprinted in limited edition in 1986, and the reprints bring several hundred dollars  (link to a facsimile selling for $650). This book is in excellent condition. Pages are nice bright, and books looks like it was never read much or abused.  Don't miss this one as you may never find another.

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