THE LIFE OF TOM MORRIS

Price: 1,750.00 AUD

London: T. Werner Laurie, 1908. With glimpses of St. Andrews and its golfing celebrities. Pp. xvi+ 336(last advertisement, colophon), frontispiece, plus 24 plates, the title page printed in blue & black, index; pictorial cloth, quite flecked, edges worn, the upper joint starting, corners and spine extremities slightly frayed; uncut; later (but not recent) endpapers, hinges starting at a couple of points, a couple of tiny holes near bottom fore-corner pp. 33-38, a few small edge chips or splits, foxing throughout (heavy at times); Werner Laurie, London, n.d.[c. 1908]. First edition. Donovan & Murdoch 37520. *Scarce golf classic. Thomas Mitchell Morris (1821-1908), known as Old Tom Morris, was a pioneer of professional golf, the father of modern greenskeeping, and the player generally credited with making the game universally popular.


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