Auction Date: 5/11/2015 at 10:30 am
Scarce and fine 1899 “The Rules of Golf, as adopted by The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews 1899” - hand pocket edition in the original near fine red and gilt cloth boards - almost certainly for the use of R&A members. Published by R & R Clark, Edinburgh. Copyright by Charles Stuart Grace (Hon. Sec. of the Club) and inscribed, dated and signed to the front by R A Burnett 9/11/1982 R&A Archivist (VG) plus another “Rules of Golf” c1920 complete with the original decorative paper wrappers, pocket folds and staple bleeding otherwise internally clean. Note: See previous lot this was the first standard code, to be adopted by all clubs, issued after the formation of the Rules of Golf Committee in 1897, again making this a milestone publication.