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Practical Golf. by  Walter J Travis - First Edition - 1901 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 47855)

Practical Golf.

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Practical Golf.

by Travis, Walter J

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New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1901. First edition of Travis' classic first book. Octavo, original cloth, gilt topstain, frontispiece with tissue guard, illustrated from photographs. In near fine condition with light rubbing, inscription to the front free endpaper, bookplate. Uncommon in this condition. Walter Travis' Practical Golf received rave reviews from The New York Times, "for its depth, thoroughness, and clarity as a reference book. Practical Golf dealt with a variety of topics, including golfing techniques, golf equipment, construction of golf courses, the design and placement of hazards, rules of golf, and conduct of golf competitions." His chapter on "Handicapping" was first published in the July 1901 issue of Golf, and described as "the authoritative treatise on handicapping" of its era.


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Raptis Rare Books US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
Practical Golf.
Travis, Walter J
Book condition
second hand
Harper & Brothers Publishers
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
Practical Golf, Walter Travis First Edition
Bookseller catalogs
Sports and Leisure;

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About Raptis Rare Books

Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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