Golf Between Two Wars - Bernard Darwin 1944 - Chatto & Windus, London - First Edition A finely bound first edition of Darwin’s recollections of the great golf and golfers, champions and championships, covering two of the most interesting decades in the history of the game. The 1920s and ‘30s were a time when, Darwin realised upon reflection, 'almost everything happened'. Illustrated with nineteen black and white photographs.

‘One of Mr. D’s most famous books’ – Joseph S. F. Murdoch,
The Library of Golf.

Golf’s finest scribe, Bernard Darwin, whose grandfather was Charles Darwin, never trained as a journalist. He studied law at Cambridge, but was unhappy as a Barrister. "Once Darwin dipped his toe into golf writing, the reports he produced regularly for The Times of London over a 45 year period and his ruminative essays for the weekly Country Life possessed a quality that no one else has ever approached." –
Herbert Warren Wind.
  ‘Most critics assert this is Darwin’s best book. Only first-hand recollections energise a book, making it “likely to have less monotony” than a dry, chronological history. Darwin moves from this subject to that in his will-o-the-wisp way, ignoring temporal sequencing as it suits. The result is a book that is factual, peculiarly cohesive and eminently readable.’

Reference: Donovan & Murdoch,
The Game of Golf and The Printed Word 14020. Murdoch, The Library of Golf 180.
(20.5 cm) pp. [2] viii 228 [2].
  Elegantly bound by Bayntun-Rivière in full green morocco, spine lettered in gilt with golf club centre tool to top and bottom panel, gilt block of golf flag on upper cover, all edges gilt, hand-marbled endpapers.   Condition: A fine copy.   Ref: 101572   Price: HK$ 7,800