Golfing - The “Oval” Series of Games - Horace Hutchinson, C. W. Alcock (Editor) 1893 - George Routledge & Sons, London - First Edition A rather scarce first edition of this early golfing title, in the original pictorial paper boards, without restoration or rebinding.

By the great Horace Hutchinson, an accomplished golfer who won the first two official British Amateur Championships in 1886 and 1887, and he was also a writer of considerable skill.

Illustrated with three black and white photographic plates.
  ‘Horace was so noteworthy a figure as a pioneer of golf that people are apt to forget his achievements as a player. Gifted with a style dashingly and flamboyant rather than orthodox, which he innocently preached in his books, possibly to the detriment of his disciples, he was the master of every kind of difficult shot. He could sometimes miss the easy ones, but there was scarcely any place so bad but that his ingenuity could find a way out, and he could consummate a heart-breaking recovery by a deadly putt. From early life, he was handicapped by bad health, but well and in the mood, he was one of the great golfers.’ - Bernard Darwin, British Golf, 1954.

Reference: Donovan and Murdoch,
The Game of Golf and The Printed Word 3080, Murdoch, The Library of Golf 390.

pp. [4] 120 [4 Publisher’s advertisements]. In publisher’s pictorial paper boards, advertisements to endpapers.
  Condition: Very good, spine toned with wear to ends, panels with light soiling and rubbing, wear to corners, internally near fine, pages toned.   Ref: 107707   Price: HK$ 3,000