The Rules of Golf Illustrated - Charles ‘Chas’ Crombie (illustrator) 1905 - Perrier, London - First Edition A superb large (27 x 37 cm) folio.

The first edition of Crombie’s well known and oft reprinted humorous interpretations of twenty four rules of golf, each accompanied by a quote from Shakespeare, Lang, Chaucer, etc. The twenty four full colour chromolithograph plates are bound in the publisher’s original green cloth boards lettered in red and black.

Produced for ‘Perrier’ ‘The Champagne of Table Waters’, with bottle labels to the verso of each illustration.
  Charles ‘Chas’ Exeter Devereux Crombie (1880-1967), son of Scottish architect James Crombie. Charles worked as an artist and sculptor, and by 1911 he was living with his wife in Hogarth House, Lambeth (part of which, in 1915, was sold to Leonard and Virginia Woolf, who named their publishing and printing business ‘Hogarth Press’).

Crombie became a popular and successful illustrator and sporting cartoonist, most well known for this three books of cartoons produced for the French company of Perrier on Driving ‘
Motoritis’, ‘The Rules of Golf’, and ‘Laws of Cricket’.

This, the first edition, was published by Perrier, another edition, published shortly afterwards by
Golf Illustrated, used the same size illustrations on slightly larger paper stock.

References: Donovan & Murdoch,
The Game of Golf and The Printed Word 13510. Murdoch, The Library of Golf 163.
  Condition: Near fine, minor wear to corners.   Ref: 107587   Price: HK$ 18,000