Category: Golf - Antique
GOLF BOOKS, THE OLDEST CLUBS 1650 - 1850, BY ROBERT G GOWLAND.
A great hardback golf book called 'The Oldest Clubs 1650 - 1850' by Robert G Gowland. The book is with a maroon cloth cover and dust jacket. This is an excellent book limited to 500 copies signed by the author. Based on Roberts exhaustive researches over the last twenty five years, this book offers a clear history of the development of these early woods and irons in a reference for both collectors, historians and curators, featuring over 600 colour illustrations.
CHAPTERS included in the book are:
•General Characteristics of early woods and irons.
•Timbers used in early heads and shafts and evidence of mid 18th century hickory imports.
•Early club and ball makers and evidence of prices paid in early times.
•Details and dimensions of the four peg and round toe groups of woods.
•Details of Nielson and Cossar woods..
•Early McEwan woods including details of the first stamp changes from c.1780-c.1830.
•Philp clubs with details of the provenanced group, and a chart of the various sizes of Philp and 'Philp' struck marks..
•Irons, construction and groupings.
•Club making and tools used in early times.
•Dating including scientific dating, comparison with dated paintings and hallmarked silver.
•Makers' marks including when and why first introduced.
•Balls including unpublished research on feather ball construction.
•Condition factors and Fakes.
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