London: Collins, 1948. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good/Very good. With Illustrations by Elinor Darwin. London: Collins, 1948. First edition. The grandson of British naturalist Charles Darwin, Bernard Darwin (1876-1961) was an accomplished amateur golfer who covered the sport for The Times from 1907 to 1953 and for Country Life from 1907 to 1961, becoming the first writer ever to cover golf on a daily basis, rather than as an occasional feature. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005. In the twenty-nine essays in this collection, Darwin elaborates on such varied topics as his boyhood attachment to tin soldiers, his "fundamentalist's" faith in Sherlockiana, his affection for small railroad junctions situated thrillingly close to some favorite golf links, the "restful excitement" of watching a cricket match, and the pleasures of a day spent in bed. Signed by Darwin on the title page. Octavo. Original gray cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is touch sun faded. Some light edgewear to the dust jacket, with a bit of mild foxing to the rear panel and flap; otherwise very good.
(Inventory #: 65225)
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