St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland: "Citizen Office" Third impression, 1971. Hardcover. 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 inches; 215 by 143 mm. 173 pages. Hardcover, in very good condition, bound in blue cloth with gold lettering on the spine, in a very good white jacket with a few short creases and tears along its top edge, along with mild overall rubbing. Previous owner's name in blue ink on a blank preliminary page, and a few pencil notations on that page and in the text, primarily noting references in the book to the owner's relatives, whose family name was Strath. Jacket enclosed in a clear, archival-quality, removable protective cover. Item #522
First published in 1967. A special copy of a knowledgeable history of golf and golfers in St. Andrews, illustrated with twenty plates, including six in color. In this copy, one plate, of the clubmaker and golf historian Laurie Auchterlonie holding a rare antique club, is signed by him along the club's shaft. Auchterlonie, son of 1893 British Open champion Willie Auchterlonie and nephew of the other Laurie Auchterlonie, the 1902 U. S. Open champion, was honorary professional at the Royal and Ancient Golf Club from 1963 until his death in 1987 and also was curator of the R&A Museum and the World Golf Hall of Fame in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Along with those duties Aucherlonie continued to make clubs for a variety of customers, from everyday players with good taste to notables including Dwight Eisenhower and Arnold Palmer. An uncommon autograph, from a member of one of golf's legendary families.