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FBDPlease forward the details to me.See the NB thread for the Redan sketch from the book. I found it on Twitter some years ago. Tim Gallant may have a copy of the book.Ciao
Quote from: Sean_A on April 18, 2023, 07:03:52 AMFBDPlease forward the details to me.See the NB thread for the Redan sketch from the book. I found it on Twitter some years ago. Tim Gallant may have a copy of the book.CiaoI don't have a copy, but recently viewed the book at the Scottish National Library in their reading room. I don't think I'm allowed to post photos here, but there are diagrams of holes like the Redan, Perfection, Eden and Long to name a few. It's a unique book, and I'll need to go back some day to actually read some of the articles contained within the book. I was mainly interested in the Redan diagram to show what the hole looked like a hundred years ago. Will some of the scale of the bunkers be recaptured?? Time will tell
There is a free version of this book in the USGA Seagle archives:Click this link:https://digitalarchives.usga.org:8463/library/index.php/Click Browse Collections at the top right of the page, select “Books” then click Page 3 and you will find the digital version towards the bottom of the page. Abe Books finds these free digital versions of books online and then prints them into hard copies. If Abe books is selling them, you can probably find them for free online with a few searches.
I’ve been looking for this book for ages, but the only ones I ever see are a FORTUNE to buy. Then, on AbeBooks, I found a company in India who do digital reprints of rare books to order. They only quoted about £25 for a copy, so I thought, “why not”?The book took about six weeks to order, be produced and sent halfway around the world. So far, it seems to have been - mostly - worth the wait. Looks like a great read and, of course, the illustrations are great. On the downside, they’ve missed a few pages including the damn Redan drawing I really wanted to see. On the upside, it seems to be a really decent binding with even a bit of leather. It’s quite small, mind you. Just bigger than A5, I guess. Interesting process which I was a bit worried might be a scam at first but all went well!Happy to pass their details if anyone wants to try the rollercoaster!Happy Reading!F.
Grant Books in the UK did a reprint a number of years ago that sold out. That might be the reprint that Petr Yagi has in his catalogue. Grant Books now have a box set "A Pentalogy of Golf Architecture Classics..." with reprints of the following;Hazards - Aleck BauerSome Essays on Golf Course Architecture - Colt & AlisonGolf Architecture - MacKenzieThe Architectural Side of Golf - Wethered & SimpsonGolf Course Design - Cornish & Hurdzan[size=78%]The books are paperback but come in a slipcase. Quite a neat package and only £67 although with Grant Books it is usually quite hefty postage.[/size]Niall