British Gold by Bernard Darwin 1946 Jarrold and Sons Ltd Norwich

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The moment you open "British Gold" by Bernard Darwin, you're not merely reading—you're stepping onto the lush greens of Britain's most iconic golf courses. Published in 1946 by Jarrold and Sons Ltd., Norwich, this hardcover volume is a vivid chronicle of British golf history, enriched with 8 color plates and 27 black-and-white illustrations.

Key Features:

The hardcover binding feels like the leather of a vintage golf bag, exuding quality and durability. It's a tactile promise of countless rounds of intellectual exploration.

As you flip through the pages, you can almost hear the distant applause from the gallery, feel the misty British air, and see the rolling fairways. The book covers the history, the courses, and the legends of British golf, all captured in vivid color plates and intricate black-and-white illustrations.

Bernard Darwin was not just a writer; he was a golf historian. In the aftermath of World War II, he captured the essence and resilience of British golf, a sport that had stood the test of time and conflict.

This book is a gathering of voices and visuals, from historical accounts to artistic representations. It's a collective tribute to the British golf community.

Whether you're a golf aficionado, a history buff, or a collector of vintage sports literature, this book is a treasure trove of information and imagery. It's the perfect companion for a rainy afternoon or a scholarly deep dive.

The color plates, the black-and-white illustrations, and even the texture of the pages transport you back to 1946. Each element is a sensory journey, a tactile connection to a bygone era.


  • Title: British Gold
  • Publication Date: 1946
  • Publisher: Jarrold and Sons Ltd., Norwich
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 47
  • Dimensions: 9x7x1
  • Language: English
  • Condition: minor scuffing on cover, book plate from previous owner on inside book board as shown in the photos

A Final Word:

This book is more than a historical account; it's an immersive experience into the world of British golf. From the tactile hardcover to the rich illustrations, every aspect of this book is a curated journey through time and sport.

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