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News: May, 2020


Bob Grant has retired nearly fifty years after founding Grant Books, a well known publisher of limited edition golf books. Bob’s colleague and friend, D. M. Wilson, the new publisher at Grant Books Ltd, looks forward to continuing Bob’s high standards serving the company’s clientele from its offices in the United Kingdom. Legacy and Continuity In 1971, Grant Books commenced in Worcestershire, England a book business focused exclusively upon entries in the library of golf. Not long after the business began to thrive, Bob and Shirley Grant expanded into publishing limited edition golf books, where their success was immediate, whether as classics in facsimile, club centenary books, new material from the many facets of the golfing world, or important limited editions for The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews. From the first publication in 1978, The Golfing Idyll, by Violet Flint (pseudonym for Col. J.E. Thompson), whatever the golf subject has been, the Grant Books quality for editing, printing, illustrating, binding, and precision has been at a high standard. Bob always has sold his books at a fair price and they have often been described as “modern classics”. And now, the last of more than one hundred different limited editions has been recently published, Some Golf in 1888. What an extraordinary contribution Bob and Shirley have made to the golf book world. All of us, many of whom, initially clients and now friends, shall miss them. “Bravo!” for a job done well. Grant Books Ltd will be carried forward as a publisher of fine limited edition golf books, adhering to the character present at the founding of Grant Books, and enduring as a publisher with the continuing high standard of its typesetter Hughes & Company in Pershore, England and its printer and binder Henry Ling Ltd in Dorchester, England.

D M Wilson, III Publisher Grant Books Ltd May 2020


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