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We are pleased to announce the publication of our 10th book strongly related to golf on the Old Course at St Andrews. The title is The Book of St Andrews Links, authored by Andrew Bennett, and it was first published in 1898.


Our publication has been carefully reset in a typeface font popular at the time of the original publication and we have retained all the peripheral material and images accompanying the first Bennett publication. The renowned and award-winning golf historian Peter Lewis, our colleague and friend, has penned rich commentary on both Andrew Bennett himself as well as each of Bennett’s three editions of his book. Peter’s diligent and thorough research has also uncovered eight additional Bennett golf poems from third-party sources to complement the four poems within The Book of St Andrews Links itself.


Here is the first paragraph Mr. Lewis’s commentary:


“If you were planning your first ever visit to St Andrews in the summer of 1898 to play golf, there was an indispensable book to take with you or buy as soon as you arrived. This was a slim, inexpensive volume called The Book of St Andrews Links. It had been published only that May, just in time for your visit. It would tell you everything you needed to know about playing golf over the courses in St Andrews. As the first complete guide to the St Andrews golfing experience, it was a unique and special book. It remains as valuable to historians today as it was to golfers in 1898.”


Above are images to the Foreword to this Grant Books Ltd edition.


Our press run is limited to 275 copies, each printed on acid-free paper, bound in cloth at 212 pages, with an inlaid image of the 1898 cover on the 2024 cover, and housed in a durable slipcase.


Price is £43, plus insured and tracked shipping, handling, and postage.


Shipping weight is 1.3 kilograms.

The Book of St Andrews Links

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