Brand new still in shrink wrap
Millard, Chris & Anthony Edgeworth. 392 pages, the first history produced in the 100+ year history of this legendary club that was one of the founding members of the U.S.G.A. In new condition with original box. Surpasses previous high quality club histories done by Pine Valley, Seminole and the Country Club to qualify as the finest golf club history ever produced. Profusely illustrated with color images. Tells the fabulous story of history of the National including details on Charles Blair Macdonald and other founders and the Walker Cups held at National. The book itself, like the course, has no weak spots.
The book delights from beginning to end. The front and rear end papers are images of the mural painted by Albert Sterner that line the walls of the entry foyer in the clubhouse. The iconic windmill is well represented throughout in pictures artfully framed from various vantage points around the course and from the clubhouse. In addition to a detailed color spread of each of the holes on the course the book also publishes never seen before early panoramic images from the National's archives, including those taken by the 1896 U.S. Open champion James Foulis. Early images of the course show a treeless and stark landscape.
What a book.