The History of Curling and Fifty Years of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club

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SIGNED and inscribed, "To The Right Honourable Arthur James Balfour, Esq. of Whittinghame, M.P. from the Author, Dec. 1895" in handwritten script by Rev. Kerr. Balfour who was instrumental in this book being published would go on to become Prime Minister of Great Britain. (Lord Balfour1902- 05). Interior is clean and solid excepting some foxing to the front and rear paste downs and the occasional bit of foxing thorough out. Very gently read. Boards are rubbed and worn to the extremities, with some soiling to show. The spine piece of red leather with gilt titling has been repaired and the four pieces re-attached, a 3.5 X 4 mm triangular piece is missing near the bottom. Some loss along the spine edges. The beautiful gilt image of two crossed curling brooms around a curling rock is intact. Gilt to the top edge. 16 full page plates with tissue guards and numerous illustrations. Rare SIGNED. Check our listings for a signed copy of Kerr's "Curling in Canada and the United States" dedicated to Lord Balfour when he sat as British PM.