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Golf book set to be £30k hit

A rare book on golf is expected to fetch more than £30,000 at auction in Edinburgh next week.

The Goff; An Heroi-Comical Poem, first published in 1743, was the first printed book devoted entirely to the game.

Written by Thomas Mathison, an Edinburgh legal writer, it satirises in verse a game of golf played on the capital's Leith Links.

Collector pitches in £25k for 18th century golf book

Source: Evening News, Wednesday, 12th August, 2009