Lyon & Turnbull will sell a rare copy of one of the earliest formal rules of golf, titled the ‘Rules of the Thistle Golf Club’ by James Cundell. Cundell’s work was one of only six books of printed rules published prior to 1830. The book is part of a lot that is valued at £30,000-50,000, the lot also includes a rare 1822 ‘Thistle Golf Club’ silver prize medal won by George Logan Esq. It was awarded for the tournament played over Leith Links held on the 7th December 1822. This medal will also be offered with the winner’s actual scorecard, inscribed ‘Mr Logan, Winter Prize Medal, 7th December 1822, recording the scores for each of the ten holes. The sale will take place on Wednesday the 15th July 2015 at an exclusive auction of golfing memorabilia at The Eden Club, Scotland’s most luxurious private club at Pittormie Castle, near St Andrews. Timed to coincide with the 144th Open

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