Introductions by Bernard Darwin
Being an Anthology of His Writings
As Introductions to Books
Mainly by Other Authors
This anthology is presented with a slip-case in a Limited Edition of 575 copies. Mr. Daniel Wexler, himself an author and editor of many books on golf, has graciously supplied the Foreword.
The 291-page book has faux leather hard boards with silver gilt lettering and ‘B.R.M.D.’ indented on the front cover. End-sheets display previously unpublished photographs of Bernard Darwin (about 15 years old) in golfing attire on the grounds of his father’s house, Wychfield.
Most of Bernard Darwin’s introductions in this anthology are to books on golf: club histories, playing the game, course design, course maintenance, rules of the game, golfing humour, great players, etc. However, non-golf related subjects dear to his heart present the diversified mastery of his writing talent. Such topics include, but are not limited to, Charles Dickens, Robert Louis Stevenson, Travelogues, the English Language, Railroads, Medicine, Food, Sherlock Holmes, and ‘The Times’ Fourth Leaders.