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About valuablebook

Valuable Book Group specializes in rare, collectible and valuable golf books. We are avid collectors ourselves obsessed not only with playing the game, but also its history and the literature of the game.

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses – Volume 5 – Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Most tall buildings in the West skip the thirteenth floor, as it is considered unlucky. In Asia, the number four is considered unlucky and thus elevators there often go directly from the third floor to the fifth. So what’s up

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses – Volume 5 – Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Most tall buildings in the West skip the thirteenth floor, as it is considered unlucky. In Asia, the number four is considered unlucky and thus elevators there often go directly from the third floor to the fifth. So what’s up

A Course Called Scotland

I somehow missed A Course Called Ireland, Tom Coyne’s first biography/travelogue a decade ago. Not so with his latest effort, A Course Called Scotland, published earlier this year. Coyne sets out to play all the links courses in Scotland in

A Course Called Scotland

I somehow missed A Course Called Ireland, Tom Coyne’s first biography/travelogue a decade ago. Not so with his latest effort, A Course Called Scotland, published earlier this year. Coyne sets out to play all the links courses in Scotland in

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Australia is a country blessed with, among many other charms, world-class golf courses. Most golf fans probably know about the historic courses in the Sandbelt region around Melbourne, including Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne. Golf magazines have given (justifiably) glowing

Royal Adelaide Golf Club

Australia is a country blessed with, among many other charms, world-class golf courses. Most golf fans probably know about the historic courses in the Sandbelt region around Melbourne, including Kingston Heath and Royal Melbourne. Golf magazines have given (justifiably) glowing

Clare Briggs on Golf

Prior to the popularity of radio, newspapers were the primary source to disseminate information with thousands of daily papers published. Even small cities often had multiple newspapers published with both morning and afternoon editions. Within this backdrop, the illustrator Clare Briggs

Clare Briggs on Golf

Prior to the popularity of radio, newspapers were the primary source to disseminate information with thousands of daily papers published. Even small cities often had multiple newspapers published with both morning and afternoon editions. Within this backdrop, the illustrator Clare Briggs

The North Berwick Golf Club

Who can forget their first round played at North Berwick? The stone wall to carry traversing the 3rd hole and the wall guarding the putting green on the 13th; the 16th green bisected by a gully, and of course the

The North Berwick Golf Club

Who can forget their first round played at North Berwick? The stone wall to carry traversing the 3rd hole and the wall guarding the putting green on the 13th; the 16th green bisected by a gully, and of course the

Golf: The Impossible Collection

What does golf have in common with Andy Warhol and Rene Magritte? Well, until now, nothing, but Assouline Publishing in New York changed that last year with the publication of a new golf book. Assouline is a niche publisher based

Golf: The Impossible Collection

What does golf have in common with Andy Warhol and Rene Magritte? Well, until now, nothing, but Assouline Publishing in New York changed that last year with the publication of a new golf book. Assouline is a niche publisher based

Frank Stableford : A Life in Golf, Medicine and War

Dubbed “The Patron Saint of hackers everywhere,” a new book detailing the life of Frank Stableford was published last year by Ryan Publishing in Victoria, Australia. The 236-page book follows the 88-year life span of this accomplished surgeon and avid

Frank Stableford : A Life in Golf, Medicine and War

Dubbed “The Patron Saint of hackers everywhere,” a new book detailing the life of Frank Stableford was published last year by Ryan Publishing in Victoria, Australia. The 236-page book follows the 88-year life span of this accomplished surgeon and avid