Lot # 494: The Riviera Golf Courses by Bernard Darwin (The "Lost Darwin")

Category: Books

Starting Bid: $100.00

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Item was in Auction "2019 Winter Auction",
which ran from 11/26/2019 4:00 PM to
12/14/2019 7:00 PM

For Bernard Darwin fans, the release of this book was a momentous occasion. Back in 1913, The Times of London planned to publish six small books on a diverse range of topics in what was called The Times Series. Five books including Bernard Darwin's A Dickens Pilgrimage were published. The sixth book, advertised as The Riviera Golf Courses, was to contain a series of Darwin's articles from The Times written during a 1913 trip with his wife Elinor to the French Riviera. However, most likely due to the outbreak of World War I, this final book of the series was never published.
In 2015, this "long lost" Darwin book was finally published for the first time. Only 200 copies were produced - brilliantly done in a similar style to A Dickens Pilgrimage. This is one of those rare copies of The Riviera Golf Courses by Bernard Darwin. The book is # 113 of 200. It is autographed by the editor Neil Crafter and the publisher Dick Verinder.