Wednesday 22 November 2017

Book worth its weight in gold

RECESSION? What recession?

If you can afford a coffee table book called 'Golf Links of Scotland' you've no problems with the 'R' word.

This is a mighty tome, indeed, and just a bit special.

Iain Macfarlane, a renowned Scottish photographer, chose just 176 of his best photos from 4,000 pictures he took over four years to illustrate his book.

Lavishly illustrated certainly fits the bill here, but it's also lavishly priced at a mere...wait for it ...€3,500!

Only 145 copies have been printed, and the book weighs 6.5 kg. It focuses on the Old Course at St Andrews, but 18 other Scottish golf courses are featured, with commentary by journalist George Peper.

The leather binding includes a 23-carat gold inlay. Maybe that makes it an investment -- given the price of gold these days.

Irish Independent

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