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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):MacDonald, James
Author Affiliation:Grass Specialist
Monograph Title:Lawns, Links, and Sportsfields, 19xx.
# of Pages:101
Publishing Information:London, England: Country Life, Ltd.; New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons
Collation:ix, 28, [2], 29-38, [2], 39-46, [2], 47-50, [2], 51-56, [2], 57-68, [2], 69-70, [2], 71-77, [1] pp.
Related Web URL:http://catalog.hathitrust.org/api/volumes/oclc/5983177.html
    Last checked: 04/04/2013
    Notes: USA access only
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Sports turf; Establishment; Lawn turf; Golf courses; Tennis courts; Croquet courts; Cricket tables; Soccer fields; Bowling greens; Polo grounds; Field hockey pitches
Abstract/Contents:Includes: Drainage; Cultivation; Levelling; Seeding a Lawn; The Selection of Seeds; Turfing Lawns; Mowing and Rolling; Golf Courses (General); Golf Courses (Putting Greens); Golf Courses (Teeing Grounds); Tennis Courts and Croquet Lawns; Cricket Grounds; Football Grounds and Hockey Fields; Bowling Greens; Polo Grounds; Lawn Pests and Troubles; and Manures and Manuring.
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Note:Includes foreword by R. V. Giffard Woolley; pp.v-vi
Includes index; pp. 77-[1]
Pictures, b/w
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A very rare book that is a must for collectors of historical turfgrasses books. An interesting early book oriented to English systems of turfgrass establishment and culture on lawns, golf courses, tennis courts, croquet courts, cricket grounds, football fields, hockey fields, bowling greens, and polo grounds. There is a foreword by R.V. Giffard Woolley. The chapter subject titles include the following:

I. Drainage
II. Cultivation
III. Leveling
IV. Seeding a Lawn
V. The Selection of Seeds
VI. Turfing Lawns
VIII. Mowing and Rolling
VIII. Golf Courses (General)
IX. Golf Courses (Putting Greens)
X. Golf Courses (Teeing Grounds)
XI. Tennis Courts and Croquet Lawns
XII. Cricket Grounds
XIII. Football Grounds and Hockey Fields
XIV. Bowling Greens
XV. Polo Grounds
XVI. Lawn Pests and Troubles
XVII. Manures and Manuring

Regarding mowing turfgrasses in 1923 by the manual scythe versus the mechanical reel mower, MacDonald stated the following:

With the advent of the lawn mower, a great change occurred in the treatment and condition of lawns. The scythe was an implement which required a very considerable amount of skill and concentration of energy to keep the turf to the required smoothness. With the lawn mower the work is of a more mechanical nature, and the lawns have suffered accordingly. About the middle of the last century it was one of the most exhilarating sights possible to see in the early morning a band of mowers swinging their scythes in unison as they cut the grass on the lawns whilst it was yet wet with dew." p. 272
Beard Section Heading:Bibliography of books/monographs on turfgrass culture
Beard Rarity Statement:Very rare
Beard Special Note:Identified by James B Beard in Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf (2014) as being old and rare based on his experience.
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"Three chapters on golf courses are included." p. 120
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D1; C1; M3; H4
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
MacDonald, James. 19xx. Lawns, Links, and Sportsfields. ix, 28, [2], 29-38, [2], 39-46, [2], 47-50, [2], 51-56, [2], 57-68, [2], 69-70, [2], 71-77, [1] pp. London, England: Country Life, Ltd.; New York, New York: Charles Scribner's Sons.
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