ANDRE,R. COLONEL BOGEY'S SKETCH BOOK by R. Andre. London: Longmans, Green & Co. 1897. Oblong 4to, 11" wide x 8 1/2". Cloth backed pictorial boards, 44p., covers a little scratched, hinges neatly strengthened, VG+. 1st edition. A tongue in cheek history of golf begins with the prehistoric Golfosaurian and moves on to the missing "link" the Golfolinkius Anthropomorphus. Andre's text on "Modern" golf proves that the golf widow was not a 20th century phenomenon with his assertion that "golf is antagonistic to domestic happiness." There are humorous parodies about golf (A Lay of Link Lunacy) and depictions of golfing animals including the Putting Pachyderm. The illustrations throughout the text are detailed and clever. Andre is best known for his children's book illustrations, but he was also an avid golfer, even one of the founders of the West Herts Golf Club. This is a wonderful and rare golf book.