The "Newcastle Fishers' Garlands: A Collection of Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers," edited by Joseph Crawhall. 1864. Very good condition
The book is a compilation of music or verse by various writers from past publications of "The Fisher's Garland" from 1820 to 1864. Illustrations and decorations throughout the book. At the back of the book is a Memorial to Izaak Walton, best know as the author of "The Compleat Angler." The book is dedicated to the Members of the Coquet-Dale Angling Club "with an earnest hope that the lines herein cast may perchance rise some stray Roxby or Doubleday of that honourable body, and induce an attempt to resume and continue the Newcastle Fishers' Garlands, so charmingly set forth by the spirits of a former generation."
Bound in half leather and marbled boards; 5 raised bands; marbled end papers. The book is in very good condition. There are minor nicks and different coloration on the covers and beginning of minor fraying at the top of the spine. The binding is very tight and the interior is clean.
Published by George Rutland; Newcastle-on-Tyne, United Kingdom