Tuesday 24 May 2011

The Fever of Angling

Found in another lot of books bought at auction on Saturday, a one hundred and twenty-five year old battered copy of Francis Francis' 'A Book on Angling'.  The work contains Mr. Francis' observations on the 'Fever of Angling' and some well preserved plates from the hand of Mr. Edward Weller showing a number of salmon flies popular during the reign of Queen Victoria, including that of a killer notorious in Arcadia, 'The Butcher'.