William Bliss' classic about canoeing the inland waterways and rivers of England
First edition. Hardback, green cloth with printed titling to spine and upper board. 19 × 12.5cm, 284pp.
A classic book on canoes and canoeing, subtitled "The art and practice of canoeing on English rivers, navigations and canals; with a description and tables of distances of the canoeable waterways of England and Wales." Chapters include 1. Of Canoes and Canoeing Generally, 2. Types of Canoe. Cost. Transport, 3. Canoe-Propulsion, 4. Rapid Rivers, 5. Navigations, 6. Canals, 7. Camping, 8. Planning a Tour. Maps. Round Tours. Appendices of tables and distances etc. There is a large fold-out map to the rear.
The spine is faded and there is one small nick in the cloth on the rear joint but the contents of the book are in very good condition and it remains perfectly readable.