1951 1st edition. 8vo (145 x 222mm). Pp128. B/w woodcut illustrations by Alex Jardine. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Variant binding with plain white end-papers.
George Edward MacKenzie Skues. (1858-1949). "It concerns just one, specific, length of this lovely chalk stream. The watery maze of carriers, ditches and drains which criss-cross Winchester's northern water-meadows, for centuries known as Abbots Barton, is the sole setting for the stories which follow. It is a final and cherished selection of memories and meanderings of fifty-seven long seasons..." (from Roy Darlington's Introduction to the 1999 edition). With introductory material by the author's brother, C.A.M. Skues, and by the illustrator, Alex Jardine.