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The last book by Fred Buller MBE!

Domesday and Beyond

Recognised as the foremost authority on the history of angling, this is Fred Buller’s last book, completed just before he died early in 2016.

From the moment his teacher told him he had a talent, Fred Buller began writing. He never forgot his formative years and spent a lifetime of painstaking investigations into angling's past, often travelling the length and breadth of the land at home and abroad gathering facts and taking photographs which he stored, sometimes for years, until he could write a definitive piece on his given subject.

Fred Buller has left us a wealth of knowledge in the pages of his many books and journal articles, which have been published at home and abroad and he greatly enjoyed compiling some of his favourite pieces for this book. Several pieces are published here for the first time, adding to a unique and invaluable record of angling life and achievement.

Over 400 pages, profusely illustrated with colour and monochrome illustrations and line drawings, this is a most important work combining history and scholarship together with investigation and anecdote.

The book is produced to the high level of quality that Watermeadow has set itself as a publisher. Printed litho on 170 gsm silk paper, the standard edition is cloth bound with coloured endpapers, a ribbon marker and matching head and tail bands. Gold blocked on spine and supplied with a dustjacket.

The leather edition is specified to a particularly high standard. Fully bound in polished antique burgundy goatskin over bevelled boards. It has handmade marbled endpapers, head and tail bands, a matching ribbon marker, raised bands to the spine, gilded all edges, gold blocked on spine with extra gold tooling on the insides of the covers. This edition will be presented in a black slipcase, lined with burgundy Suedel and with a curved opening to allow the book to move smoothly in and out.

Just 50 copies of the leather edition are in production.

The leather edition is a heavy book and will be packed in a protective carton. Postage to the UK, including an additional amount to cover full insurance will be £9.00, a signature will be needed. 

If despatch to an overseas destination is required, please get in touch via the 'Contact' button and we'll work out the best way of getting your book to you safely.

Both editions are in stock and ready for despatch.

Below is a quote by David Beazley from the review of Domesday and Beyond in latest Flyfishers' Journal.

In Domesday and Beyond. Memoirs of an Angling Historian, Fred has done something rather wonderful. He has, in effect, opened the door to his remarkable mind and let us in. There are 72 well-illustrated pieces collected together here that reveal the enormous range of his curiosity.

Cloth or Leather Edition