The Painted Stream

by ARMSTRONG, Robin. ID No.: 3643.

J M  Dent & Sons   London, 1985,  4to,  Illust., 160pp    Original green cloth binding with d/j.  Foreword by Sir Michael  Horden. Richly illustrated by the author.  A River Wardens life on two of the most beautiful small rivers in England the Tavy and Walkham.   Armstrong was a river keeper, naturalist and wildlife artist.  Charming pictures and text describing life, incidents and some of the characters like old Long John who at eighty five had never been caught poaching, of Jack 'Cracker' Smith the ageless farmer, the Brigadier, still fishing despite his failing eyesight and of Dave and George the authors colleagues with their droll observations of country life.  Slight Foxing to E/P.  -Fine.