GREENDRAKE, Gregory [H. B. Code] The Angling Excursions of Gregory Greendrake, Esq. in the Counties of Wicklow, Meath, Westmeath, Longford, and Cavan, with additions, by Geoffrey Greydrake, Esq. Dedicated to “all honest brothers of the angle”.
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Engraved frontispiece of fishermen on Lough Dan and map of Lough Gowna. Fourth edition. Dublin: Grant & Bolton, and London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1832. Crown octavo. pp. [iv], vi, 313, + erratum. Later brown half calf on rust red pebble grain cloth. Spine divided into six panels by five raised bands, title in gilt title on burgundy morocco letterpiece; marbled endpapers. Alan John Jarvis’s tiny oval bookplate on the front pastedown. Occasional light foxing and brown spots in the text. An unsually fine clean copy.
COPAC locates 3 copies only. Westwood & Satchell 108.
The author delights in leaving the city to explore the scenery, customs, traditions, and legends of the countryside of the counties visited. Since his “boyhood to the present hour, I have been passionately fond of angling...” and he describes fishing trips which brought him to such places as: the Bay of Dublin; The Scalp; Enniskerry; Powerscourt; Round- Wood; Loch-Dan; Luggela; Glendaloch; Rathdrum; Avondale; Glenmalur; Glen of the Downs; Bray; The Dargle; Kells; Lough Sheelan; Castlepollard; Lough Gouna; Blackwater; Virginia, etc. Henry Brereton Code [Coad], the author, was a spy in the pay of the Castle. He was editor and proprietor of the controversial ‘Dublin Warder’, in which paper the first printing appeared.
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