1947 First Edition hardback. Clearly a book from another era post WW2 when keeping goldfish was considered a major leisure activity, or indeed belonging to an aquarium society. Hence the chapter on Judging Goldfish competitions complete with diagrams, points scoring systems and class deifinitions. Superb illustrations including tissue guarded frontis of a Veiltail Goldfish, also men in straw hats and suits sorting fish. Feint remains of owner's stamp otherwise clean interor and all pages tight within binding. Navy cloth covers with gilt pictorial of a veiltail, pasted title label. In excellent condition. Please note that to send outside the Uk will incur extra shipping due to weight.