This wee A4 paperback book is an absolute gem of a find, especially for any mandolin player who's not interested in stereotypical 'mandolin hillbilly' stuff. The pieces are very short, some only a few bars long, (there are 58 of them on only 35 pages) but you can almost see the ruffed collars, corsets and lace hankies when you start to play!
The content is tablature only, no standard notation. There's a reasonable introduction and list of other sources of easy lute music, but no commentary on each individual piece, which I would have liked. Although lute and mandolin tablature are different (6 strings v 4 pairs), it is possible to convert one to the other (via normal notation - or through a complicated spreadsheet).
The book won't look out of place alongside your lute, as the plain card cover has an ink sketch of a lute and slightly scruffy printing - the inside of the book is up to today's standards of print though. I found the tablature a bit puzzling at first, as letters are used to denote the fret positions (a=open, b=1st, etc), whereas I'm used to numbers being used.
All in all, well worth a lute, ahem - look.