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WALTON, Izaak & COTTON, Charles
The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation being a discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing. In Two Parts (first by Izaak Walton, second by Charles Cotton) with the lives of the authors and notes, historical, supplementary and explanatory by Sir John Hawkins, Knt
James Smith, 163 Strand, London, 1822. A scarce early 19th Century printing of this most famous of all books on fishing. 383pp plus 1 p advert, rather worn full green leather binding with elaborate gilt decs, all edges gilt, book ribbon, raised bands to spine. Illustrated throughout with engravings. Neat ink inscr. (Eton College) to ffep & dated 1827. Of special interest to Walton collectors will be the loosely inserted 1820s authenticated copy of Izaak Walton's baptism certificate (1593) signed (original signature) by the Rector of St Mary's Parish Church, Stafford, Graham Edward Coldwell. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: MANOR COLLECTABLES [WOODHALL SPA, LINCS, United Kingdom]
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