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Izaak Walton ; Charles Cotton; Richard Le Gallienne
The Compleat Angler
London: John Lane, 1904. Fine Binding. Near Fine. 8" by 5". Edmund H New. A beautiful Riviere bound copy of this influential angling work by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. An exceptionally bound work, with natural history motifs gilt tooled to the spine. Second edition thus, the second edition of Richard Le Gallienne's editorial of this famous work. Richard Le Gallienne was an English author and poet. As an editor and translator his published works include Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde' and 'The Diary of Samuel Pepys'. 'The Compleat Angler' is Izaak Walton's best known work. It was edited and expanded by Walton for over a quarter of a century. The work is a celebration of fishing through prose and verse.The second part of this work is written by Walton's friend and fellow angler, Charles Cotton. With the binder's stamp to the verso of front endpaper, Riviere. The text used for this edition is the fifth edition of 'The Compleat Angler' however the spelling has been modernised. Adorned with illustrations by Edmund H New. New was a leading illustrator of his day, and was a member of the Birmingham Group. He frequently contributed to the 'English Illustrated Magazine' and was commissioned by the Bodley Head for many book illustrations, including the Natural History of Selborne. A fantastic copy of this work, which has richly gilt trees, dragonflies, water lillies and fish to the spine. A fine example of Riviere's binding mastery. In a half morocco binding with cloth covered boards. . Externally, in an excellent condition. The gilt remains very bright. Small closed tear to t … [Click Below for Full Description]
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