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The Compleat Walton: The Compleat Angler; The Lives Of Donne Wotton Hooker Herbert & Sanderson; With Love and Truth; Miscellaneous Writings
16 Great James Street, Bloomsbury: The Nonesuch Press, 1929 The Compleat Walton (spine title): The Compleat Angler; The Lives Of Donne Wotton Hooker Herbert & Sanderson; With Love and Truth; Miscellaneous Writings; full brown leather (lighter than in image), (x + 631 pp), over 7¾ - 9¾?, with numerous sets of uncut (unseparated) pages throughout (book is unread), spine with five raised bands, bright gilt title in one compartment, front cover with gilt I.W. inside oval. Limited edition of 1100 (England) + 500 (United States); this is No. 1539, missing slipcase. Covers with slight rubbing along edges with spine and at bottom, top of spine, ¼? tear at top of spine with front cover, corners with light rubbing, marbled endpapers with gilt border, pages clean and unmarked, tight and secure binding. Text printed on untrimmed handmade laid paper with mottled gilt top edge. Portraits of Walton (frontis) and of Donne, Wotten, Hooker, Herbert, and Sanderson engraved by Thomas Sigrest after well-known paintings protected by loose onionskin tissue guards. With a Life of Walton by Geoffrey Keynes. Copperplate engravings by A. Alexander, drawings of fish color-stenciled by the Curwen Press. Fine bookplate (Walter Bartl) with embossed name and scene of three-masted sailing vessel in rough seas inside front cover.
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