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The Complete (Compleat) Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation . . . and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton with Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicholas
London: William Pickering; C. Whittingham (printer), 1836. 2 volumes: [22] preliminary pages, ccxiv introductory pages; 436 text pages, [32] index pages. 61 engraved plates and vignettes. Sound binding. Marbled endpapers. Title in red and black. Clean pages with an occasional spot of toning; all edges gilt. Beautiful red morocco boards with six spine compartments. Bright, elaborate gilt decoration and lettering. Almost no wear; slightly bumped corners. Minor sunning. The first of the Nicolas editions and the first published by Pickering to be printed by Charles Whittingham. "This edition has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever published," (Horne, 43) and "one of the handsomest publications of modern times, an ornament to the Angler's Library, unique of its time, and perhaps destined to remain so," (Bibliotheca Piscatoria).. Leather. Near Fine. Illus. by Thomas Southard, James Inskipp, and Others. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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