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The Complete Angler. Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of River Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing... 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 Nicolas
London: Nattali and Bond, 1860. Two volumes, large octavo, 14 fine engraved plates, with many additional textual engravings; contemporary half brown morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt, minor foxing but a very good copy, preserved in a cloth slipcase. This edition is richly illustrated with a total of 61 plates and vignettes, after Stothard, Inskipp, and Hassell. The text is taken from the fifth edition of 1676, which was the last revised by Walton, but it also footnotes the text of all four earlier editions. Also included are thorough memoirs and notes of both Walton and Cotton. The second Nicolas edition reprinted from Nicolas's Pickering edition of 1836, which is considered one of the most beautiful and thorough fishing books ever published.
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