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Walton's Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson
London: Henry Washbourne and Co.,, 1858. A New Edition to which is added, a Memoir of Mr. Izaac Walton, by Will: Dowling, Esquire, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, with Illustrative Notes, Engravings, Index, etc., etc. Octavo (175 × 116 mm). Full red morocco "extra gilt" by Mansell, title direct to spine, fleurons gilt to compartments, twined floral rolled panel with dog-tooth borders, foliate edge-roll, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Frontispiece and 8 other plates, 5 of them portraits, engraved illustrations to the text, title page in red and black. Very light shelf-wear, some browning throughout, particularly to the plates which have off-set to the facing pages, but overall a very good copy, handsomely presented. Second issue of this New Edition, first published the previous year, the text largely based on John Major's 1825 edition, with the addition of Dowling's memoir of Walton. William Mansell was successor to the famed James Hayday. Large armorial bookplate of Charles Preston Crewe to the front pastedown. Born in London, Crewe travelled to South Africa in 1878 and served in the Cape Mounted Riflemen, participating in the Ninth Frontier War and the Basuto War of 1880. Subsequently worked for the Kaffrarian Colonial Bank and as a manager of the Kleinfontein Mine on the Witwatersrand. During the Anglo-Boer War, he raised and trained a volunteer corps in the Eastern Province and was later promoted to colonel in charge of a mobile column of the Western Cape. Crewe became Member of Parliament for Aliwal North in 1902 and acted as Colonial Secretary and later as Minister of Agriculture. He held the office of Member of the Legislative Assembly, Union of South Africa, for East London between 1910 and 1919. He fought in the campaign in German East Africa during the First World War.
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