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The Complete Angler ?
London: John C. Nimmo 14, King William Street Starnd, W.C., 1885. First Nimmo edition, Number 67 of only 120 copies for the English market. Extra-Illustrated with 50 steel plates, 6 original etchings, 2 portraits, 74 engravings on wood 10 handcolored engravings of flies. Printed by the Ballantyne Press. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. Contemporary navy blue morocco, spines emblematically stamped in gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, a.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf. Booklabel of William M. Martin, Petersburg, Virginia. Handsome copy (tiny trace of scuff on spine). First Nimmo edition, Number 67 of only 120 copies for the English market. Extra-Illustrated with 50 steel plates, 6 original etchings, 2 portraits, 74 engravings on wood 10 handcolored engravings of flies. Printed by the Ballantyne Press. 1 vols. Thick 8vo. The publisher's note on the verso of the half title begins: "This extra-illustrated edition of 'The Compleat Angler' is specially designed for collectors of this famous work ? the illustrations consist of Fifty Steel Plates?Six Original Etchings and Two Portraits, as well as Seventy-four Engravings on wood by various eminent artists? " The publisher ends, almost casually, "To this is added Ten Steel Plates, coloured, representing 120 Flies, natural and artificial.".
      [Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller ]
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