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My Life as an Angler
London: W. Satchell, Peyton and Co, 1879. Author's Large Paper Copy (so designated on verso of half title). Woodburytype portrait frontispiece; 68 woodcuts engraved by Edmund Evans after various artists (six full-page plates printed on india and mounted, head- and tail-pieces by the author's wife); and an original etching "A view on the Whiteadder" by J.B. Clark after J.J. Richardson at p. 140. xvi, 312 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (9-3/4 x 6-3/4 inches). Publisher's half green morocco and cloth, a.e.g. Spine toned, some minor foxing. Fine. Bookplate of F.W. Sims. LARGE PAPER COPY "One of the most sterling and attaching of modern angling books, and possesses several of the qualities that have rendered Iz. Walton's writings household words - his simplicity, naïveté and honest benevolence" (Westwood & Satchell). Henderson printed a small edition of his autobiography in 1876, and at first refused suggestions that he publish it. "After however I had received eighty letters begging its publication, together with a vast number of verbal requests, I yielded." The ordinary edition of 1879 measures 8-3/4 x 6 inches and the plates are printed on text stock; the present copy, substantially larger in size, also includes an original etching (noted on the contents page) not present or called for in the ordinary copies. The binder's tool of rod and creel on the front board appears on the spine of the trade edition. This large paper state is uncommon and not even the Simpson sale included a copy.
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