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The Complete Angler; or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers Fish-Ponds Fish and Fishing written by Izaak Walton; and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream by Charles Cotton; with an Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicolas
London: William Pickering, 1836., 1836. First Nicolas Edition; First Pickering Edition. 2 volumes; 4to. Superb in contemporary full green morocco by Hayday with raised bands, gilt titles and gilt lines to spines, elaborate gilt border to boards with corner pieces, gilt stamped rural scene to centre of uppers; all edges gilt. Generously and finely illustrated with copper engraved portraits of Walton and Cotton, Fishes painted from nature by James Inskipp, and fishing scenes by Thomas Stothard. Very occasional foxing, mostly marginal, sometimes to plates or pages adjoining plates. The text is from the 5th Edition, published in 1676, the last to be revised by Walton himself, with the variations of the four previous editions at the foot of each page. "... An ornament to the angler's library ..." (Westwood Chronicle). An attractive set of this superb production.
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