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The Complete Angler; or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation By Isaac Walton. And Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream. By Charles Cotton. With Copious Notes, for the most part Original. A Bibliographical Preface, giving an account of Fishing and Fishing-Books, from the earliest Antiquitiy to the time of Walton, and A Notice of Cotton and His Writings by the American Editor. To which is added an appendix, including Illustrative Ballads, Music, Papers on American Fishing and the Most Complete Catalogue of Books on Angling etc. ever printed. Also, a general Index to the Whole Work
Wiley & Putnam [Robert Craighead, Printer; T. B. Smith, Stereotyper], New York and London 1847 - First American edition. The first edition was published in 1653. Plates, facsimiles and illustrations, some by J[ohn] W[illiam] Orr. 8vo. The Appendix includes a section "Arrangement (according to the method of Cuvier) of the American Species of Fishes Alluded to in the Preceding Pages. By James E. De Kay." as well as other articles and also "A Waltonian Library, or, A List of Such Works as Relate to Fish, Fishing, Walton and Cotton. By the American Editor." [founded on Sir Henry Ellis's Catalogue but greatly enlarged and carefully corrected]. John William Orr was an Irish-born wood engraver who established one of the best known engraving businesses in New York. His best known works are the frontispieces of "Harper's Illustrated Shakespeare" Coigney 62; Henderson, p. 247; Van Winkle pp. 115-6; Horne 60; Westwood & Satchell 231, first binding Original dark green cloth, vignette in gilt on upper cover, blind on the lower, gilt fish on spine. Small blindstamp on endpaper reading "From Bradley's," 6 pages publisher's advertisements at back, some light fading of spine, a few short tears or frayings along spine, some light browning and spotting of text. With the signature of Samuel Thompson on the blank. Leather tipped grey cloth open box Plates, facsimiles and illustrations, some by J[ohn] W[illiam] Orr. 8vo First American edition. The first edition was published in 1653. [Attributes: First Edition]
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