1796 The Lives of Dr John Donne; Sir Henry Wotton; Mr Richard Hooker; Mr George Herbert; and Dr Robert Sanderson
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound
Illustrated throughout with numerous plates. Including biographies of Dr John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr Richard Hooker, Mr George Herbert, and Dr Robert Sanderson. It was probably as an angler that Walton made the acquaintance of Sir Henry Wotton. Sir Henry Wotton dying in 1639, Walton undertook his life also; it was finished in 1642 and published in 1651. His life of Hooker was published in 1662, that of George Herbert in 1670 and that of Bishop Robert Sanderson in 1678. All these subjects were endeared to the biographer by a certain gentleness of disposition and cheerful piety; three of them at least Donne, Wotton and Herbert were anglers. Their lives were evidently written with loving pains, in the same leisurely fashion as his Angler, and like it are of value less as exact knowledge than as harmonious and complete pictures of character. An edition of Walton's Lives, by G Sampson, appeared in 1903.
Rebound in half-morocco. Externally, very smart. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with just some scattered light spotting and marginal tidemarks to the frontispiece.
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