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The Compleat Angler Or Contemplative Man's Recreation in Two Parts I Being a Discouse of Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing II Instructions How to Angle For A Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream

By Izaak Walton ; Charles Cotton

1772

Richard and Henry Causton : London

6.5" by 4"

363pp, [8]

 

 

 

DETAILS

The eighth edition of Izaak Walton's 'The Compleat Angler' with the fourth edition of Charles Cotton's instructions as issued. Illustrated throughout.

Lacking the title page and introduction to part I. Bound to the start of this volume is the title page for part II of this work, by Charles Cotton. Page 237 is where part I ends and part II begins. With a portrait of Walton from a different work pasted to the rear pastedown by a prior owner. Collated, this volume has eight plates and is therefore lacking two plates. Lacking the initial title page and introduction. Several pages of music and in-text woodcuts. 'The Compleat Angler' is Izaak Walton's best known work. It was edited and expanded by Walton for over a quarter of a century. The work is a celebration of fishing through prose and verse. This edition was issued almost a century after the author's death. The second part of this work is written by Walton's friend and fellow angler, Charles Cotton. A lovely eighteenth century edition of this work.

CONDITION

In a full calf binding. Rebacked with the original spine preserved. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the extremities and a few patches of light rubbing to the spine. Several marks to boards. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned, particularly to the edges. Occasional scattered spots. Small amount of loss to the page edges of the index leaves. These tears only affect the first couple of letters of a few lines.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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