1835 The Complete Angler
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Prize Binding
The third edition of this work. In a prize binding from the West Riding Proprietary School in Wakefield. 'The Compleat Angler' is a well known seventeenth century work celebrating the art and spirit of fishing, in both prose and verse. The work was admired by the likes of Charles Lamb, who admired it for it's innocence and simplicity of the heart. In fact it is so popular that it is the second most reprinted book in English after the King James Bible. Walton's writing is vivid and expands further than being just a fishing manual, with passages of rich description, such as describing the contents in the bag of an angler. Illustrated with a frontispiece, fourteen plates, and numerous in-text illustrations. Written by Izaak Walton, who is now best known for this work, though he professed to not be an expert with a fishing fly. He also wrote a collection of short biographies called 'Walton's Lives'. With contributions by Charles Cotton, a poet, who is best known for these contributions, and for his translations of the works of Michel de Montaigne. Prize label to the front pastedown, 'Prize Adjudged at the Midsummer Examination, 1844, for Distinction in Divinity, to C. Newman Pupil of the West-Riding Proprietary School, Wakefield'. With the school in gilt to the front board. Collated, complete.
In a prize calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the boards and spine. A little fading to the head of the front board. Prize label to the front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with spots to the plates. Plates are a little age-toned.
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