1905 The Compleat Angler, or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers
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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Limited Edition
Signed by the artist, H. G. Webb, in pencil to the frontispiece. A limited edition work, being numbered three-hundred and twenty-nine of three-hundred and sixty-four copies, of which three-hundred and fifty were printed on paper, and fourteen were printed on vellum. Illustrated with a frontispiece, an additional vignette title, and seven in-text engravings. With 'The Angler's Song' by Henry Lawes printed to pages 136-137, with page 137 being inverted. Collated, complete. '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. 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'. Illustrated by Harry George Webb, a landscape and architectural painter. In 1899 he and his wife Hesba set up the Caradoc press. The Press ran until 1909. They intended to re-open the Press after he First World War, in which Webb served, but they never did. A limited edition copy of Walton's important work.
In a half crushed morocco binding, with cloth to the boards. Externally, generally smart. Minor fading to the spine and joints. Light marking to the boards, heavier to the front board. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.
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