1824 Rare Book in a Root & Son Binding - The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton.
Author: Izaak Walton. Charles Cotton.
Title: The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton, Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from Original Paintings and Drawings by First-Rate Artists. To which are added, an Introductory Essay, the Linnaean Arrangement of the various River Fish delineated in the Work and Illustrative Notes. Second Edition.
Publisher: London, John Major, 1824. Second Major Edition.
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: lviii-416 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good Root & Son binding, finely bound in crimson levant morocco leather with the ribbed six-panel spine with gilt letters and four angling images (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the 13 announced copper-plate engravings and the seventy-seven woodcuts.
Estimate: (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Rare and Attractive Major edition in a wonderful Root & Son binding of The Compleat Angler (the spelling is sometimes modernized to The Complete Angler, though this spelling also occurs in first editions) -- a book by Izaak Walton. It was first published in 1653 by Richard Marriot in London. Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse.
The author: Izaak Walton (c. 1593 – 15 December 1683) was an English writer. Best known as the author of The Compleat Angler, he also wrote a number of short biographies including one of his friends John Donne. They have been collected under the title of Walton's Lives.
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