1883 Rare Book in a Riviere Binding - The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton. Facsimile of the 1653 First Edition.
Author: Izaak Walton.
Title: The Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man`s Recreation. Being a facsimile reprint of the first edition published in 1653.
Publisher: London, Elliot Stock, no date (1883).
Language: Text in English.
Size: 6 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: x-246 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good Riviere binding, finely bound in full morocco leather (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. Upper edge gilt.
Content: Very good content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, ex-libris of a previous owner "Irene Marden" on the first endpaper - as shown, rare light foxing or staining - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the fish's in-text illustrations.
Estimate: (USD 300 - USD 350)
The book: Rare and Attractive Victorian facsimile reprint edition in a wonderful Riviere binding of the first edition published in 1653 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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