The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and ... The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and ... The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and ... The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and ...

The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

Walton, Izaac (Text by); H. G. Webb (Ornaments, initials and etchings designed and engraved by)

Published by The Caradoc Press, Bedford Park, Chiswick, 1905
Condition: g+ to vg Hardcover

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1/350. Large octavo. [14], 155, [1]pp. Striking contemporary gilt-ruled full calf, with gold decoration and lettering to spine. Raised bands. Top edge gilt. Dentelles. Marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece portrait of Izaac Walton. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative initials and tailpieces. This splendid limited edition of Walton's masterpiece "The Compleat Angler" is the exact reprint of the first edition published in 1653. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton's frontispiece portrait, as well as the decorative initials and ornaments were designed and engraved by Harry George Webb, a recognized artist of the time. One of 350 unnumbered copies on paper (out of a total edition of 364). Binding rubbed along joints, with head of spine slightly chipped. Binding in overall good+, interior in very good condition. Bookseller Inventory # 40530

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Title: The Compleat Angler, or The Contemplative ...

Publisher: The Caradoc Press, Bedford Park, Chiswick

Publication Date: 1905

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:g+ to vg

Edition: Limited edition.

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