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The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation

Walton, Isaac

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ISBN 10: 0880014067 / ISBN 13: 9780880014069
Published by The Ecco Press/W.W. Norton, New York, 1995
New Condition: New Hardcover
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224pp. Stated "First Ecco Edition" with no printings cited. Introduction by Thomas McGuane. Teal boards with brick red cloth spine and brilliant gilt-stamped lettering on spine. Glossy white dustwrapper not price-clipped ($23.00) with title lettering in black and blackish green with two initial letters in red, author name lettering in blackish green across lower middle front cover, with blue-green oval background for superimposed illustration of salmon or rainbow trout across center front cover; very small tip of white at top rear cover left corner; area 2" x 1" on rear cover above barcode with lightened blue-green color, due to price sticker having been removed (area completely SMOOTH, just diminished in color from surrounding blue-green), else As New. No previous owner names. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 005650

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Title: The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative ...

Publisher: The Ecco Press/W.W. Norton, New York

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hard Cover

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Ecco Edition.

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A beautifully illustrated, handsome new edition of the literary classic originally published in 1653 celebrates the virtues of life in the countryside and offers much lore and learning on the art of fishing, as well as a new introduction by Thomas McGuane.

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For a book to stay in print for nearly 350 years, its merits must continually entice and allure. The Compleat Angler satisfies that on two counts. On the most obvious level, it remains as good a primer on fishing as any angler would want. But its most enduring distinction--what's raised an essential sporting how-to to the level of literary classic--is the one cast off by its subtitle; Izaak Walton's sometimes convoluted 17th-century grammar can still reel in our imaginations with his graceful evocations of a life free from hurly-burly in the company of friends intent on physical and moral sustenance. "He that hopes to be a good Angler must not only bring an inquiring, searching, observing wit," suggests the master, "but he must bring a large measure of hope and patience.... Doubt not but Angling will prove to be so pleasant, that it will prove to be like a virtue, a reward to itself." Just like Walton's magnificent literary catch.

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