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THE COMPLETE ANGLER, OR THE CONTEMPLATIVE MAN'S RECREATION
Written by Izaak Walton; Charles Cotton; Edward Jesse.
Stock no. 1814801
Published by Henry G. Bohn. 1861. Good condition.
Edited by Edward Jesse. Full blue leather binding with gilt borders to sides, raised bands to spine with elaborate gilt tooling , red title block with gilt title. Marbled endpapers and text block. 203 Wood engravings. 2 volumes in 1 with b/w frontis to both volumes. Boards scuffed and marked. Front cover detached, contents sound. Small label stuck to front pastedown. Inscriptions in ink to first blank page. Newspaper cutting re: a bust of Izaak Walton dated 1878 tipped in to rear . A few grubby marks to margins. Some browning. A few pencil annotations.
Grey/green cloth with gilt titles and vignette to front cover. 12 pastoral colour plates capture the spirit of this well-loved book. B/w text illustrations. Grey/green pictorial endpapers. 224 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers are sunned, light scratch mark to rear cover. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Endpapers browned, light foxing to textblock and heavier foxspots to prelims. Dustwrapper is edge worn and torn with damp stains to sides of spine, 2" loss to top of spine and a small patch of loss to centre of rear panel.
Bound in publishers deluxe binding of brown leather with embossed decoration at front edges and with gilt titles. Top edge gilt. Two-tone green pictorial endpapers. 12 tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Spine and corners very slightly bumped and rubbed. Tiny worn patch to lower edge of rear cover. Some very faint marking to covers. Light foxing throughout. Lower corner of half-title and frontis creased, tiny nick to edge of half-title page. All other plates fine condition.