The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish & Fishing. Izaac Walton.
The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish & Fishing

The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish & Fishing.

London: Printed for R[ichard] Marriot, and are to be sold by Charles Harper, 1668.

Fourth edition. Engraved cartouche on the title-page, and ten small copperplates of fish in the text. 1 vols. Small 8vo (5-1/2 x 3-1/4 inches; 140 x 83 cm). Full dark green morocco spine extra gilt, boards with triple fillet border, gilt turn-ins, a.e.g. by Riviere. Five leaves in first gathering closely trimmed, affecting catchwords, 1/8-inch scuff at bottom of front board. A fine copy superbly bound, in custom half morocco slipcase and chemise. Coigney 5; Horne 5; Oliver 5; Pforzheimer 1051; Westwood & Satchell p. 219; Wing W 665. Item #222879

Excellent copy of this Walton, first published in 1653. The first four editions - there were five in his lifetime - remained anonymous.

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