The Complete Angler: or, Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing ... To which are now prefixed, The Lives of the Authors. [Edited by John Hawkins.]. Izaac Walton, Charles Cotton.
The Complete Angler: or, Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing ... To which are now prefixed, The Lives of the Authors. [Edited by John Hawkins.]

Beautiful Contemporary Binding

The Complete Angler: or, Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing ... To which are now prefixed, The Lives of the Authors. [Edited by John Hawkins.].

London: Printed only for Thomas Hope, 1760.

Ninth edition. First Hawkins edition. 11 engravings by William W. Ryland: 9 after S. Wale, 1 after T. Smith and 1 after P. Lely (portrait of Cotton); 1 engraved and 2 woodcut head-pieces; 2 plates of music; 3 plates of fishing tackle; 17 copper engravings of fish. 1 vols. 8vo. Beautiful Contemporary Binding. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt double ruled border front and rear, 5 raised bands. with handsome 5 gilt fish on spine, some worming at outer margin of first 8 leaves. Bookplate of Marquess of Donegall. Coigney 9; Westwood & Satchell p. 221. Item #235646

Edited by John Hawkins who also wrote the Life of Walton. The Life of Cotton is by W. Oldys. "This edition came into competition with that issued by Browne in the previous year, and gave rise to 'sundry skirmishes and passages of arms between the two editors.' Browne's charges of plagiarism appear unfounded. The annotation is copious and has for the most part been retained in subsequent reprints." (Westwood & Satchell).

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