The Complete Angler ... To which is now prefixed The Lives of the Authors and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory By John Hawkins. Izaac Walton, Charles COTTON.

Second Hawkins Edition, Distinguished Provenance

The Complete Angler ... To which is now prefixed The Lives of the Authors and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory By John Hawkins.

London: Printed for J. Rivington … T. Caslon … and R. Withy, 1766.

Second Hawkins Edition. 30 engraved plates by Mr. Ryland. Pp. lvi, xxii, 303, [1], xlviii, iv, ii, iv, 128, [6, index], [2, ads]. 1 vols. 8vo. Second Hawkins Edition, Distinguished Provenance. Nineteenth century green morocco, spine gilt with angling motifs, boards with gilt rules and floral tooling at corners, a.e.g. by Bradstreet. Bookplates of Henry William Poor, Samuel Lambert, and one other. Spine toned to brown, some rubbing to extremities. Westwood & Satchell, p. 221-222; Coigney 10. Item #235686

Westwood & Satchell note that the engraver was subsequently hanged for forgery. WIth the morocco labels of Henry W. Poor (New York collector whose library was sold by the Anderson Galleries 1909), R. A. Witthaus, and the angling bookplate of Samuel Lambert.
An attractive copy with a distinguished provenance.

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