The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation ... In Two Parts ... With The Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins. Izaac Walton.

The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation ... In Two Parts ... With The Lives of the Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins.

London: John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1784.

Fourth Hawkins edition. Engraved frontispiece, portrait of Cotton facing title to part II, 14 engraved plates (including music), and numerous engraved vignettes of fish in the text. Pp. lxxxii, 268; xxxiv, 111, [10, index]. 1 vols. 8vo. Nineteenth-century sprinkled calf, richly gilt spine with raised bands, green leather labels lettered in gilt, and gilt-stamped angling devices in two compartments, marbled endpapers. Coigney 13; Horne 13; Oliver 13. Item #235759

Pretty copy of this engagingly illustrated edition, a reprint of the earlier Hawkins editions, except here the Life of Cotton by Oldys has been replaced by Hawkins' own.

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