The Complete Angler. Edited by John Major. Izaac Walton.
The Complete Angler. Edited by John Major
The Complete Angler. Edited by John Major

LARGE PAPER COPY, WITH PROOFS

The Complete Angler. Edited by John Major.

London: D. Bogue, Fleet-Street and H. Wix, New Bridge-Street, 1844.

The Sixth (titled 4th) Major edition, Large Paper Copy. With 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous wood engraved illustrations in the text. Extra-illustrated with an inserted set of proofs of the wood engravings on india paper. 1 vols. 8vo. LARGE PAPER COPY, WITH PROOFS. Bound in full green morocco extra gilt, a.e.g. by Holloway. Spine very faintly toned, very slight rubbing to extremities, a few leaves with faint offsetting or spotting in margins, else fine Coigney 56. Provenance: Henry A. Sherwin. Item #256963

Major produced a fine series of editions of the Complete Angler from 1823 to 1844, this being the final one.

This copy has a set of India Paper proofs of the wood engravings bound-in, with an added facsimile of the title page cartouche from the 1653 Angler (from the first Major edition). Coigney notes that one of his large paper copies had a set of proofs bound in; an earlier note in this copy suggests only ten sets of proofs of the wood engravings were produced.

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