The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. being a Discourse of Rivers, and Fish-Ponds, and Fish, and Fishing. Not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers. Izaac Walton.
The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. being a Discourse of Rivers, and Fish-Ponds, and Fish, and Fishing. Not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers
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The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. being a Discourse of Rivers, and Fish-Ponds, and Fish, and Fishing. Not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers.

London: Printed by T.M. for Rich. Marriot, 1655.

The Second edition much enlarged. Engraved piscatorial vignette on title page and ten small copperplate engravings in the text. 1 vols. 12mo. Bound in mid-19th-century green roan, tooled in blind. With a nice angling bookplate of the Rev. H. J. Cotton with signature "JHCotton" at the top of the plate. Title laid-down on thin card and lower margin trimmed at the foot (no loss) and with a small hole in the blank area below the vignette and slight tears across the center repaired. Lightly browned, a few spots. Closely trimmed at the head and fore-edge affecting top line of text on A11v, A12r and a few headlines, final or initial letters touched on the fore-edge of B6r, F6r, I3r, I5r, I6r-v, K8r, L2v, L3r, L4r, L6r, O3v, the music on O5v-O6r, Q4v, Q5v, Q6v catchword on G5v, snout of the fish on K6r and P6r touched. Coigney 2. Item #319619

Attractive copy of the second edition of Walton’s Angler.
Rare: Sir John Hawkins in the Preface to his 1760 edition of the Angler, said “The Second Edition I have never seen.”.

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