Volumes of The Complete Angler
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  • The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative MansThe Complete Angler; or, Contemplative MansRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing: In Two Parts. The First Part Written By Mr. Isaac Walton, The Second By Charles Cotton, Esq, with The Lives Of The Authors, and Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory by Sir John Hawkins. by Walton, Isaac, Charles Cotton and Sir John Hawkins, London: F. and C. Rivington and others, 1797. Sixth Edition with Additions. Very good+ in full medium brown diced calf with a professional reback of the spine upon which has been placed a gilt on red leather spine label and gilt tooling. The front and rear boards have contemporary diced leather within a gilt double border. The end sheets are contemporary marbled paper. A small octavo measuring 7 5/8 by 4 5/8 inches lacking the 1/2 title page as is typical with this title. The tips of both boards have been bumped with the leather worn through to the underlying material. Part I of the book contains The Life of Mr. Isaac Walton in lxxvi (76) pages followed by Walton's The Complete Angler containing 262 pages, a page of explanation and three plates of illustrations as well as two music plates facing pages 204 and 262. Part II of the book contains Some Account of the Life and Writings of Charles Cotton, Esq. xxxii (32) pages; followed by Part II of The Complete Angler of 111 pages after which is an index. Although titled "Sixth Edition" this is actually the seventh "Hawkins" edition. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p.32; Thacher, p.540)
    TB28494  $500.00

  • The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative MansThe Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative MansRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish And Fishing. by Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton, London: Samuel Bagster, 1808. Seventh Edition. Very good in contemporary full,diced patterned leather covered boards with a gilt title on the spine and gilt borders around the edges of the boards. A small quarto measuring 9 1/4' by 5 1/2" with a reinforced front joint and hinge (which is reverseable) with a number of leather pieces missing from the spine. 511 pages including an index, appendices, and, "A Short Discourse By Way of Postscript, Touching The Laws of Angling" Illustrated with a frontispiece of Walton, Cotton and Sir John Hawkins together with numerous engravings within the text and 16 plates (two of which are music scores).
    TB27854  $275.00

  • The Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative MansThe Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative MansRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler; Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing by Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton, London: L. A. Lewis, 1839. Reprint of Third Edition of 1835. Very good+ in 3/4 green morocco leather with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two compartments and gilt fish in the remaining compartments and with gilt borders on the leather surrounding the marbled paper and matching marbled end sheets. The top edge of the text block is gilt. A 12mo of 7 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches with two prior owner's book plates on the front paste down. The leather at the joints is rubbed and slightly worn. The hinges remain tight and strong. The contents are clean, free of foxing and tanning. 396 pages including an index, notes and a section called the "Laws of Angling". Illustrated with 15 plates after drawings by Wale and Ryland, each separated by tissue guards; and 67 vignettes from wood-cuts scattered throughout as well as head and tail pieces. As stated in Arold Wood's: A Bibliography Of The Complete Angler, "This edition is a reprint of Major's third edition." (Wood, p.66-67)
    TB32955  $300.00

  • The Complete Angler; Or, The ContemplativeThe Complete Angler; Or, The ContemplativeRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler; Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation (Parts I and II in one volume) by Walton, Isaac, and Charles Cotton, New York: John Wiley, 1848. Reprint of 1848. Very good in rebacked 1/2 red leather and it's original, blind embossed, red cloth covered boards with five gilt rules on the spine with no text to identify the title. A 12mo of 7 1/4 by 5 inches with a Brooklyn (New York?) address written on the front paste down and an early prior owner's name and date (1849) written in pencil on both the first and second free end pages and a penciled quotation written at the top of the fly title page. There are a few inconsequential marginal dampness stains with the body of the text block. Pasted to the bottom of page 53 is a short newspaper notice of a 3 pound 7 oz. Long Island trout having been caught with a penciled date of March 20, 1851. Page 60 is missing the print for approximately 20% of the page a problem caused during the printing process which was not caught before binding. The contents are largely free of foxing and tanning. Part I is contained within pages 1 to 249 and is preceded by a lengthy bibliographic preface of lxxxiv (84) pages. Part II is contained in pages 31 to 210 which includes an index which is followed by six pages of ads from the publisher. Part II is preceded by a preface of xxix (29) pages. This is a reprint of the Wiley & Putnam first edition of 1847 with a new title page. (Wood, A Bibliography of The Complete Angler, p76)
    TB31653  $200.00

  • The Complete Angler Or The ContemplativeThe Complete Angler Or The ContemplativeRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation and The Practical Fly-Fisher More Particularly For Grayling , or Umber by John Jackson by Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton, London: John C. Nimmo, 1889. First thus. Good in 1/2 brown leather and marble paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spine with gilt text in two of the compartments. A small octavo measuring 8" by 5 1/2" with the front joint and hinge broken leaving the front board almost free of the binding. The rear hinge and joint are cracked and barely holding. Complete Angler consists of 445 pages including an index and is illustrated with six original etchings, two portraits, and seventy-four wood engravings. The Practical Fly-Fisher by Jackson is bound-in at the rear of the book and contains 16 pages illustrated "with ten plates, coloured by hand, representing 120 flies, natural and artificial". Each of the plates are separated from text pages with tissue guards.
    TB27830  $175.00

  • The Complete Angler, or the ContemplativeThe Complete Angler, or the ContemplativeRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation by Walton, Isaak, and Charles Cotton, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Limited Edition. Both volumes of the this two volume set are in near fine condition in 3/4 light brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text in the six compartments. The end sheets are of a matching marbled paper. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 5 on the copyright page. With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. Illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of the authors and etchings throughout by Halrow, Absalon and Inskipp as well as vignette engravings within the texts. 455 pages followed by an index. An extremely beautiful set with no prior ownership markings or book plates.
    TB28545  $400.00

  • The Complete Angler A Connecticut YankeeThe Complete Angler A Connecticut YankeeRoll over Image to expandThe Complete Angler A Connecticut Yankee Follows in the Footsteps of Walton by Prosek, James, New York: HarperCollins Publishers, (1999). First Edition, First printing. Near fine in 1/4 green cloth and yellow paper covered boards with silver colored text stamping on the spine and with printed end sheets. A square octavo measuring 8" by 8" with a very slight lean to the spine and a small 1/4" bump to the lower edge of the front board. In a fine unclipped dust jacket. Signed by the author on the title page. 324 pages of text illustrated with water colors by the author. This is Prosek's third book on fish or fishing.
    TB24275  $90.00

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