The Complete Angler, Or Contemplative Man's Recreation
WALTON, Izaac; COTTON, Charles; HAWKINS, Sir John (ed.)
Title continues: "Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing. In Two Parts: The First Written by Mr. Izaak Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the Lives of the Authors: and Notes, Historical, Supplementary, and Explanatory, By Sir John Hawkins, Knt. and the Present Editor." The last forty years of Walton's life were spent visiting eminent clergymen and others who enjoyed fishing, compiling the biographies of people he liked, and collecting information for The Compleat Angler. He sometimes visited Charles Cotton in his fishing house on the Dove. The first edition of his book, spelled The Compleat Angler, was published in 1653. Notes by Sir John Hawkins.
Publisher: Samuel Bagster
Edition: Bagster's Second Edition
Date Published: 1815
Place Published: London
Condition: Very good +
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: Large paper copy. 514,  p. 22 cm. 50 engravings, including frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton. 8 full-page plates by Audinet after Wale, 6 plates by George Greig after John Linnell. 2 plates show fishing tackle and music. Diced calf leather binding with gilt trim. Respined. Marbled endpapers. Offsetting from plates. Bookplate for Syston Park (demolished 1925) and another small label on front pastedown.