The Compleat Angler and The Lives; Ornately Bound In Full Morocco by Bayntun
The Compleat Angler and The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson: Extensively Embellished With Engravings on Copper and Wood.
Walton, Izaak & Charles Cotton.$1,500.00
Item Number: 3563
London: John Major, 1835.
The First Collected edition of the Lives and the revised third edition of the Complete Angler. Extensively illustrated, including first volume with inserted portraits for each subject and additional title vignette, second volume with frontispiece portrait. Together, 2 volumes,uniformly bound in full tan morocco by Bayntun. Front and rear panels ornately decorated with interlocking gilt and black stamped rectangle and diamond patterns within single gilt-rule borders, spines gilt in compartments, top edges and turn-ins gilt. Housed in a cloth slipcase. In fine condition.
The Complete Angler, first published in 1653, has become a classic of English literature. Where other angling books are of limited appeal to those who do not fish, The Complete Angler inspires readers from all walks of life to go in search of the timeless English countryside that Walton evokes with such love.