The Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. [Fore-Edge Painting].

“As no man is born an artist, so no man is born an angler": Finely bound facsimile edition of Izaak Walton's The Complete Angler with a fore-edge painting

The Complete Angler; or, The Contemplative Man’s Recreation. [Fore-Edge Painting].

WALTON, Izaak.

$1,850.00

Item Number: 121046

London: Elliot Stock, 1877.

Finely bound facsimile reprint of the first edition of this classic of English literature. Octavo, bound in full mottled calf with gilt titles and ruling to the spine, elaborate gilt ruling to the panels, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With a fore-edge painting of Walton and an angling scene. In near fine condition. A unique example.

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.

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