The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

By: Walton, Izaak; Lang, Andrew

Price: $125.00

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Book Condition: Very Good


First thus. 1/4 inch tear to spine head, owner bookplate on front endpaper. 1896 Hard Cover. lviii, [2], 319, [1] pp. 8vo. Original dark olive cloth, gilt titles and elaborate gilt decorations, top edge gilt. Includes all 21 original chapters by Isaak Walton, a new introduction and notes by Andrew Lang, and illustrations by Edmund Joseph Sullivan. The Compleat Angler was first published in 1653, but Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse; 6 verses were quoted from John Dennys's 1613 work Secrets of Angling. It was dedicated to John Offley, his most honoured friend. There was a second edition in 1655, a third in 1661 (identical with that of 1664), a fourth in 1668 and a fifth in 1676. In this last edition the thirteen chapters of the original have grown to twenty-one, and a second part was added by his friend and brother angler Charles Cotton, who took up Venator where Walton had left him and completed his instruction in fly fishing and the making of flies.

Title: The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

Author: Walton, Izaak; Lang, Andrew

Illustrator: Sullivan, E.J. [Edmund Joseph]

Categories: Trade & Signed Bindings, Early Imprints, Hunting & Fishing,

Edition: First Thus

Publisher: J.M. Dent and Company, at Aldine House: 1896

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2291116

Keywords: FISHING ANGLING SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT CLASSICS,