Item #3002974 The Complete Angler. Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of River Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing… and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. With original memoirs and notes by Sir Harris Nicolas. Izaak WALTON, Charles COTTON.

The Complete Angler. Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation.
The Complete Angler. Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of River Fish-Ponds, Fish and Fishing… and Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. With original memoirs and notes by Sir Harris Nicolas.

London: Nattali and Bond, 1860.

Two volumes, large and heavy octavo, 14 fine engraved plates, with many additional textual engravings; in a beautiful contemporary binding of half brown morocco over marbled boards, top edges gilt, cloth slipcase.

Splendid edition of the fishing classic

This very handsome edition of the angling classic is the second Nicolas edition, reprinted from Harris Nicolas's Pickering edition of 1836, which is considered one of the most beautiful and thorough fishing books ever published.

This very handsome edition of the angling classic is the second Nicolas edition, reprinted from Harris Nicolas's Pickering edition of 1836, which is considered one of the most beautiful and thorough fishing books ever published.

This version is richly illustrated with a total of 61 plates and vignettes, after Stothard, Inskipp, and Hassell. The text is taken from the fifth edition of the Compleat Angler of 1676, which was the last revised by Walton, but it also footnotes the text of all four earlier editions. Also included are thorough memoirs and notes of both Walton and Cotton.

Coigney, 78; Horne, 77; Lowndes, p. 2829; Oliver, 75; Wood, p.95.

Condition Report: Minor foxing but a very good copy.

Price (AUD): $2,850.00

US$1,847.19   Other currencies

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