The complete angler: or, contemplative mans recreation. 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; To which are now prefixed, the lives of the authors. Illustrated with cuts of the several Kinds of River-Fish, and of the Implements used in Angling, Views of the principal Scenes described in the Book. And notes Historical, Critical and Explanatory.
London: Printed only for Thomas Hope... 1760. 8vo, lvi, xxii, 303, (1), xlviii, iv, ii, iv, 128, (8) pp. engraved plates, woodcut tale pieces and in-text illustrations. Full crushed green morocco with wide gilt-tooled borders, gilt panelled backstrip with raised bands, red leather onlays and gilt-stamped label, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Backstrip a trifle faded and joints rubbed, upper hinge weak, light scuff on upper board, still a handsome binding on a clean well-margined copy. First edition to be edited by Sir John Hawkins, music historian and a magistrate. ESTC T84919.
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