WALTON, Izaak; Charles Cotton.
The Complete Angler,
or The Contemplative Man's Recreation...with Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicholas.
First Nicolas edition, 2 volumes (bound from parts), royal 8vo., large paper copy, titles in red and black, 61 engraved plates and illustrations, some offsetting from plates, occasional spotting, mostly to preliminary and terminal pages of vol. I, slight marginal browning, else very good; lavish 20th century brown morocco, richly gilt-panelled to boards and spine, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt, slight rubbing to extremities, otherwise fine; , cxl, [6, 'Appendix to the Memoir of Walton'], [cxlv]-clxiv, [4, half-title and dedication leaf to 'Life of Charles Cotton'], [clxv]-ccxii, [2, 'Pedigree of Cotton'], 129, [1, blank]; [4, half-title and title], -436, [32, index] pp.
First mentioned - Coigney 44; Horne 43; Oliver 41.