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WALTON, Izaak; Charles Cotton.

The Complete Angler,

or The Contemplative Man's Recreation...with Original Memoirs and Notes by Sir Harris Nicholas.

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London, William Pickering, 1836

'Edited by Sir Harris Nicolas, this edition was illustrated by the foremost contemporary artists, produced by an excellent printer and issued by an outstanding publisher. It has been acclaimed as the finest Angler ever publishedý It was the first edition to be divided into days, contains many editor's notes and comments, and has new material on Walton and Cotton' (Horne). 'The illustrations consist of sixty-one plates, and drawings by T. Stothard, Mr. Derby, Mr. Willement, Mr. Edward Hassell, Inskipp, Pine, Augustus Fox, Delamotte, Sir Francis Sykes, Bart., Mr. Hixon, and T. S. Cape, engraved by W. Humphreys, Byfield, G. Adcock, H. Robinson, Fox, W. H. Worthington, J. Richardson, W. J. Cooke, J. G. Armytage, W. J. Wilkinson, Roberts, J. Thompson, and Freebairn' (Oliver). W&S p.228-229



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; [16], 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], [131]-436, [32, index] pp.


First mentioned - Coigney 44; Horne 43; Oliver 41.

Stock ID:103585

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