WALTON, Izaak; Charles Cotton.
The Complete Angler.
[Together with Walton's] The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson.
First John Major editions, two volumes, 8vo., lx, 411, ; xviii, 503, pp., 14 engraved copper plates to first work, 11 to the second, both with numerous further woodcut decorations, occasional trivial foxing, light offsetting of some plates to text, light marginal stain to title-page and frontispiece of the first volume.
Bound by Riviere in full contemporary black straight-grained morocco, boards gilt with double fillets surrounding a foliate ornamental segments, matching decoration to inner dentelles, expertly rebacked preserving spines in six compartments separated by raised bands, gilt lettering direct to second compartment, others elaborately gilt, all edges gilt, an excellent pair.