The Compleat Angler
Ref. 112130 Edition. First Edition
Published By: William Pickering 1836 (London)
"...or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers 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." 2 volumes, 8vo. Bound in contemporary dark green full morocco by Hayday, with gilt titles, elaborate gilt decoration and raised bands on spines, gilt borders and gilt centrepieces to boards, gilt lower edges, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. With 61 engraved plates and vignettes printed on India paper and mounted. Extra illustrated with 51 other engraved plates, of which 19 are hand coloured plates from Ronald's "Fly-Fisher's Companion." Small library bookplates to front endpapers, MS notes in old hand to verso of ffep. Spines slightly sunned, only very occasional foxing. A new good copy. The first Nicolas edition. "The finest "Angler" ever published" (Horne).
Book Condition: Very Good
Book Type: Book