Item #6716 THE COMPLETE ANGLER. Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton.


Chiswick: Printed by C. Whittingham, sold by Thomas Tegg, 1824. First Tegg Edition. First two-volume edition of Walton's celebration of the art and spirit of fishing. Here, Tegg reprints the text of the 1797 edition, edited by Sir John Hawkins, and issued as volumes 49 and 50 of Whittingham's Cabinet Library (priced 8 shillings). A handsome set, uncommon in the original binding. Coigney 27. Item #6716

Two 16mo. volumes (14.5cm); original tan printed paper-covered boards; viii,267,[1]; [iv],284+[4]pp ads. With engraved frontispiece portraits of Walton and Cotton (both unsigned), and vignette title pages. Gentle sunning to spines, light wear to edges and corner tips (resulting in minute board exposure), some rubbing and a few spots of soil to covers, with foxing to a few preliminary and terminal leaves, and some thin splits to the paper along the front joints, not affecting binding integrity; hinges sound, with exterior lettering sharp and legible; text is untrimmed and partially unopened; a Very Good, unrestored set, housed in a custom clamshell case.

Price: $4,500.00

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