Lot 95 of 613:
Complete Angler First Bagster Edition 1808  

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The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing. With Lives of the Authors & notes by John Hawkins

Walton, Izaak & Charles Cotton


Samuel Bagster



[4], vi, 7-512 pp.  Illustrated with 17 copper-engraved plates, including frontispiece and 2 music plates,17 copper-engravings of fish in the text. (8vo), finely bound by Bayntun in tree calf with gilt-tooled borders, gilt decorated spine with raised bands, morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; Inner gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers. Seventh Edition, and First Bagster Edition.

A lovely and significant edition of Walton's classic. The drawings by Wale have been re-engraved by Audinet, who also executed the seventeen "very excellent engravings of fish on copper which are found among the letter-press." Westwood & Satchell p.224; Coigney 18 (with Mercier & Chevret imprint on verso of title).

Lot Amendments

Light wear and scuffing to calf, rubbing to joints; blank page at front with gift inscription, chop stamps, and small piece of ephemera pasted on, occasional ephemera laid in throughout, causing some light offsetting; very good.

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