Lot 1326
One of Britain's Immortal Fishing Classics in a Finely Bound 18th Century Edition
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
The title page as follows: The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation; Being a Discourse of the Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing: In Two Parts; The First Written by Mr. Isaac Walton, The Second by Charles Cotton, Esq; With The Lives of the Authors, And Notes Historical, Critical, and Explanatory, By Sir John Hawkins, Knt. The Fifth Edition, with Additions. (London: F. and C. Rivington & others, 1792), 12mo (7 in.), laid paper, copperplate engravings, 20th century tooled calf binding with gilt rules marked by "Bayntun, Binder, Bath, Eng.," with the retailer bering "Brentanos New York," the boards and spine are tooled with gilt rules; the front pastedowns and flysheets are marbled, gilt page ends on all sides. Presented in a linen slipcase.

The boards with the lightest shelf rub; the slipcase with some wear and bumps to corners; the text is exceptionally clean with only the slightest age toning; the binding is solid and tight; fine condition or better.