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The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation .. by  Izaak Walton - Hardcover - Smith edition - 1822 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

The Complete Angler, or Contemplative Man's Recreation ..

by Walton, Izaak

Condition: Half tan morocco and ribbed cloth. Some light rubbing and fading to upper board. A very good copy


London: Printed for James Smith, 1822. Smith edition. 15 engraved plates. Pp. [i]-lx, [1]-383, [1, ad]. 1 vols. 8vo. Half tan morocco and ribbed cloth. Some light rubbing and fading to upper board. A very good copy. Smith edition. 15 engraved plates. Pp. [i]-lx, [1]-383, [1, ad]. 1 vols. 8vo. This is sometimes called the Gosden edition because it was believed to have been published at the expense of the famous sporting bookbinder, due to the Gosden imprint on most of the plates. This copy is somewhat shorter than those described by Coigney but compares to copy b in plates and advertisements. Coigney 22


'The Compleat Angler' is the most famous book ever published in the literature of sport. It is also a work whose unique celebration of the English countryside has attracted readers around the world since it first appeared in 1653. Izaak Walton issued the final version of his beloved book in 1676. 'The Compleat Angler' is both a manual of instruction and a vision of society in harmony with nature. It guides the novice fisherman on how to catch and cook a variety of fish, on how to select and prepare the best bait and make artificial flies, and on the habits of freshwater fish. It promotes angling as a communal activity in which the bonds of friendship are forged through the shared experience of the natural world. Walton lived through turbulent times and found in nature the best salve for national tragedy and personal sorrow. -




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