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THE COMPLEAT ANGLER - WALTON - EASTON PRESS
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THE COMPLEAT ANGLER - WALTON - EASTON PRESS

£40.00

The Compleat Angler by Izzak Walton, with instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream, by Charles Cotton

 SPECIAL COLLECTOR'S EDITION PUBLISHED BY THE EASTON PRESS 1996

"When I have told the Reader, that in this fifth impression there are many enlargements, gathered both by my own observations and the communication with friends, I shall stay him no longer than to wish him a rainy evening to read this following Discourse; and that, if he is an honest Angler, the east wind may never blow when he goes a-fishing." I.W.

Chapters include:

A Conference betwixt an Angler, a Hunter, and a Falconer, each commending his Recreation - Observations of the Otter and Chub, How to fish for, and to dress the Chavender, or the Chub - Observations of the Nature and Breeding of the Trout, and how to fish for him. And the Milkmaid's song - More Directions how to fish for, and how to make for the Trout and Artificial Minnow and Flies, with some Merriment - Observations on the Umber or Grayling, Salmon, Pike, Carp, Bream, Tench, Perch, Eel, Barbel, Gudgeon, Ruffe, Bleak, Roach and Dace and Directions how to fish for them... 

Bound in genuine leather, with gold tooling to covers and spine, moire silk endpapers, silk marker ribbon, printed on archival quality paper especially milled for this edition,     all edges gilt, 20 coloured plates, 316 pages

Condition: An excellent copy in fine condition, with original bookplate unattached.

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