The Complete [Compleat] Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton: extensively embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from original Drawings and Paintings, by first-rate Artists. FIRST MAJOR EDITION

Izaak WALTON and Charles COTTON.

Editorial: John Major, Fleet-Street, adjoining Serjeant's-Inn,, 1823
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Librería: Island Books (Thakeham, West Sussex, Reino Unido)
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Título: The Complete [Compleat] Angler of Izaak ...

Editorial: John Major, Fleet-Street, adjoining Serjeant's-Inn,

Año de publicación: 1823

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Edición: 1st Edition


8vo., First Major Edition, with a copper-engraved portrait frontispiece, engraved title-vignette, 13 fine copper-engraved plates (including 2 of music scores) and 77 woodcut illustrations and decorations in the text, some light offsetting from frontispiece to title, some very light and inoffensive spotting to some margins, neat later nineteenth century inscription on blank preliminary; most attractively bound in mid-nineteenth full speckled brown calf, boards with decorative gilt frame border, back with five raised bands tooled in gilt, second compartment with black leather label framed and lettered in gilt, all other compartments elaborately ruled and tooled in gilt, marbled edges, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, backstrip lightly pulled at head and tail else an attractive copy of a perennial classic in period binding. The first Major edition is based on the fifth edition of 1676, the last published during Walton's lifetime, and printed by Nicol at the Shakespeare Press. Major's typically extensive notes occupy pp.395-406. The plates are engraved by Cook and Pye from the old drawings by Wale which had been 'greatly heightened in the effect, by the pencil of Mr. Frederick Nash' (W&S). Coigny 23; Oliver 23; Slater p.28; Westwood & Satchell p.225. N° de ref. de la librería 21796

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