Walton's Complete Angler 1808 Extra-Illustrated
Title: 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
Author: Walton, Izaak & Charles Cotton
Description: , vi, 7-512 pp. Illustrated with 17 copper-engraved plates, including a hand-colored frontispiece and 2 music plates; extra-illustrated with an additional 35 plates including 7 hand-colored. (8vo) 20.5x12.5 cm (8x5"), finely bound by Bayntun-Riviere in full green morocco, covers ruled in gilt, spine with gilt-lettered and appropriately decorated compartments divided by raised bands, all edges gilt. 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.
Heading: Place Published: London
Publisher: Samuel Bagster
Date Published: 1808
Light foxing; fine.