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    A Profusely Extra-Illustrated Copy of The Complete Angler

    Isaak Walton and Charles Cotton. The Complete Angler of Isaak Walton and Charles Cotton: Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood, from Original Paintings and Drawings, by First-Rate Artists. London: John Major, 1823.

    Octavo. 412 pages plus ads. Extensively extra-illustrated with numerous engravings from earlier editions through 1844 and with a two-page signed watercolor facing page 3.

    Near contemporary full black morocco with gilt spine titles and decorations and five raised bands. Single line gilt border to covers with gilt fish and basket corner devices. Single-ruled gilt inner dentelles stamped with gilt fish corner pieces. All edges gilt. Minor shelf wear to boards. Occasional foxing, heavier to a few plates. Two bookplates. A handsome, unique copy.

    Drayton Manor bookplate of Sir Robert Peel, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1834-1835 and again from 1841-1846, affixed to the front pastedown.


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    April, 2011
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