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    Izaak Walton; Joseph Crawhall [illustrator]. Two Copies of Izaak Walton: His Wallet Book. London: Field & Tuer, The Leadenhall Press, 1885. First limited edition and first trade edition. Izaak Walton: His Wallet Book. London: Field & Tuer; The Leadenhall Press, 1885. First edition, limited "large paper" edition of 100 copies, of which this is number 12, signed by the publishers to the copyright page. Large octavo. Unpaginated.

    [Together with]: Another Copy. London: Field & Tuer; The Leadenhall Press, 1885. First trade edition. Octavo. Unpaginated.

    Illustrated with woodcuts by Joseph Crawhall. Uniformly bound in publisher's full vellum decorated in gilt. Boards gently bowed, minor edgewear, somewhat rubbed and soiled, minor foxing to spine of limited edition, limited edition lacking ties, trade edition with ribbon ties somewhat worn and soiled. Both with beige cloth pockets to pastedowns, in the style of a file-folder, lettered in black, with amusing labels like "Baccy"; "Fysshe Tales I believe" (a very small pocket), "Fysshe Tales I don't believe" (a much larger pocket), and others; minor foxing to cloth. Internally generally clean, deckle edges; text blocks unevenly toned, minor offsetting and foxing, text block edges toned with moderate wear, limited edition with a few pages reinforced along gutter and bookplate of Dean Sage (noted book collector and sportsman) to foot of title page. Very good.


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