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    Izaak Walton. The Complete Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Rivers Fish and Ponds Fish and Fishing. And Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton. London: William Pickering, 1836. Large paper edition, extra illustrated. Two volumes extended to four royal octavo volumes (10.875 x 7.375 inches; 276 x 188 mm.). [18], 4, clxiv; [4], 4, 129, [1, blank]; [4], 4, [131]-320; [6], 4, [clxv]-ccxii, [2], [323]-436, [32, index] pages. Original sixty-one plates, with over 600 additional illustrations, including a dual folding view of London before and after the Great Fire of 1666. Contemporary red morocco, spine tooled in gilt with five raised bands; boards with gilt-ruled border, gilt fillet decorations, and gilt inside dentelles with dark blue morocco inlays; all text block edges trimmed, top edges gilt; marbled endpapers. Fairly minor wear to extremities of bindings, with a couple of isolated scratches to boards. Text block edges softly dulled; mild dust-soiling along top edge; bookplate at recto of each front flyleaf; occasional foxing, spotting, and discoloration scattered throughout interior; folding plate a bit worn at fore-edge. Very good overall.

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    March, 2020
    4th Wednesday
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