In a Gorgeous Bayntun Rivière Binding for Asprey

    James Thorpe (illustrator). Izaak Walton. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation: being a Discourse of Fish & Fishing not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers. London New York Toronto: Hodder & Stoughton, [n.d., 1911].

    First Hodder trade edition. Quarto. [xvi], 167 pages. With twenty-five color plates tipped in on green inserted paper.

    A wonderful full black morocco binding by Bayntun Rivière for Asprey London, with gilt rules, gilt inner frame device with gilt floral cornerpieces and color leather inlays in the shape of a fisherman on the front board. Spine decoratively tooled and titled in gilt inside five raised bands. Gilt rules, gilt inner frame device with gilt floral cornerpieces and central gilt device on rear board. Boards edges ruled in gilt. Elaborate gilt turn-ins. Marbled endpapers. Stamp-signed in blind by Bayntun on the bottom edge of the front pastedown. All edges gilt. Original front wrapper bound in at rear. Minimal wear to boards. Light, very occasional foxing. A near fine copy in a gorgeous binding.

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