Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice


    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.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    March, 2020
    4th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 746

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    25% on the first $300,000 (minimum $49), plus 20% of any amount between $300,000 and $3,000,000, plus 12.5% of any amount over $3,000,000 per lot.

    Sold on Mar 4, 2020 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 September 25 - 26 Including the Mahoney Collection of George Washington Inaugural Buttons. Americana & Political Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    The resulting auction of my property overwhelmed me. I want to thank Tom Slater and the Heritage team for a very satisfactory experience and profitable result with my historical consignment.
    Henry L.,
    Lexington, KY
    View More Testimonials receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source:

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search