WALTON, Isaac (1593-1683) and COTTON, Charles (1630-1687)

The compleat angler.

London: Printed for S. Bagster, in the Strand, 1810. 12 mo (13 x 17 cm). [18], 246, [2] pp.
Complete and similar to as Coigney No 20 copy B. All edges gilt, 6 fish engravings to text, on thicker paper, 2 plates of music.

EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 17 (instead of 16 as mentioned in Coigny No 20 copy B) full-page proofs of the fish engravings by Audinet, all HAND COLOURED : chub, trout, grayling, salmon, pike, carp, bream, tench, pearch, eel, barbel, gudgeon, bleak, roach, dace, loach, bull-head.

Presentation inscription pasted on innerside frontpaper to the Earl Of Marlborough with coat of arms Domine Dirige Nos, contents clean, original leather binding unevenly darkened and attractively rubbed, old reback. Spine has remnants of a giltlettered label and 4 fishes. Tight hinges. A handsome copy. Coigney, Izaak Walton, 1653-1987, 1989.

Price: € 800


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