Item #8737 The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers. Izaak | Walton, Frank Adams.
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers

The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing not Unworthy of Perusal of most Anglers

London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1930. Vellum Binding. Very Good+ binding / near Good dust jacket. Item #8737

Folio. [10], 124 pp., frontis, illus. Limited edition, number 359 of 450 copies. Signed by Adams. As issued, in vellum-backed marbled paper boards with glassing jacket and box. The binding is very bright and well preserved; contents are clean; glassing wrapper is worn at the extremities, but for some minor chipping, it is largely complete. The lidded box, on the other hand, is in pieces and missing one of the rails; nevertheless, mostly present. It appears to have done its job in protecting the book.

A beautifully reprinting of the text of the first edition of Walton's classic, possibly the highlight of fishing literature. The pages are graced with numerous black-and-white decorations in addition to a color frontispiece and nice scenes of gentlemen fishing done in elegantly muted shades of green, blue, and brown by American artist Frank Adams, known for his children's illustrations. A publisher-issued bookplate and box label identify L. Haskell Sweet, a New York businessman, as the original owner. Coigney 308.

Price: $125.00