The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation
by Walton and Charles Cotton, Isaak
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889. Limited Edition. Both volumes of the this two volume set are in near fine condition in 3/4 light brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards with five raised bands on the spines with gilt tool work and gilt text in the six compartments. The end sheets are of a matching marbled paper. One of only 500 copies printed with this copy identified as number 5 on the copyright page. With an introduction by James Russell Lowell. Illustrated with two frontispiece portraits of the authors and etchings throughout by Halrow, Absalon and Inskipp as well as vignette engravings within the texts. 455 pages followed by an index. An extremely beautiful set with no prior ownership markings or book plates. (Inventory #: TB28545)
Collectible First Editions by 20th Century Authors of Nature, Natural History, Historical Fiction, Nautical Fiction & Americana; Rivers of America, Lakeside Classics and the American Guide Series
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