The Complete Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation
by Walton, Izaak; Cotton, Charles; Lowell, James Russell
Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, 1889 2018-01-04. Reissue. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 1898 printing. Spine & board edges faded, ink name & date on front endpaper. 1889 Hard Cover. lxxvi, 465 pp. 8vo. 'First published in 1653, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler celebrates the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Walton infused his work with anecdotes and commentaries on catching and preparing everything from carp to trout, chub to pike. The Compleat Angler is as fresh and relevant today as it was two and a half centuries ago. The Compleat Angler continues to be must reading for every new generation of fishermen (and fisher women!) who have ever picked up a pole, line and lure to set forth on one of human kind's oldest pastimes -- fishing. Undoubtedly, its most enduring distinction--what's raised an essential sporting how-to to the level of literary classic--is the one cast off by its subtitle The Contemplative Man's Recreation with its graceful evocations of a life free from hurly-burly in the company of friends intent on physical and moral sustenance.
(Inventory #: 2172099)
Literature, American & Military History, General Antiquarian
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