The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton, Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood [Second Edition - Late 19th-Century Facsimile Reprint?]

By: Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton

Price: $75.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: VG-


Dark red cloth, paper title label mounted on upper spine panel, gilt top edge, deckled edges. Cloth modestly soiled, sunned spine panel with toned label. Two 1/4" tears at head of spine have been repaired rather amateurishly, though without loss or further damage. Slightly chipped at heel of spine. Former owner signature, dated 1907, on front flyleaf, otherwise unmarked. lviii,416 pp., illus. Firm binding, interior foxed throughout, typical of issue, ranging from light to moderate, and in an instance or two substantial, but still only a cosmetic distraction, with all essentials intact. Despite all evidence to the contrary, a vintage (circa late 19th century) reprint of the second "Major" edition, 1824 (given as MDCCCXXIV on lower title) - the first having been issued a year earlier, in 1823. The volume shows no internal clues except the attribution, on the final page of text, to The Aberdeen University Press Limited, but this sort of cloth binding simply did not exist in 1824 and is quite similar to bindings typically seen in the 1870s-90s, nor did the sort of polished paper on which the engravings are reproduced. A collectible copy nonetheless.

Title: The Complete Angler of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton, Extensively Embellished with Engravings on Copper and Wood [Second Edition - Late 19th-Century Facsimile Reprint?]

Author Name: Walton, Izaak, and Charles Cotton

Categories: Literature: Novels/Stories, Drama, Modern 1sts, Imprints & Bindings, Firearms, Munitions, Hunting/Fishing,

Edition: Second Edition

Publisher: London, John Major, Fleet-Street: 1824

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: VG-

Jacket Condition: Not Issued

Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall

Seller ID: 028998