WALTON, Izaac & COTTON, Charles

The Compleat Angler, or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing. In Two Parts: the first written by Izaak Walton, the second by Charles Cotton, esq. With the Lives of the Authors: and Notes, Historical, Supplementary, and Explanatory, by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. and the Present Editor [Samuel Bagster] ['Bagster's Second Edition, being the Eighth of this Work: with Improvements and Additions']

Published: London: Printed for Samuel Bagster .. by R. Watts, at Broxbourne, on the River Lea, Herts.

Date: 1815

8vo. [2 (half-title)], 514, [20 (index)]pp., 14 engraved plates (including 2 songs with music and words), numerous other engravings (views, maps, drawings of fish, fascimiles, tables, &c.) printed on text leaves, later (probably late nineteenth century) half red morocco with red cloth sides, spine panelled by gilt decorated and highlighted raised bands, flower tool at panel centres and gilt decorated bands at head and foot of spine,

Bagster first published his improved edition of The Complete Angler in 1808. This, his second edition, improved on that by carefully collating the text with the last edition (1676) published in Walton's lifetime and correcting the "numerous errors which had crept in", by adding a "considerable number of notes, together with some important corrections and additions to those of Sir John Hawkins", by improving on the illustrations, and by extending the index.

a fine bright and particularly fresh copy in a handsome binding.


Offered by P & B Rowan