The Complete Angler. Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a Discourse of Rivers, Fish-ponds, Fish and Fishing Writers... and Instructions how to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream
Two volumes. Small 4to. (xvi), ccxii, (ii), 129, (1); (iv), (131)-436, (32) pp. Fine contemporary green full morocco by Hayday, spines with raised bands, gilt lettered direct to three panels, gilt vignettes to two and ciphered gilt initials to another, the boards with ornate twin gilt borders and central gilt vignettes, gilt inner dentelles, all edges gilt, near contemporary gift inscription to William Ewart Gold from his father dated 1847 on the front flyleaf of volume I, a note on blue letter paper addressed the books to him on the occasion of his 21st birthday signed "E.G.". 14 plates, including 4 portraits and 2 facsimile titles, plus 47 engravings and headpieces in the text. Occasional foxing, very mild fading to the spines, a delightful set overall.
Author WALTON, Izaak & COTTON, Charles.