The Complete Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation

By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

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LIMITED EDITION of 600 copies printed by D. B. Updike of the Merrymount Press, Boston. 8vo. 7 1/8 x 4 7/8 inches. (xxxii), (325) pp. Introduction by Bliss Perry, decorations by William Addison Dwiggins; text clean, unmarked. Quarter black cloth, decorative paper over boards, spine decorated and titled in gilt, top edge stained green; binding square and tight, edges toned, faint rubbing. Very Good. Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, first published in 1653, is one of the most reprinted books in the English language. This particular volume was designed by Daniel Berkeley Updike, an American printer and designer. He and his Merrymount Press were known for their clean and beautiful designs, and set the standard for both commercial and fine printing in twentieth-century America.

Title: The Complete Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation

Author Name: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Categories: Angling,

Edition: First Edition, thus

Publisher: Boston, C. E. Goodspeed & Co.: 1928

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SFK418-033

Keywords: Izaak Walton, The Complete Angler, Bliss Perry, W. A. Dwiggins, Daniel Berkeley Updike, Merrymount Press, Graphic Design, Typography