The Compleat Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

By: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Price: $700.00

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LIMITED EDITION of 775 copies, this is number 561 SIGNED by Arthur Rackham on the limitation page. 4to. 10 1/2 x 8 inches. (224) pp. Half-title, color frontispiece with captioned tissue guard, title page printed in black and green inks with froggy vignette, Introduction by Henry Williamson, tailpieces, headpieces, occasional inset illustrations in the text, 11 color plates with captioned tissue guards; text clean, unmarked. Full gilt-decorated vellum, illustrated end-papers, top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed; binding square and tight, light soiling to covers, foot of spine bumped. Housed in a slipcase covered in decorative paper; slip case worn. EX LIBRARY copy with Nevada Museum of Art rubber stamps on half-title and recto of rear end-paper. Small printed broadside announcing Harrap's edition of a Rackham illustrated edition of The Night Before Christmas laid in. Otherwise a Very Good copy, but due to ex library status we grade as Good. Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler, first published in 1653, is one of the most reprinted books in the English language. Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. The text here is from the 5th edition, 1676. The book is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Arthur Rackham, English book illustrator, is widely recognized as one of the leading illustrators from the Golden Age of British Book Illustration (circa 1890-1915). See Wikipedia.

Title: The Compleat Angler, or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation, Being a Discourse of Rivers, Fishponds, Fish and Fishing not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers

Author Name: Izaak Walton (1593-1683)

Illustrator: Arthur Rackham (1867-1939)

Categories: Sports,

Edition: Limited Edition.

Publisher: London, George C. Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1931

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Collectible: Good

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: GG818-027

Keywords: Izaak Walton, Arthur Rackham, The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man's Recreation, George C. Harrap, Illustrated Book, Vellum, Limited Edition