Walton, Izaak and Arthur Rackham
The Compleat Angler or the Contempletive Man's Recreation Being a Discourse of Rivers Fish ponds Fish and Fishing not unworthy the Perusal of most Anglers.
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London: George G. Harrap, 1931. Reprinted from the fifth edition (1676), the last revised by Walton, by permission of John Lane the Bodley Head (pp. frontis, 224). Twelve colour plates, additional head and tail-pieces, decorative endpapers, etc., by Arthur Rackham. Quarto (25.5 cm) in blue cloth, gilt titles to cover and spine, t.e.g. Absent dust jacket, minor wear to tips, top and bottom edges of spine rubbed. A handsome edition of Walton's masterpiece, enhanced by Rackham's famous colour illustrations where tree trunks might be the forelegs of some large, quiet animal and a gypsie's ragged skirt a sylvan fairy's dress. A clean, bright copy.
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