WALTON, Izaak (1593-1683). -- COTTON, Charles (1630-1687). Compleat Angler. Edited by Sir Harris Nicolas. London: William Pickering, 1836.
2 volumes, 4to. Half-titles, titles printed in red and black, engraved headpieces and illustrations throughout, numerous engraved plates. Contemporary green morocco gilt, spines in 5 compartments with 4 wide raised bands gilt, gilt-lettered in 2, the rest gilt, edges gilt (some light wear to joints, spine ends, and corners).
The First Nicolas edition. "One of the best, possibly the very best of...[the 146 editions of The Compleat Angler published between 1836 and 1901] was the superb edition edited by Sir Harris Nicolas for Pickering with engravings after Stothard, Inskipp and others" (Percy Muir, Victorian Illustrated Books, 1971, p.21).
Property from the Collection of Rhoda H. Clark and The Monastery Hill Bindery
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