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Walton, Izaak, & Charles Cotton. The complete angler; or the contemplative man's recreation. London: William Pickering, 1825. 16mo (10 cm, 3.93"). 2 (adv.), frontis., add. engr. t.-p., xvi, 314, [4 (index)] pp. $250.00
Miniature printing of the fishing classic, from Pickering's "Diamond Classics" series and one of the highlights thereof. The frontispiece and engraved title-page were done by Augustus Fox after Thomas Stothard, and there are => woodcut fish scattered throughout the text, as well as a page of sheet music for the "Angler's Song."
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.
Kelly, Checklist of Books Published by William Pickering, 1825.15; Keynes, William Pickering (rev. ed.), 94. Publisher's plain straight-grained brown cloth, spine with printed paper label; spine sunned, text block pulling away from spine with signature sewing holding; minor shelfwear overall. => A clean and unmarked copy with most signatures unopened. (41936) Please RESHELVE This.
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