Walton, Isaak & Cotton, Charles The Complete Angler, Or Contemplative Man's Recreation; 1775
London: Printed for John, Francis, and Charles Rivington, 1775. A Fine Hardcover.
Title Continues: ... Being A Discourse On Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, And Fishing. In Two Parts: The First written by Mr. Izaak Walton, The Second by Charles Cotton, Esq; With The Lives Of The Authors, And Notes, Historical, Critical, and Explanatory. By Sir John Hawkins, Knt. The Third Edition. Two Parts in One [The Compleat Angler]
Rebound by James Tapley of Sarasota, Florida in dark blue full calf in an 18th century-style, with five raised spine bands. Spine labels of gilt on black goat. Edges trimmed and gilted. Endpages renewed. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, moderate age-toning. 12mo; 7 inches tall; lxxviii, (1), 303; (1) 128, [8. index]
Illustrated with 15 engravings: with 2 copper-plate frontispieces 14 full-page engraved plates by Ryland after drawings by Wale and text-illustrations depicting several kinds of river-fish and the implements used in angling and views of the Principal Scenes described in the book as in the earlier Hawkins editions.
Two Parts in One. The Hawkins - Third Edition; Printed at the Bible and Crown in St. Paul's Church Yard and T. Calson in Stationer's Court.
Ref: Oliver 12; Gingrich, 27ff; Coigney 12; Westwood & Satchell, 343