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In his introduction to this wonderful book, Andrew Lang wrote, "To write on Walton is, indeed, to hold a candle to the sun. The editor has been content to give a summary of the chief, or rather the only known, events in Walton's long life, adding a notice of his character as displayed in his Biographies and in 'The Compleat Angler', with comments on the ancient and modern practice of fishing, illustrated by passages from Walton's fore-goers and contemporaries. Like all editors of Walton, he owes much to his predecessors, Sir John Hawkins, Oldys, Major, and, above all, to the learned Sir Harris Nicolas. The text here reprinted is, in the main, that of Sir Harris Nicolas, which was printed from Walton's Fifth Edition, 1676, the last that was revised by the author."
What hunting camp or summer house could be complete without a copy of "The Compleat Angler?"
A small, cloth-bound book.
xliv + 215 pages, plus8 pages of publisher's list; approximately 4 1/4 " x 6 5/8";bright
orange cloth with title, etc in gold on spine; Vignette device stamped in blind on front board; decorated end-papers; top edge dyed
Clean and presentable with the following imperfections noted:
BOARDS - Mild edge wear , else clean and bright
SPINE - Mild compression and abrasion to extremities ... discoloration at head of spine, corresponding to edge loss of dust-jacket's spine panel top extremity ... else clean and presentable
HINGES / BINDING - Solid
PAGE EDGES - Clean
END PAPERS - Clean
INTERIOR - Clean and presentable throughout
DUST JACKET - Small loss and chipping along the edges (most noticeably at spine panel extremities; mild surface rub and a bit of surface abrasion ... spine panel is much faded and has some humidity-related surface irregularities and darkening on the reverse (not so very egregious) .... else clean and presentable ... the front is bright and displays nicely under protective mylar cover.