Jun 07, 2017 - Sale 2450

Sale 2450 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 300 - $ 500
(ANGLING.) Walton, Izaak; and Cotton, Charles; R.B. Marston, editor. The Compleat Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. 54 photogravure plates by P.H. Emerson and George Bankart, each with captioned tissue overlays, 3 maps and profusion of in-text wood engraved vignettes. 2 volumes. 4to, 11 1/4x8 3/4 inches, original 1/2 green morocco over centrally gilt monogrammed cloth boards, top edge gilt, others uncut, worn, spines a bit faded; some foxing mostly affecting preliminaries; bookplate of Charles Stewart Hardy, his ownership markings on front endpaper and title-pages. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1888

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Lea and Dove demy quarto edition, number 237 of 500 copies signed by R.B. Marston. The 100th edition of this classic seventeenth century discourse on angling with much biographical and bibliographical information added to the waters. "Piscator: Trust me, Scholar, I have caught many a Trout in a particular meadow, that the very shape and the enamell'd colour of him hath been such, as hath joyed me to look on him; and I have then with much pleasure concluded with Solomon, Every thing is beautiful in his season".