Allan Bell, 1836, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Later
Walton and Cotton's Complete Angler, London: Allan Bell & Co., 1836. 12mo, reprinted 1833 Rennie edition, pp. 328, green cloth boards with gilt lettering and decoration to spine, frontis portrait of Izaak Walton and one plate showing his house, plus illustrations in text, edited by James Rennie with lives and notes by Sir John Hawkins. The Rennie version eventually ran to 8 editions -- readers never seem to get enough of this book. Thomas Westwood Catalogue, 373. The present copy is an Edinburgh reissue of the first, although Izaak Walton - A Bibliography 46 considers it a 9th edition. Condition of this book: Chips in covers, 3-inch split in front joint with spine cloth detached there, soiled endpages, overall good and sound. Size: 12mo. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Sports & Pastimes; 19th century; Antiquarian & Rare. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 54255.