The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton (J. M. Dent, [2nd edition 1906]) Everyman’s Library
The Compleat Angler
by Izaak Walton, introduction by Andrew Lang
J. M. Dent & Co., reprint [July 1906]
A copy of the second printing of the Everyman’s Library edition of ‘The Compleat Angler’.
As detailed in the 1908 third printing of this edition the first and second printings were March and July 1906 respectively, both being undated and seemingly identical to each other. Coigney* describes a difference in typeface size to the spine title block, the second printing being larger at 35mm x 23mm.
Gilt design to spine signed with initials ‘RW’, this being Reginald L. Knowles (1879-1950).
Hardback. Publishers brown/terracotta textured cloth with gilt title and decoration to spine; blind rules and emblem to front board; decorated endpapers. pp  blank, [i-vii], viii-xliv, , -215,  blank. Size: 7 x 4.5 inches approx. (176mm x 111mm).
Light wear and rubbing to cloth at extremities; a touch dusty. Age-toning/offsetting to endpapers and adjacent pages; occasional foxing and dustiness but generally pages clean throughout.
Overall, light wear but otherwise a nicely preserved copy – lovely.
ref. [1065.0] A Guide to Collecting Everyman’s Library by Terry Seymour (AuthorHouse, 2005)
ref. : Izaak Walton – A New Bibliography 1653-1987 by Rodolphe L. Coigney (James Cummins, 1989)*