The Complete Angler by Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton (John C. Nimmo, 1889)
The Complete Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation of Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton
edited by John Major
London: John C. Nimmo, 1889
Illustrated with eight etchings by Benjamin Damman (1835–1921), and seventy-four wood engravings.
Hardback – publisher’s cloth with gilt titles to spine and front board, gilt decoration front, page-block with top edge gilt. xv, 445pp plus eight b/w plates. 8.5 x 6 inches approx. (216mm x 155mm).
Covers lightly rubbed and worn to extremities; spine sunned and discoloured (not as severe as the accompanying images suggest); cloth rubbed a little thin in places to spine hinges but holding well. Endpapers foxed and spotted; foxed to preliminaries and final pages but generally clean throughout; spotting to page edges; some pages remain uncut.
Overall, a nice copy – presents well.
*ref. : Izaak Walton – A New Bibliography 1653-1987 by Rodolphe L. Coigney (James Cummins, 1989)