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)