The Compleat Angler Or the Contemplative Man's Recreation
Izaak Walton, Illustrated by Arthur Rackham
A charming, scarce edition, original, gilt decorated vellum with minor soiling and rubbing. Light foxing to illustrated end-papers and initial/last pages, else Fine. Limited to seven hundred and seventy-five copies, of which this is No. 161, signed by illustrator Arthur Rackham. Latimore, Haskell p. 66-67; Coigney 312;
Izaak Walton's famous Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the perusal of Anglers was originally published in 1653. The text is from the fifth edition of 1676, the last to be revised by the author, but the spelling is modernized. Includes twelve color illustrations by Arthur Rackham.