The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton

Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. being a discourse of rivers, fishponds, fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers. With an introduction by Henry Williamson.

RACKHAM, Arthur

SPECIALLY BOUND COPY WITH ORIGINAL WATERCOLOUR

RACKHAM, Arthur The Compleat Angler by Izaak Walton Or The Contemplative Man's Recreation. being a discourse of rivers, fishponds, fish and fishing not unworthy the perusal of most anglers. With an introduction by Henry Williamson.

Harrap, 1931.

First edition. 4to. Special edition, number two of approximately 10 copies specially bound with an original watercolour by Rackham. Finely bound for the publisher in full crimson levant morocco by Sangorski and Sutcliffe, with raised bands to the spine and Rackham designed piscatorial vignettes to spine compartments and the corners of each cover. Marbled endpapers, top edge gilt others uncut. Signed by Rackham on the limitation page and opposite is a fine original drawing in ink, watercolour and wash, depicting Walton sitting down in an inn, about to be served his fish supper by a barmaid. Twelve colour plates under captioned tissue guards and numerous black and white drawings. A fine copy, bright and crisp with the binding exceptionally well preserved.

This book is one of nine or ten copies of an extra special edition, which is finely bound and contains a unique original watercolour. Copies of Rackham's books with original watercolours rarely come onto the market nowadays.

Stock ID: 40329

£22,500.00

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