The Compleat Angler

Being Instructions how to angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream. Part II

[WALTON, Izaak] COTTON, Charles

[WALTON, Izaak] COTTON, Charles The Compleat Angler Being Instructions how to angle for a Trout or Grayling in a clear Stream. Part II

Printed for Richard Marriott, and Henry Brome, 1676.

First edition of Cotton's continuation. Small 8vo. [8]+111+[1] pp. Finely bound in later full morocco by Riviere, with raised bands and gilt elaboration to spine and triple ruled border to covers, elaborate dentelles and all edges gilt. Engraved cipher to title page. A near fine copy with the title page closely cropped but complete and fresh internally with the binding in fine condition.

Walton's Angler was first published 1653 with three revised and enlarged editions quickly following. For the fifth edition, Walton invited his close friend and fellow angler, Charles Cotton to contribute a continuation mainly devoted to fly fishing. This was published as 'part two' of the fifth edition of Walton's Angler and in conjunction with the fourth edition of Venables's The Experienc'd Angler the three works were published under the collective title of the The Universal Angler, but each of the works was also available to be bought individually.
That edition was the last to be published in Walton's lifetime, however, "The union of Walton and Cotton has been perpetuated in all subsequent reprints..." - Thomas Westwood (The Chronicle of The Compleat Angler)

Westwood p.14

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