RARE 1st Samuel Bagster Edition/London 1808/The Complete Angler/Isaac Walton

This is the first Samuel Bagster printed edition of the great English classic of 1653. The Complete Angler ; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, Fish, and Fishing. In Two Parts, the First Written by Mr. Isaac Walton; the Second of Charles Cotton, Esq., with the Lives of the Authors: and Notes Historial, Critical, Supplementary and Explanatory; by Sir John Hawkins, Knt. Walton, Isaac; Cotton, Charles; Hawkins, Sir John. Published by Samuel Bagster, London, 1808. Seventh Edition, sympathetically rebound in period style: 3/4 leather and marbled boards, raised bands on spine, red leather label plus engraved frontispiece and owner's signature. Numerous illustrations.

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