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|Genre/Form:||Early works to 1800
Poetry Early works to 1800
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Izaak Walton; William Wynne Ryland; Samuel Wale; Thomas Smith; Charles Cotton; John Hawkins; Henry Lawes; Nicholas? Laneare; H Roberts; Peter Lely; William Oldys
|Notes:||Horizontal chainlines; Part II has separate pagination; register continuous.
The first edition edited by Sir John Hawkins; a reprint of the 1676 edition. cf. Oliver.
Dedication signed: John Hawkins.
Includes verse and songs (two with engraved music).
Part II has a special t.p.: The complete angler: Part II. Being instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream ... London. M. DCC. LX.
Two biographies are added to this edition, one of Walton by Hawkins, and one of Cotton by William Oldys.
"The life of Mr. Izaak Walton.": p. [xi]-lvi (1st group); "Some account of the life and writings of Charles Cotton ... ": p. [iii]-xlviii (4th group), signed: W.O.
Two songs, with music: "Like hermit poor in pensive place obscure ... ", signed: Mr. Nic. Laneare: Plate V; and "The angler's song", set by H. Lawes: Plate VI.
Headbands; initials; tail-pieces; rules, throughout.
Nine of the plates are engraved by William Wynne Ryland after Samuel Wale. There are two plates of music and ca. eighteen cuts of fish. Plates XI and X are engraved by H. Roberts; plate IX is unsigned but probably also by Roberts. The two small views on plate XIII are engraved by Ryland after T. Smith (Thomas Smith of Derby?). The special t.p. to Part II is illustrated with an engraved monogram of an intertwined CC and IW [Charles Cotton and Izaak Walton. Charles Cotton dedicated his work "To my most worthy father and friend, Mr. Izaak Walton, the elder." The portrait of Cotton is engraved by Ryland after P. Lely.
|Description:||lvi, xxii, 303, , xlviii, iv, ii, iv, 128,  pages, 16 leaves of plates : illustrations, 1 portrait, music ; 17 cm (8vo)|
|Other Titles:||Compleat angler.
Contemplative man's recreation