Compleat Angler 1905 Izaak Walton Caradoc Press Limited #199 Fishing MeditationBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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The Compleat Angler: or the Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing Not Unworthy the Perusal of Most Anglers, by Izaak Walton.
Published 1905, Bedford Park by the Caradoc Press.
155  pages. Text in English. Frontis portrait signed by engraved in pencil, protected by original tissue guard, facing engraved half title.
Limited edition, #199 of 350, hand made paper. Colophon at rear.
Book is only the original sewn text block, now protected by two old lovely leather boards not original to the book. Both covers detached and loose, no leather spine to book. Poor physical exterior, clean and tight interior.
Book is 115 years old and shows some signs of handling and time. Book is not new or in "new" condition.
Still attractive on the shelf. Book displays a pleasing and unique age patina, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive. Offered at less than 1/5 the value of an example with original covers, a copy priced for rebinding if desired or an inexpensive example of a well printed small press book.
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Book Measures c. 9" H x 5 7/8" W.