THE COMPLEAT ANGLER PART II: BEING INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO ANGLE FOR A TROUT  OR GRAYLING IN A CLEAR STREAM. By Charles Cotton. With an afterword by  John McDonald.

THE COMPLEAT ANGLER PART II: BEING INSTRUCTIONS HOW TO ANGLE FOR A TROUT OR GRAYLING IN A CLEAR STREAM. By Charles Cotton. With an afterword by John McDonald.

QUILL GORDON. By John McDonald.

QUILL GORDON. By John McDonald.

THE COMPLEAT ANGLER. By Izaak Walton and Charles Cotton. Edited with an introduction by Richard Le Gallienne. Illustrated by Edmund H. New.

(1653) 1985 reprint of 1897 edition. 8vo (158 x 226mm). Pplxxxiv,428,xiv. Illuminated capitals, b/w illustrations by Edmund H. New. Green boards, spine titled in gilt.

This edition is reprinted from the 1897 Bodley Head edition. Included at the rear is Hi-Regan's "Angler's Calendar". Chapters include: Part I: Conference betwixt an angler, a hunter, and a falconer, each commending his recreation; Observations of the otter and chub; How to fish for, and to dress, the chavender or chub; Observations of the nature and breeding of the trout, and how to fish for him, and the milkmaid's song; More directions how to fish for, and how to make for the trout an artificial minnow and fly, and some merriment; Observations of the umber or grayling, and directions how to fish for him; Observations of the salmon,. with directions how to fish for him; Observations of the luce or pike, with directions how to fish for him; Observations of the carp, with directions how to fish for him; Observations of the bream, and directions how to catch him; Observations of the tench, and advice how to angle for him; Observations of the eel, and other fish that want scales, and how to fish for them; Observations of the barbel, and directions how to fish for him; Observations of the gudgeon, the ruffe, and the bleak, and how to fish for them; Is of nothing; Of roach and dace, and how to fish for them, and of cadis; Of the minnow or penk, of the loach, and of the bull-head or miller's thumb; Of several rivers, and some observations of fish; Of fish-ponds, and how to order them; Directions for making of a line, and for the colouring of both rod and line. Part II: Instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream by Charles Cotton. Conference betwixt a country gentleman proficient in the art of fly-fishing and a traveller who becomes his pupil; Observations of the principal rivers in Derbyshire, Viator lodges at Piscator Junior's house; conference containg an account of Mr. Cotton's fishing house; Of angling for trout or grayling at the 'top,' at the 'middle' and at the 'bottom'; Of fly-fishing and fly-making; A pracitcal lesson in fly-fishing for trout and grayling; Of artificial flies for the months of January, February, march, April, and May, showing also how to dib or dape with the Green-Drake or May-Fly, and how to make that famous fly artificially; Of the Stone-Fly, also a list of flies for June, July, August, September, October, November, and December, with some remarks on the Green-Drake and Stone-Fly and on poaching; A short dialogue, Viator fishes by himself; Directions how to dress a trout or grayling; Of angling at the bottom for trout or grayling; Of angling at the middle for trout or grayling, farewell of Viator with Piscator Junior. Appended are 14 letters and poems by Walton, Cotton's verses to Walton on his 'Life of Donne', bibliography of The compleat Angler, books referred to in The Compleat Angler, Walton's books in the Cathedral Library at Salisbury, Walton on His Own Times, 35 pages of notes explaining points in the text, The 12-page Anglers' Calendar compiled by 'Hi Regan'.
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Author Walton (Izaak) and Cotton (Charles).
Book Code 47177
ISBN 1851700196 / 1851700196
Book Description Spine slightly shaken, uniform slight browning but good copy in like dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1985
Publisher Bracken Books.
Place London.