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

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

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. A New Edition with an Introduction by Andrew Lang, and  illustrated by E.J. Sullivan. Coigney 17

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. A New Edition with an Introduction by Andrew Lang, and illustrated by E.J. Sullivan. Coigney 17

QUILL GORDON. By John McDonald.

1972 1st US edition. 4to (205 x 259mm). Ppx,196,xv. Colour plates of flies, b/w illustrations. Gilt fly motif and author's monogram in gilt roundel to cream linen, spine titled in gilt.

"A fly-fisherman's feast of rare items from the author's streamside experiences and from his perusal of fascinating historical curiosities in angling lore". Essays on Berners, Walton, Cotton, Gordon, Bethune, early flies, steelhead, Yellowstone. Good colour plates of flies, including those of Berners. "Two fine artists, John Atherton and John Langley Howard, painted the trout and salmon flies shown on these pages from models supplied by the author and the noted fisheries biologist and angler, Dwight Webster. The paintings, widely regarded as modern classics of angling, have been unavailable for a long time". Colour plates of these paintings appear between pages 52 and 53, and are discussed in Chapter 10. Chapters include: Quill gordon; the origins of angling; Gordon and American fly-fishing; The Bergdorf Goodman fly; Green Drake eyes; Yellowstone waters; Armstrong's Creek; All the big ones got away; Canyon fishing for steelhead; Salmon flies; The first modern trout flies; Dame Juliana; the first known essay on sport fishing - The Treatise of Fishing with an Angle; The first known essay on fly-fishing - Part II of The Compleat Angler, by charles Cotton; An early essay on American fly-fishing, by George Washington Bethune.
£25.00
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Book Code
47408
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Author McDonald (John). (1906-1998).
Book Code 47408
ISBN 0394469895 / 0394469895
Book Description Boards slightly bowed, browning to cloth, stains to end-papers, browning to edges, smells musty. Good in tanned and slightly frayed dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1972
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf.
Place New York.