London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
CRAWHALL, Joseph. The Compleatest Angling Booke that ever was writ ..., Newcastle upon Tyne: Andrew Reid, 1881, 4, 7 plates and one leaf of music not included in the pagination, illustrations throughout, many full page, some colour-printed or hand-coloured, final colophon leaf also unpaginated (pp. 219-220 slightly spotted at lower margin), original black calf (covers detached). With a loosely-inserted invoice for the book from W. W. Sabin to A. Petit, dated 6 June 1889, for 8.
SECOND EDITION. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES ON LARGE PAPER, published at 5 guineas. The first edition of 1859 has an even smaller limitation of 40 copies. According to Westwood and Satchell, the second edition was more ambitious, containing "all the old plates and nearly as many new ones, all displaying the humorous feeling and artistic skill which give Mr. Crawhall's works a place apart among angling books." W. & S. p. 70; Petit 636.
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