FISHING - WALTON, Izaak & Charles COTTON. The Complete Angler or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, edited by John Major, London: John C. Nimmo, 1885. 4° (276 x 185mm.), title printed in red and black, etched portrait of Izaak Walton and 7 plates, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with plates by T. Stothard, James Inskip, Edward Hassell and others, and including the 10 hand-coloured engravings of flies at the end from John Jackson's Practical Treatise on Flies. Blue morocco gilt by Henry Sotheran (corners a little bumped, a few light scuff marks to spine), spine gilt in compartments, top edge gilt NUMBER 24 OF 120 COPIES OF THE FIRST NIMMO EDITION.
Joseph CRAWHALL. The Compleatist Angling Booke that ever was writ, Newcastle upon Tyne: Joseph Crawhall, 1881. 4° (277 x 230mm.). Wood-engraved and etched illustrations, some hand-coloured, with a receipt for the book, signed by the author, and one-page autograph letter, signed, to J. P. Heseltine, the subscriber, inserted at the front. Crimson morocco gilt, by Bayntun, spine gilt and black-ruled in compartments, t.e.g. LIMITED TO 100 COPIES. Second Edition. Provenanance: Joseph Crawhall (bookplate); tgether with 4 other books of related interest, Thomas Zouch's The Life of Isaac Walton (London, 1824, extra-illustrated) the Johnstone-Hely-Hutchinson copy, Joseph Crawhall's A Collection of Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers (Newcastle on Tyne, 1864), Andrew Lang's Angling Sketches (London, 1891) and Frederic M. Halford's An Angler's Autobiography (London, 1903, limited to 100 copies signed by the author), all bound in morocco. (6)