London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
WALTON, Izaak (1593-1683). The Compleat Angler. London: George G. Harrap, 1931. 4°. Half title, title printed in green and black, coloured frontispiece and 11 plates by Arthur Rackham, illustrations (some very light spotting to half title/limitation leaf). Original vellum gilt, top edges gilt, others uncut, slipcase. NUMBER 209 OF 775 COPIES SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. Latimore & Haskell p.66; Riall p.175; Oliver 276.
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