London: John major, 1823. Various Artists. 1st thus. Duodecimo. Very Good. Item #13337
Beautiful 1823 copy of the first major edition of Cotton and Walton's essential fishing guide in a binding by Rivere, stamped as such on the verso of the front end paper.
Fourteen copper-plate engravings by Cook, Pye, Smith, Ashby, after Huysmans, Lely, Nash, and Wale, including portraits of Walton and Cotton. Two pages of music and 77 woodcut illustrations.
All edges gilt. Square tight binding. Clean, bright interior of laid paper. Five raised bands on spine with black title label ruled in gilt. Professional archival repairs to boards, and joints, including facsimile front board.
Custom clamshell box with portrait of Walton on the front. A handsome edition of one of the most important outdoor sporting works ever published.