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The compleat angler / with wood engravings by Gertrude Hermes

Izaak Walton

RA Collection: Book

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Variant Title

Half title: The compleat angler of Izaak Walton


Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Limited, 1939

Physical Description

247, [5] p. : ill. ; 18 cm. (pbk).

Series Title

Penguin Books: 238

General Note

With five pages of publishers advertisements at rear.
First published in 1653 by Richard Marriot in London. Walton continued to add to it for a quarter of a century. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. Published by Penguin Books in 1939.

Binding Note

Paperback book with a wrap-round jacket. Yellow paper covers. Both jacket and upper cover bear a black and white wood-engraving by Gertrude Hermes. Spine lettered in black: "The Compleat Angler. Izaak Walton. 238."


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