The Sporting & Wildlife Sale | 24 April 2013
[Crawhall (Joseph)] - The Compleatest Angling Booke that Ever was writ,
Sold for £250
The Compleatest Angling Booke that Ever was writ,
second edition, one of 100 copies, signed and inscribed by the author to "Thomas Satchell from his friend Joseph Crawhall with kind regards" at head of first page of text, etched, woodcut and wood-engraved vignettes and illustrations by the author, Joseph Crawhall III, James Guthrie and W. Chapman throughout, some hand-coloured, with prospectus, subscription form and a few sample pages and other additional material bound in at end , some foxing, worst at beginning and end, bookplate of Sir John Dodd and with his pencil inscription to front free endpaper, later half green morocco, spine gilt in compartments with angling motifs, t.e.g., others uncut, spine faded, lower corners slightly bumped, [Thacher p.131; W&S p.69], 4to, Newcastle upon Tyne, Andrew Reid, 1881.
⁂ An excellent association copy belonging to the famous piscatorial bibliographer . The additional material at the end comprises 2 plates from the first edition of 1859 which was limited to 40 copies only (etched reproduction of the famous woodcut from Berners's Treatise of Fysshynge and a portrait of Izaak Walton), plus pp.61-68 & 85-92 and 4 plates from Border Notes & Mixty Maxty of 1880 (limited to 50 copies), all tipped into larger leaves and inscribed "Remainders" at head of p.61 in Crawhall's hand.
Wednesday 24 April 2013, 10.00am
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