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The Compleat Angler: Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation (Modern Library)

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The 1676 fifth edition of this timeless classic is reproduced with stunning nineteenth-century woodcuts and engravings and an Introduction by Howell Raines.

The Compleat Angler is about how to dream, and that is why we love it". — Howell Raines

Since its first publication in 1653, Izaak Walton's classic celebration of the joys of fishing has captivated anglers and nature lovers with its timeless advice and instruction. Cast in the form of a dialogue between the experienced angler Piscator and his pupil Viator, the book details methods tot catching, eating, and savoring all varieties of freshwater fish found in the lovely English countryside.

Howell Raines, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author of Fly Fishing Through the Midlife Crisis, has provided the Introduction and writes. "The book has lasted so long because fishing has a mystery at its heart. The quest for fish mirrors a more ambitious quest, that search for dreaming contentment that kept Walton on the stream well into the last decade of his ninety years".

This unique edition includes reproductions of etchings and woodcuts from the Major edition of 1844.

Synopsis:

Since its first publication in 1653, Izaak Walton's classic celebration of the joys of fishing has captivated anglers and nature lovers with its timeless advice and instruction. This unique edition includes reproductions of etchings and woodcuts from the 1844 Major edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375751486
Author:
Walton, Izaak
Author:
Cotton, Charles
Author:
Raines, Howell
Author:
Cotton, Charles, Executive
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fishing
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Fishing -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
Fishing - General
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing
Subject:
fishing;literature;non-fiction;17th century;angling;natural history;nature;classic;essays;fly fishing;england;philosophy;fiction;sport;sports;history;classics
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1998
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 BLACK-and-WHITE ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.21 x 0.97 in 0.89 lb

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