Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation, The. COSWAY-STYLE BINDING, binder BAYNTUN, Isaac WALTON.
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Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation, The

London: Samuel Bagster, 1808. Item #04633

A Superb Mid-Twenties Cosway-Style Binding by Bayntun of Bath with Two Fine Oval Miniatures
Extra-Illustrated by the Insertion of Fifty-Five Engraved Plates of which Ten are Hand-Colored

COSWAY-STYLE BINDING. BAYNTUN, binder. WALTON, Isaac. The Complete Angler; or, Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse on Rivers, Fish-Ponds, and Fishing. In two parts: The first written by Mr. Isaac Walton; The second by Charles Cotton, Esq. With the lives of the authors… by Sir John Hawkins. London: Printed for Samuel Bagster, 1808.

First Bagster Edition.

Octavo (8 x 4 7/8 inches; 204 x 124 mm.). [iv], vi, vii-512, pp. Hand-colored frontispiece and nineteen engraved plates and two sheets of music. Ten of the plates are engraved by Audinet, eight after Wale, two after Samuel; two music plate; two plates of fishing tackle and flies. There are seventeen fine engravings of fish and two large woodcuts in the text. Extra-illustrated by the insertion of fifty-five engraved plates of which ten are hand-colored.

Bound ca. 1925 by Bayntun, stamp-signed in gilt "Bayntun. Binder. Bath. Eng." on front turn-in. Full green crushed levant morocco over beveled boards, covers with elaborate gilt frames, spine with five raised bands, elaborately decorated and lettered in gilt in compartments, gilt decorated board edges, wide gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt. Front doublure of brown morocco surrounded by a frame of inlaid maroon morocco. Set into the front doublure is a fine oval miniature painting of Isaac Walton under beveled glass within a double gilt frame. Set into the rear doublure is a fine oval miniature painting of Charles Cotton under beveled glass within a double gilt frame. Both miniatures measure 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 inches; 82 x 63 mm. Green watered silk end-leaves. Tips of joints slightly split but absolutely sound, spine slightly sunned, otherwise a very fine example housed in its original felt-lined green cloth clamshell case, spine lettered in gilt.

List of plates including the extra-illustrations which are marked with a* (77 total, 11 of which are in color)

1. Frontis. Portrait of Izaak Walton, Charles Cotton, and Sir John Hawkins (hand-colored)
2. Portrait of St. Francis Bacon*
3. Portrait of Bp. Ken*
4. Portrait of Hon. Robert Boyle*
5. Portrait of Dr. Robert Sanderson, Mr. Richard Hooker, Sir Henry Wolton, Mr. George Herbert, Dr. John Donne
6. Portrait of Edward, First Earl of Sandwich, K.G.*
7. Robert Herrick*
8. Portrait of Sir Henry Wotton (hand-colored)*
9. Portrait of George Herbert*
10. Portrait of Edward Herbert, Lord Herbert of Castle Island and Lord Herbert of Chierbery in England*
11. Portrait of Bp. Taylor*
12. Portrait of Arch Bishop Williams, Lord Keeper*
13. Portrait of Thomas Hearn, M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon*
14. Portrait of Charlemagne*
15. Portrait of The Most Revd. Dr. Usher, Late Lord Arch Bishop of Armagh*
16. Dovedale (hand-colored)*
17. Uske, Monmouthshire*
18. Untitled B&W Illustration
19. Fitchet [and] Martin
20. The Wild Boar*
21. Portrait of Hierom of Prage*
22. Basking Shark
23. Cuckoo [and] Wryneck*
24. Portrait of John Stow
25. Portrait of Bp. Overall
26. Bittern*
27. Untitled B&W Illustration
28. Portrait of Seneca*
29. Portrait of Sir Walter Ralegh (hand-colored)*
30. Untitled B&W Illustration
31. Untitled B&W Portrait
32. Portrait of Erasmus*
33. Untitled B&W Illustration
34. Arabian Camel*
35. Squirrels*
36. Partridges*
37. Golden Plover & Lapwing*
38. Portrait of Marcellus Malpighius M.D.F.R.S. (hand-colored)*
39. Page of Music
40. Portrait of Tho. Cromwell Earl of Essex
41. Lamprey & Salmon (hand-colored)*
42. Portrait of Ray*
43. Potrait of Michael Drayton
44. Double Page Color Illustration. Illustrations of Marine Animals (hand-colored)*
45. Double Page B&W Illustration. Cyprinus. The Golden Tench. The Gudgeon. The Minnow*
46. Double Page B&W Illustration. Meleagris. The American Wild Turkey. The Common Domestic Turkey*
47. Coniston Water Head*
48. A View of Winander Mere, a Lake in Westmoreland*
49. Portrait of Dr. Gilbert Sheldon, Arch-Bishop of Canterbury
50. Untitled B&W Illustration
51. The Angler’s Song
52. Interior View of the Ruins of Ludlow Castle*
53. Portrait of Prince Rupert, When Young (hand-colored)*
54. A View of Shrewsbury Shropshire*
55. Untitled B&W Illustration*
56. Tottenham Cross*
57. Untitled B&W Illustration
58. Portrait of Cardinal Richelieu*
59. Untitled B&W Illustration of Fishing Tools
60. Untitled B&W Illustration of Fishing Line
61. Untitled B&W Illustration of Fishing Bait
62. Portrait of Charles Cotton (hand-colored)*
63. Portrait of Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon*
64. Portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby*
65. Ashbourne, Derbyshire*
66. Chepstow Castle, & Bridge Over the Wye (hand-colored)*
67. Matlock Bridge &c.*
68. Portrait of Mary I*
69. Untitled B&W Illustration
70. Untitled B&W Illustration of Fishing Hooks
71. Untitled B&W Illustration
72. Untitled B&W Illustration
73. Untitled B&W Illustration
74. Portrait of Sr. Philip Sidney*
75. Portrait of Queen Elizabeth*
76. Portrait of John Selden (hand-colored)*
77. Woodcock*

Coigney, 18.

Price: $8,800.00