The Compleat Angler; or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation: Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the Perusal of Anglers. With Instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream by Charles Cotton [Limited Edition, Signed by Gorsline]
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1948. Very Good. Item #13828
New York: The Limited Editions Club, 1948. First Thus; Limited Edition of 1500 copies signed by Gorsline, this being #432. Quarto. 316 pp. Copper engravings and wash-drawings. Bound in half ivory calfskin over charcoal paper with gilt decorating to spine. Dark topstain. Publisher's prospectus and monthly newsletter laid in at front. Housed in publisher's slipcase.
Spine toned and rubbed with moderate flaking; stray scuff to rear board. Binding sound and pages unmarked. Slipcase worn and sunned along edges with some general scuffing, and remains structurally sound.
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