The complete angler
London, 2nd ephemera Edn. Nathaniel Cooke, Milford House, Strand,1854. Octavo (7.5x5 in). Pp. xiv, 309 , with a portrait frontispiece, decorative and printed titles, printed title-vignette, and title of first edition, 3 engraved plates of flies, and 39 woodcut illustrations (including 19 of fish and 6 of tackle) in the text. The present copy is complete as Coigney 70 (the fifth copy). The binding is bright blue cloth and blind stamped with scroll and floral design. It has a gilt centrepiece to upper board with shield in leaf and stem borders. All edges gilt.
A mint copy in the publisher's original binding.
Binding by Leighton Son & Hodge Shoe Lane London, see their sticker affixed to the inside of the back cover. Provenance; Armorial bookplate of Morton Kelsall Peto, the famous Scottish painter of landscapes, with his motto: ‘Ad finem fidelis’ 1880.
Price: € 350,00