London: The Folio Society, 2000. Arthur Rackham (illustrations). First Folio Society Edtion. Hardcover. Used - Very Good/Fine. Gilt stain to top edge. Some foxing to fore and bottom edges. Clean, unmarked, tight. Illustrated endpapers. Illustrated green cloth boards. 12 color plates. B/W illustrations. 19 x 25 cm. 224 pp. / No dust jacket (as issued). Dark green slipcase. Intact and tight. Bumped on one corner. Item #10178
With an introduction by Henry Williamson.
An immediate success when if was first published in 1653, Walton’s classic celebrtion of the joys of fishing continues to captivate anglers and nature lovers with its timeless advice and instruction. Originally cast in the form of a dialogue between an experienced angler named Piscator and his pupil Viator, the book details methods for catching, eating, and savoring all varieties of fish, from the common chub to the lordly salmon. More than an engaging guide to the subtle intricacies of the sport, Walton’s reflective treatise is a graceful portrait of rural England that extols the pleasures of country life.