or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation by Isaac Walton. And Instructions how to angle for a trout or grayling in a clear stream, by Charles Cotton. With copious notes, for the most part original, a bibliographical preface, giving an account of fishing and fishing books from the earliest antiquity to the time of Walton, and a notice of Cotton and his writings, by the American editor. To which is added an appendix, including illustrative ballads, music, papers on American fishing, and the most complete catalogue of books on angling, etc., ever printed. Also, a general index to the whole work.
Parts I and II bound together
New York: John Wiley and Son, 1866. Nice old edition of this classic, bound in original green cloth that has been expertly repaired. Some foxing, age-toning to the pages. Illustrated throughout. Pencil notes on blank pages at end.