London. D. Bogue. 1844. 16mo. 17cm, fourth edition, lx,418 p., title-page vignette, 12 steel-engraved plate illustrations including frontis portrait (Walton by Housman), and 74 wood engraved text illustrations including title, notes, index, in contemporary full fine grain dark green morocco, gilt decorated raised bands, full gilt decorations in the panels, gilt spine title, attractive gilt border decorations on the boards, blind stamped inner dentelles, all edges gilt, a fine clean copy in fine binding. (Spg). Item #42105
A beautifully bound with fine engraved illustration of the great angling classic. This edition was first published in 1823 by London bookseller and publisher, John Major (1782-1849) with his significant Introductory Essay and new engraved plates by artist, John Absolon and engraved by J.T. Willmore. A popular Victorian publication, this is the fourth (1844) of five editions to 1847. A copy of the music to "The Angler's Song" (1643) is included with harmonized version by John Major (1844).