RACKHAM, Arthur (illustrator). Izaac WALTON (author). The Compleat Angler.

London, George G. Harrap Ltd. 1931.


4to. Publisher's straight-grain dark blue leather, panelled in blind to upper cover and ruled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, two-tone silhouette endpapers; pp. [iv], 5-223 + [i]; with title-page decorated in green, frontispiece, 11 other coloured plates with captioned tissue guards, and 25 drawings in line; a handsome copy with some light dusting and rubbing to spine ends and forecorners; internally very good and clean with mild toning to untrimmed edges, 2 heraldic bookplates (Lionel John Ray and Richard John Marr Ray) to front pastedown, a neat gift inscription to front free endpaper, dated Sept. 1945, and a tiny and barely noticeable chip to bottom edge of lower board (5mm).

First edition illustrated by Rackham presented in the de luxe binding of publisher's leather.