Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker...

Izaak WALTON

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HANDSOMELY BOUND ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF WALTON’S LIVES

WALTON, Izaak. The Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir Henry Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, and Dr. Robert Sanderson. A New Edition. To Which Is Added, A Memoir of Mr. Izaac Walton, By Will: Dowling, Esquire… London: Henry Washbourne, 1858. Octavo, late 19th-century full tan calf gilt, raised bands, brown morocco spine label, marbled endpapers. $875.

Illustrated edition of Walton’s Lives, beautifully bound by Grieve, with 52 woodcut vignettes, initials, tailpieces and in-text illustrations, and six mounted copperplate engravings printed on India paper, including portraits and facsimile autographs of each biographical subject.

“More than most authors [Walton] lives in his writings, which are the pure expression of a kind, humorous, and pious soul in love with nature, while the expression itself is unique for apparent simplicity which is really studied art. His character is no less apparent in his biographies than in his Angler” (DNB). Lowndes, 2830. Bookplate. Small bookseller ticket.

Repair to front joint. A beautiful volume.

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