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of the Complete Angler. He felt that, on such matters, he might, like Alexander Brome, in his address to Walton, ask himself,

“ What make I here, to write of that I'm unskill'd in, and talk I know not what ?"

His reluctance was, however, but of short duration, for no one who daily witnessed the Publisher's enthusiasm could possibly withstand its influence. He relieved him from all his difficulties by selecting the notes which relate to the art; while his own attention was entirely bestowed on the literary and biographical parts of the work. It has been to his friend Mr. Pickering literally a labour of love. Neither time nor expense was spared to produce an edition of the Complete Angler worthy of the state of the Arts at the present day, and of the importance which was, in his opinion, due to the subject; and during seven years in which the work has been in progress, his ardour never for a moment abated. It is now for the public to judge of the result of his efforts ; and the Editor, who has so often benefited by his bibliographical knowledge, cannot deny himself the pleasure of expressing a hope, that he to whose taste and exertions these volumes owe nearly all their value, may derive from them the credit which he so well deserves.

15th October, 1836.

CONTENTS.

Pedigree of Cotton

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THE COMPLETE ANGLER.

Walton's Dedication of the Complete Angler

1-4

His Epistles to the Reader in the First, Second, and Fifth editions 5-14

Commendatory Verses, addressed to Walton on the Publication

of the Complete Angler.

15-28

THE FIRST DAY:

Containing The First Chapter, being “A Conference betwixt an

Angler, a Falconer, and a Hunter, each commend-

ing his Recreation”

29-63

THE SECOND DAY:

Containing The Second Chapter, “On the Otter and the Chub” 85-88

THE THIRD DAY:-

Containing Part of the Second Chapter, “On the Otter and the Chub” 89-96

The Third Chapter, containing Directions “How to

Fish for and to Dress the Chavender or Chub”

97—103

The Fourth Chapter, “On the Nature and Breeding

of the Trout, and how to Fish for him"

104-121

And Part of the Fifth Chapter, “ On the Trout” 121-129

THE FOURTH DAY:-
Containing The remainder of the Fifth Chapter, “On the Trout” 131—174

The Sixth Chapter, “On the Umber or Grayling" 175-178
The Seventh Chapter, “On the Salmon”

178-188
The Eighth Chapter,'« On the Luce or Pike”

189—205
The Ninth Chapter, “On the Carp"

206–217
The Tenth Chapter, “On the Bream”.

217-224
The Eleventh Chapter, “On the Tench”

224-228

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LIST OF EMBELLISHMENTS.

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1. PORTRAIT OF Walton, from a Picture by Houseman, in the Possession

of the Rev. Dr. Hawes, of Salisbury, copied by Mr. Derby, engraved
by W. Humphrys

Frontispiece 2. Vignette of Tue Device

of Waiton, impaling the arms of his two Wives, viz. Fludd and Ken; and the Arms of Cotton, impaling his two Wives, viz. Hutchinson and Russell, drawn by Mr. Willement, engraved on wood by Byfield

Preface 3. View of SIR HENRY Worton's Fishing-HOUSE, on the Banks of the

Thames, near Eton, drawn by Mr. Edward Hassell, engraved by J.
Adcock

cxxxviii 4. VIEW FROM THE LAWN OF SIR H. Wotton's FISHING-HOUSE, with

Windsor Castle and Eton College in the distance, drawn by Mr.
Hassell, engraved by Adcock .

cxxxix 5. PORTRAIT OF CHARLES COTTON Esq. from a Picture by Sir Peter Lely, in the Possession of John Beresford, Esq. at Ashbourne, copied

clxv 6. PORTRAIT (whole length) of IZAAK WALTON, from a Painting by Mr.

Inskipp, engraved by H. Robinson 7. ENGRAVED Title, designed by T. Stothard,

R.Å. engraved by A. Fox 8. MADELEY MANOR, the Seat of John Offley, Esq. engraved by Augustus Fox

1 9. Fac-simile of the Title Page of the First Edition of the Compleat

Angler, 1653 10. VIGNETTE OF A Milldam, drawn by Delamotte, engraved by Fox 11. THE GREETING AT TOTTENHAM High Cross, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Fox

29 12. VIGNETTE, Head-piece, drawn by T. 'Stothard, R. A. engraved by

W. H. Worthington 13. INTERIOR OF THEOBALDS, from a Print by Sparrow, from an Original

Picture then in the Collection of Earl Poulet, at Hinton St. George,

engraved by Fox 14. EXTERIOR OF THEOBALDS, from a Picture by Vinkenboom, in the Fitz

william Museum, Cambridge, engraved by J. Richardson 15. The Thatched House, Hoddesdon, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A.

engraved by Fox 16. AMWELL Hill, drawn bị T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by W. J. Cooke 17. VIGNETTE, Head-piece, drawn by T. Stothard, R. A. engraved by

Worthington 18. Vignette, Head-piece, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Wor:

thington 19. THE BREAKFAST, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Fox 95

95 21. MASTER AND SCHOLAR ANGLING, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Fox

99 22. Bleak Hall, drawn by W. Hixon, engraved by J. Richardson 23. THE Muk Maid's Song, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Fox 24. The Trout, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox

122 25. VIGNETTE, Head-piece, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Wor

thington 26. THE SYCAMORE TREE, drawn by T. Stothard, R. A. engraved by Fox 27. GEORGE INN, WARE, drawn by Ť. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Fox 28. THE FLY-FISHER, from a Picture by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by H.

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29. THE GRAYLING, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox
30. THE SALMon, painted by Mr Inskipp, engraved by Fox
31. THE PIKE, painted by Mr. Iuskipp, engraved by Fox
32. BASKET OF Pike, painted by Sir Francis Sykes, Bart. engraved by

J. G. Armytage
33. THE CARP, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox :
34. THE BREAM, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox
35. The Tench, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox
36. VIGNETTE OF Mill-DAM, near St. Cross, Winchester, drawn by De-

lamotte, engraved by Fox 37. THE PERCH, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox 38. The EEL, painted by Mr. Hixon, engraved by Fox 39. THE BARBEL, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Fox 40. The Roach, DACE, Gudgeon, BLEAK, RUFFE, BULLHEAD, Minnow,

AND Loach, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by W. J. Wilkinson 41. THE SUPPER, drawn by T. Stothard, R. A. engraved by Fox 42. VIGNETTE, Head-piece, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Wor

thington 43. OLD LONDON BRIDGE, from a Drawing by Pine, engraved by Roberts 44. THE PARTING AT TOTTENHAM, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved

by Fox 45. VIGNETTE OF A YOUTH ANGLING, painted by T. s. Cafe, Esq. en:

graved by W. J. Wilkinson 46. PORTRAIT (whole length) of Charles COTTON, Esq. from a Painting

by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by W. Humphrys 47. WOOD-CUT of the Fisuing-nouse, from a sketch by Worthington, en

graved on wood by J. Thompson 48. Pike Pool, near Beresford Hall, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved 49. VIGNETTE, Head-piece, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Wor:

thington 50. View Of ASHBOURN, from the Old Road, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A.

engraved by W. J. Cooke 51. HANSON TOOT IN DOVE DALE, with Alstonefield Church in the distance,

drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by W. J. Cooke 52. BERESFORD HALL, the seat of C. Cotton, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A.

engraved by W. J. Cooke 53. PICKERING TOR, AND THE IRON Chest, Dove Dale, drawn by r.

Stothard, R.A. engraved by W. J. Cooke 54. VIGNETTE,'Head-piece, drawu by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Wor:

thington 55. DISTANT VIEW OF THE FISHING-HOUSE AND THE River Dove, winding

like a snake,' drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by W.J. Cooke 56. THE FISHING-HOUSE, front view, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved

by Fox 57. THE BACK FRONT OF Tue Fisting-HOUSE, “in a kind of peninsula,

with a delicate clear river about it,' drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. en

graved by W. J. Cooke 58. LANDING THE GRAYLING, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Fox 59. View OF Pike Pool, painted by Mr. Inskipp, engraved by Freebairn 60. BERESFORD HALL, 'from the Hill,' drawn by T. Stothard, R. A. engraved

by W. J. Cooke 61. VIGNETTE, Head-piece, drawn by T. Stothard, R.A. engraved by Wor:

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