London: For Richard Marriott, 1678. Small Octavo. Item #022625
Engraved portrait frontispiece by R[obert]. White, [A1-A2]A3-A8, a-o8, [A1]c8, [D1]-T4. Four separate title pages all dated 1678. N3 signed B3, two parts in one. Walton was the author of The Compleat Angler, one of the most important environmental books in history. He later would publish a biography of his fishing buddy and friend John Donne after he died in 1631. The Life and Death of Dr. Donne was published in 1640. He had later written a few other biographies. The present work would be the last of his biographies. A handsome copy bound in a later full paneled calf, corner flourishes in gilt, raised bands, lettering gilt, compartments stamped in blind, marbled endpapers, inner gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, occasional spots of scattered foxing mostly to plates, rear hinges weakening somewhat. Very nice.