The compleat angler: or, contemplative man's recreation in two parts I A large and particular account of rivers, fish-ponds, fish, and fishing: written by Mr Isaac Walton II The best and fullest instructions how to angle for a trout

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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
Rich in titles on English life and social history, this collection spans the world as it was known to eighteenth-century historians and explorers. Titles include a wealth of travel accounts and diaries, histories of nations from throughout the world, and maps and charts of a world that was still being discovered. Students of the War of American Independence will find fascinating accounts from the British side of conflict.
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Harvard University Houghton Library

T084725

With four final leaves of index.

London : printed and sold by Henry Kent, 1750. xiv,[2],312,[8]p.,plates : ill.,music ; 12°

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  • ISBN-13: 9781171468431
  • Publisher: Gale ECCO, Print Editions
  • Publication date: 8/6/2010
  • Pages: 350
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

    This is the holy grail of Fly Fishing, the book that gets into the Zen of the sport! If you have a proclivity for the outdoor life, read this book!

    "The Compleat Angler" by Izaak Walton, published in 1652, is the book of books of the sport of Fly fishing. This is truly the holy grail of the sport of sports. Anyone who wants to better understand the art and sport of Fly Fishing, whether they fly fish or not, should read this book. No outdoor life library would be complete without it. It's a literary masterpiece. Walton artistically describes through allegory, why men and women fly fish. It explains why one would spend thousands of dollars on equipment, travel thousands of miles, and stand in a river for several days just to catch a few fish, and then release them unharmed.

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