The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing. Izaak Walton.
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing.
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing.
The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing.
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The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man's Recreation, being a discourse of rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing.

Frowde, Henry (illus.)

London: Henry Frowde, (c. 1905). (xx), (586)pp. From "The Fifth Edition, much corrected and enlarged." Printed on India paper at the Oxford University Press, with a frontispiece portrait and half-tone title. This copy is from the miniature library of Franklin Delano Roosevelt,and bears his initials, as well as those of Eleanor Roosevelt, on the verso of the front endpaper. Also on the front endpaper is the numbered book label from Roosevelt's library. Roosevelt was the only president who collected miniature books: it is estimated that his collection comprised over 750 volumes, many of which were presented to him by Eleanor, and these bore both of their initials. This copy was sold at the first auction of the Roosevelt miniatures in 1951, which took place at the Hammer Galleries in New York. Accompanying the book is a magazine clipping announcing the sale, and the lot ticket and estimate. From this sale, the book was bequeathed to the purchaser's son, who, in turn, gave it to its most recent owner -- an angling enthusiast. Bound in brown polished calf with simple gilt rules on both panels and title in gilt on the spine. Spine and corner tips show some drying, frontispiece detached and laid in place, else a near fine copy. A.e.g. (Spielmann 504; Bondy p. 117; Welsh 7030; See Bromer/Edison, p. 156). (2 3/16 by 1 15/16; 60x49mm). Together with: Weber, Francis J. FDR's Little Books. Bradenton, FL, Opuscula Press, 1991. First edition. One of 150 copies. With 20-cent FDR postage stamp from 1982 as frontispiece. Very fine in light gray linen cloth. Item #22532

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