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ISBN: 0460041452
Author: Izaak Walton
Language: English
Publisher: Folio Press [distributed by] J. M. Dent (1973)
Pages: 272
Category: Hunting & Fishing
Subcategory: Outdoors
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 287
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The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man’s Recreation, being a discourse of Fish and Fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most .

The Compleat Angler, or the Contemplative Man’s Recreation, being a discourse of Fish and Fishing, not unworthy the perusal of most Anglers, of 18 pence price. While The Compleat Angler was regarded mainly as a text-book for practical anglers, one can understand its publisher wishing to make it as complete as possible by the addition of such technical appendices; but now, when it has so long been elevated above such literary drudgery, there is no further need for their perpetuation.

First published in 1653, Izaak Walton's The Compleat Angler celebrates the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse.

Izaak Walton, one of the earliest English biographers who is best remembered as the author of The Compleat Angler, was born in the parish of St. Mary's, at Stafford, on August 9, 1593. His father, Gervase Walton, was an innkeeper who died when the boy was five.

Izaak Walto The Compleat Angler is a book that has been continuously in print for more than 350 years. Indeed, about five years ago I saw a nearly 300-year-old copy of it in the glass case at Half Price Books being sold for a steep figure. To do my very best, I wanted to get the real feel for the time and moment.

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It was first published in 1653 by Richard Marriot in London

It was first published in 1653 by Richard Marriot in London. It is a celebration of the art and spirit of fishing in prose and verse. It was illustrated by Arthur Rackham in 1931.

Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tp.

The Compleat Angler: Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation (A Modern. Izaak Walton,Charles Cotton Gedeeltelijke weergave - 2000. The Complete Angler,: Or, the Contemplative Man's Recreation, Edward Jesse,Charles Cotton,Izaak Walton Geen voorbeeld beschikbaar - 2016. The Complete Angler: Or, Contemplative Man's Recreation Charles Cotton,Izaak Walton,John Hawkins, Sir Geen voorbeeld beschikbaar - 2016. Komt voor in 44 boeken vanaf 1653-2006.

The Compleat Angler, a pastoral discourse on the joys of fishing by Izaak Walton, first published in 1653.

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Comments:

Mr_TrOlOlO
Being an avid angler, and having heard of this book in passing before, I downloaded this free copy. Though this book is very old, there are timeless nuggets of wisdom that make this an invaluable read to the thoughtful fisherman. First, the reason I gave it four stars out of five is because there are several portions of the book that focused more on fishing tactics, which to me seemed dated and obsolete (plus it was in England, so there were different fish species). However when the discussion turned towards the joys of fishing and how it benefits the soul this book shined. Along with sharing poetry, the book discussed how fishing has emotional and even spiritual benefits (something I fully believe). Though the language is a bit archaic it still is easy to read for the most part, so give this book a read before you go out fishing next time!
Cezel
2 Stars for the poor quality of the product. Purchased as a gift, poorly printed on low quality material. If I had seen this in store, I would not have purchased it for $5, let alone almost $20. Unfortunately needed to return it.
Akta
If there was a lower number of stars then one they would get it! The book has a good 2+ inches of space around the text! And was so small for The book looked like someone photo copied it and put it in a nice cover!
Dynen
This classic work that is ostensibly about fishing is really a wonderful philosophical and humanistic commentary. Written with grace and verbal sophistication it nonetheless comes off as a homey and loving view of the gift of just being alive. The work is mentioned in a film of Jane Austin's "Pride and Prejudice" with great affection by Elizabeth's uncle in conversation with the now very pleasant Darcy. What fun to read the original. "Are you a complete fisherman?" "Ah, Mr. Walton's book is my bible."
Vetitc
An absolute classic! How could anyone give less than 5 stars? Over 300 years after it was written, it still has some of the best observations ever made about why we fish. The humble spirit and unwavering faith behind the writing, however, is what really makes it superb.
Kigabar
What is there to say about this wonderful book that has delighted readers for centuries? If you like fishing, you should like this book. If you like charming stories of a time when the world was still clean and pure, you should like this book. If you like both, you should love this book. But be warned: it contains evidence that Izaak Walton may have plagiarized the story from an earlier and very rare treatise on the pleasures of fishing and the rural life. Horrors! Could it be? Well...possibly. You should read the book to explore this mystery. Highly recommended.
Tholmeena
Although this book was originally published in the 1600's it still relevant today. It combines all the information you need to catch and cook fish. It is very entertaining and worth the read
Three hundred fifty years ago Izaak Walton wrote of the curious blend of inner peace and giddy excitement which the amateur naturalist finds at streamside. He invites us to stroll with him through the countryside, discussing the mythology, superstition, and the science of England's aquatic fauna. It is an unrushed journey, though we often arise at sunrise, and the author introduces us to many of the local inhabitants. Indeed, if our fishing is successful, we might exchange our catch for the song of a pretty milkmaid. The Compleat Angler is a brief book, and Walton's intent is to hook the reader, and encourage him to try fishing for himself: "I do not undertake to say all that is known...but I undertake to acquaint the Reader with many things that are not usually known to every Angler; and I shall leave gleanings and observations enough to be made out of the experience that all that love and practise this recreation, to which I shall encourage them." Interestingly, Walton starts off on the defensive, since the fisherman's passion was even then caricatured. By the end the reader has joined the "Brotherhood of the Angle," making artificial flies and enjoying the poetry of fishing: "The jealous Trout, that low did lie, Rose at a well-dissembled fly." To the modern ear Walton's literal belief in naturalists' old wives tales may seem humorously anachronistic, and it comprises a remarkably large part of his affection for his subject. We are also frequently reminded of the book's timeline with comments such as "...the Royal Society have found and published lately that there be thirty and three kinds of Spiders," while we now know that there are thirty thousand species of Arachnids. And the Brotherhood of the Angle is a genuine fraternity to Walton, "...I love all Anglers, they be such honest, civil, quiet men." The prospective reader must also be disabused of the misconception that Walton was a purist for artificial lures; he strongly recommends worms, minnows, and live flies. In Walton's watery world there is no dry humor, only fresh. Following his description of the twelve most effective artificial flies he says, "Thus you have a jury of flies likely to betray and condem all the Trouts in the river." And here he compares the beautiful coloration of a living trout to...well, you'll see: "Their bodies [are] adorned with such red spots, and...with black or blackish spots, as give them such an addition of natural beauty as, I think, was never given to any woman by the artificial paint or patches in which they so much pride themselves in this age." At the risk of taking some of the surprise out of the book, I here present a sample of Walton's fishing secrets: "Take the stinking oil drawn out of Polypody of the oak by a retort, mixed with turpentine and hive-honey, and anoint your bait therewith, and it will doubtless draw the fish to it." I would guess that Walton wasn't much of a cook, however, and I do not recommend his recipe for eel (partially skinning it, packing the viceral cavity with nutmeg and anchovy, cutting off the head, slipping the skin back over the body, and sewing it together where the head formerly was, then barbecuing it on skewers). Walton's affection for fish and fishing extends beyond the aquatic nobility of trout and salmon, to the often ignored commoners: gudgeons, sprats, bleaks, herns, tench, roach, umber, loach, and sticklebag. And as for the importance of fishing in Walton's world: "I envy not him that eats better meat than I do, nor him that is richer, or that wears better clothes than I do; I envy nobody but him, and him only, that catches more fish than I do."

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