CRAWHALL (JOSEPH) The Compleatest Angling Booke That Ever Was Writ

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Lot 228
CRAWHALL (JOSEPH)
The Compleatest Angling Booke That Ever Was Writ

Sold for £ 15,535 (US$ 21,363) inc. premium
CRAWHALL (JOSEPH)
The Compleatest Angling Booke That Ever Was Writ, author's autograph manuscript, interleaved with the printed text, etched title-page, 39 etched illustrations, over 30 proofs of the woodcuts printed in text, together with 28 pages additional manuscript material (1859-1861), 5 autograph letters signed to Crawhall relating to the book, preserved in green morocco-backed solander box, 4to, [Newcastle, 1858-1861]

Footnotes

  • The author's autograph manuscript, interleaved with one of the 40 original printed copies. This is copy no. 22, inscribed "This manuscript copy of the only book I ever wrote. I present to the beloved companion of my joys & sorrows - my dear wife Margaret - on her birthday 17th July 1859." Includes some illustrations in etched and woodcut states, with the illustrator identified.
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