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THE

COMPLETE ANGLER:

OR,

Contemplative Man's Recreation.

BEING A

DISCOURSE

ON

RIVERS, FISH-PONDS, FISH,
and FISHING.

IN TWO PART S.

The FIRST written by

Mr. IS A A C WALTON,
The 3ECOND by
CHARLES COTTON, Efq;

Illuftrated with upwards of

Thirty COPPER-PLATE CUTS of the feveral Kinds
of RIVER FISH, of the Implements used in ANGLING,
and Views of the principal Scenes described in the Book.

To which are prefixed,

The LIVES of the AUTHORS.

AND

Notes Hiftorical, Critical, and Explanatory.

By Sir JOHN HAWKINS, Knt.

THE THIRD EDITION.

LONDON:

Printed for JoHN and FRANCIS RIVINGTON, (N° 62) at
the Bible and Crown, in St. Paul's Church Yard;
and T. CASLON, in Stationers-Court.

MDCCLXXV,

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dreffes of this nature; but however plausible such a reason might seem, the editor of the following piece had forborne to avail himself of it, or to requeft the patronage of so discerning a judge as yourself, if he had not hoped that his prefumption would have carried its own apology with it, and been confcious that, while he was foliciting Mr. Popham's protection for fo valuable a work as the Complete Angler, he was at once indulging his curiosity, and gratifying his benevolence,

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