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The 5th edition is augmented, and the second part added on fishing for Trout and Grayling, written by Charles Cotton, Esq. of Beresford.

The above are all the editions of the Complete Angler, published during the author's life.

6th edit. 12mo. Lond. 1750, edited by Moses Browne. 7th edit. 12mo. Lond. 1759, by Moses Browne.

Walton's Compleat Angler. 8th edit. Lond. 1760. edited by John Hawkins, esq. afterwards Sir John Hawkins.

Advertised 27th Sept. 1759, as in the press and speedily will be published, in opposition to Moses Browne, 7th edit. published in that year. On the 1st July, 1760, it appeared announced as the only correct and complete edition," and the reader was informed that cuts are now added of the principal scenes, designed by Mr. Wale, and engraved by Ryland, in which the characters are dressed in the habits of the times, which cuts, the reader may be assured, cost, in designing and engraving, upwards of one hundred pounds." Browne put forth a rival advertisement, showing his own emendation of the poetry, declaring the boasted plates "copied from the designs in his and the life of Walton, in chief part borrowed from the one printed by him."

In 1765, in May and June, advertisements were put forth of this edition by Rivingtons, with a new title.

9th edit. 8vo. Lond. 1766, edited by John Hawkins, esq. 10th edit. 12mo. Lond. 1772, edited by Moses Browne. 11th edit. 8vo. Lond. 1775, by Sir John Hawkins. 12th edit. 8vo. Lond. 1784, by Sir John Hawkins. 13th edit. 8vo. Lond. 1792, edited by John Sidney Hawkins, esq. 14th edit. 8vo. Lond. 1797, by Mr. Sidney Hawkins, but without the large plates. 15th edit. 8vo. Bagster, Lond. 1808 (printed in three sizes, demy 8vo. royal 8vo. and 4to.). 16th edit. a fac-simile reprint of the first edition, 1653, 12mo. Lond. 1810. 17th edit. edited by Sir Henry Ellis, with new notes, &c. printed for Bagster, in two sizes, demy 8vo. and royal 8vo. at Broxbourne, 1815.

Walton's Complete Angler. 8vo. Lond. 1822, published by Gosden, printed for J. Smith. Lond. 1823, published by Major. 2nd edit. by Major, Lond. 1824. 3rd edit. by Major, 1835. 48mo. Pickering, Lond. 1825. 32mo. Pickering, Lond. 1827. 2 vols. 12mo. Chiswick, by Whittingham, 1824, 1826.

Walton's and Cotton's Complete Angler, with Lives of the Authors by Sir Harris Nicolas, and Illustrations by Stothard and Inskipp. 2 vols. imperial 8vo. Lond.


This splendid edition contains the variations of all the editions, and additional notes, with original and elaborate Memoirs of Walton and Cotton which present many new facts of the writers.

Whitney's (John, a Lover of the Angle) Genteel Recreation; or, the Pleasures of Angling, a poem, with a dialogue between Piscator and Corydon. 12mo. Lond. 1700. Reprinted 1820. (Only one hundred copies printed.)

Whitney appears to have been a native of Kent, and was born about 1640.

Wilkinson's Angler's Complete Assistant. 4to.

Williamson (John, Gent. with above thirty years' experience), The British Angler; or, a Pocket Companion for Gentleman Fishers. 8vo. Lond. 8vo. Lond.


Williamson (Capt. T. author of the Wild Sports of India), The Complete Angler's Vade Mecum, being a perfect code of Instruction on that pleasing science. 8vo. Lond. 1808.

Wilson (Professor John), The Angler's Tent, a Poem, contained in his collected Poems. 2 vols. crown 8vo. Edinb. 1825.

To this Author is attributed the spirited reviews of Sir H. Davy's Salmonia and other works on Angling in Blackwood's Magazine.

Whole Art of Fishing; being a Collection and Improvement of all that has been written on the subject, with many new experiments. 8vo. Lond. Curl, 1714. 2nd edit. entitled the Gentleman Fisher; or, the Whole Art of Angling. 8vo. Lond. 1727.

Worlidge's (John) Mystery of Husbandry, (of Fishing, page 253-62). Folio, Lond. 1687.

Yarrell's (William) History of British Fishes, with Wood-cuts in the manner of Bewick. 2 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1835-6.

The most scientific work upon Fishes published in England. Several papers by the same author upon Fish are printed in the Linnean Transactions.

Young Angler's Assistant, or a New and Complete Treatise on the Art of Angling. 32mo. Lond. Mason, 1813.

Young Angler's Companion, containing the Whole Art, &c. 1682. A reprint of Gilbert varying the title, and has added "how to Fox Fish," to fill what was a blank page in the preceding editions.

Young Sportsman's Miscellany in Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Angling, &c. 12mo. 1826.

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