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Izaak Walton, Iconic Angler

By Kristin Masters. Jul 12, 2013. 4:10 PM.

Topics: Rare Books, Fishing, Rare Book Gift Ideas

In the world of fishing literature, no figure has endured as Izaak Walton has. His masterful work, The Compleat Angler, has become a true classic in the genre. A friend of famous figures like John Donne and Charles Cotton, Walton built a name for himself not only as a fisherman, but also as a poet and biographer. He's a beloved figure to this day, and collectors strive to add his works to their personal libraries.

     
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Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Rare Book Lover

Next month in the US, we'll celebrate dads and all they do for us. Though Fathers Day isn't until June 16, many of us are already looking for the perfect Father's Day gift. If your dad is a lover of rare books, these items may be just the ticket.

     
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