Title of Izaak Waltons Compleat Angler.

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Title of Izaak Waltons Compleat Angler.

A book which was first published in 1653, at a time of civil upheaval; theme is Angling, poetry, religion, it has become the third most published book in the English Language.

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  • 1. At 14:39 on 4 April 2010, Anthony Wilson wrote:

    As Izaak Walton was born in Stafford, it's good to see his famous book featured here. It makes for a enjoyable read if the fishing is regarded as part of its natural history narrative, and the book itself seen as a refuge from the Civil War which presents the fisherman's virtues as the answer to the conflicts of the day. So don't skip the dialogue between the fishing sections -
    Anthony Wilson

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  • 2. At 18:47 on 4 April 2010, izaakwaltoncottage wrote:

    Good that Izaak Walton is included; He was arguably the first modern biographer The poet John Donne being his first, followed by four other Churchmen. There is a small thatched cottage at Shallowford Nr Stafford that houses a small museum to this man, his works, and his times.
    Tony Bridgett.

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  • 3. At 19:05 on 4 April 2010, izaakwaltoncottage wrote:

    St Mary's Church in Stafford was where Walton was christened; they are opening a small part of te church as a memorial to his biographies this year.

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Location

St Dunstands Chrchyard, London

Culture
Period

1653

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Size
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30cm
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26cm
D:
13cm
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