Chronological handlist of various editions of the Complete angler by Izaak Walton … exhibited at the Grolier Club.

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Title

Chronological handlist of various editions of the Complete angler by Izaak Walton … exhibited at the Grolier Club.

Publisher

New York: The Grolier Club,

Date

1893.

Description

Commissioned by Grolier member Samuel Putnam Avery (1822–1904), this binding was produced by Tiffany & Co. in Javanese sharkskin, with borders made from the skin of the Florida garpike. Every aspect of the design emphasizes the piscatorial theme: the front cover with the Grolier Club device and an ichthys monogram in silver; the doublures of dark blue watered silk painted or stamped in gilt with a design of swimming fish; and the silk bookmark terminating in a carved jade fish pendant.