The Complete Angler

- Author James Prosek
- Publisher Haper Collins Publishers
- Year 1999
- First Edition
- Signed by the Author
- Fine Condition
- Hardcover with Dust Wrapper
- Color Illustration
- Language English
- Pages 324
- Size cm 22 x 22
- ISBN 0060191899

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James Prosek has been called the Audubon of the fishing world by the New York Times. A passionate fisherman and talented artist from a young age, he published two illustrated books on fish and fishing while still an undergraduate at Yale. After winning a traveling fellowship to follow in the footsteps of Izaak Walton, The Complete Angler became his obsession.

He was fascinated by Walton, a humble man who won the friendship of kings, and he was intrigued by the book's philosophies concerning the timeless and immortality that could be achieved by fishing. Although Walton was sixty when The Complete Angler was published, and Prosek only twenty when he set off to visit England, they each had traits in common: a love of fishing and an extraordinary ability to make friends.

This is the story of James Prosek pilgrimage through England, fishing the waters that Walton fished three centuries ago. It is also the story of social classes opened their homes to Prosek and made it possible for him to fish waters that are now privately held. Along with wonderful stories about good times, great fishing, and fine eating, this trip becomes an exploration of Waltonian ideals: hot to live with humour, wisdom, contentment, and simplicity.

The orifinal watercolors complementing the text are wonderful. Like Walton's book, The Complete Angler is not about fishing but about life. Or rather, it is about fishing, but fishing is like.

Signed by the author.