London: Privately Printed by C. Whittingham for William Pickering, 1840.
First Edition. Hardcover. Very good.  pp, with a wood-engraved frontispiece, each page with an ornamental border in red and a small wood engraving of a fish. Original green cloth with blind-stamped ornaments; all edges gilt. Re-backed with spine laid down, rubbed at the corners; very good. Label of Pickering, Bookseller on front pastedown and Zeitlin on rear pastedown. One of only 33 copies issued; this copy inscribed on the second leaf "W.B.D.D. Turnbull esq. from his obliged friend W. Pickering Ap. 28 1844." William Barclay David Donald Turnbull (1811-1863) was a Scottish archivist and antiquary. He founded the Abbotsford Club, which published original works and reissues relevant to Scottish history. The Walton and Cotton Club was named "with sentiments of veneration for the memory of honest Isaac Walton, and of high respect for that of the eminent Fly-fisher, Charles Cotton" and was intended "to promote and improve the delightful science of angling."