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(From Business Day (South Africa))
Byline: Neels Blom
FLY-FISHING A BOOK arrived for me in Monday's post. It was a 20th century Random House re-edition of the angling classic, The Compleat Angler, by Izaak Walton, first published in 1653. Like the treasure it is, it arrived in a small, overinsured parcel, and unexpectedly. It was sent to me by Margaret Vorster, the artist who lives and works at Ruigtevlei near Sedgefield, where she found it in a second-hand bookshop. (Margaret has great regard for the found object.) The book's scarcity is surprising, though. According to the bibliographical note to the Random House edition (a reprint of the fourth edition …