The Illustrated Book of the Dog.

  • Shaw, Vero
  • London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co. 1881

£500

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Description

FIRST EDITION, 4to, pp. viii, [ii], 664 + frontispiece and 27 other colour plates. Numerous wood engravings within the text. Contemporary half green calf, textured cloth boards, spine divided by raised bands, red morocco label, marbled edges. Some thumbing and soiling. Extremities a little rubbed, hinges neatly relined.

Notes

The first edition of this important illustrated dog book, edited by Vero Kemball Shaw (1854-1905), a Cambridge first-class cricketer and animal breeder. Some of the breeds are here illustrated in full colour for the first time.

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