ILLUSTRATED BOOK OF THE DOG, WITH 28 FULL-PAGE CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS
SHAW, Vero. The Illustrated Book of the Dog. With an Appendix on Canine Medicine and Surgery by W. Gordon Stables. London, Paris & Melbourne: Cassell, 1890. Thick Quarto, original black- and gilt-stamped pictorial green cloth, all edges gilt. $2800.
1890 edition, handsomely illustrated with 28 beautiful full-page chromolithographs of breeds of dogs and 93 woodcut illustrations, in original cloth.
One of the best known Victorian books on dogs and dog breeds: among the breeds illustrated in full-color plates drawn from life are the bloodhound, St. Bernard, Newfoundland, sheepdog, bulldog, greyhound, pomeranian, dachshund, basset hound and various types of setters, retrievers, spaniels and terriers. Eight pages of advertisements at the rear. Small owner bookplate, owner signature.
Interior very fresh with trace of occasional foxing, light edge-wear to bright original cloth. A splendid about-fine copy.