The Illustrated Book of the Dog.


SHAW, Vero.

With an appendix on canine medicine and surgery by Gordon Stables, C.M.,
M.D., R.N.


London, Paris and New York: Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co , no publishing date [1881]. Large quarto, 28.5cm x 21cm, re-cased in full brown calf with “Cassell’s Book of Dogs” in gilt to spine, all edges marbled, new cream endpapers, [viii] [1] 664pp, 27 of 28 chromolithographed plates, 93 drawings on wood. Missing plate at p.65 (The Newfoundland “Leo”), missing tissue guards and pp.610-612 have been repaired with small loss of text. Good.

An interesting breed history with all but one of the beautifully illustrated plates.