Worcester, MA: William Allen, Between 1857-1859. Hardcover. Charming woodcut illustrations and stories about dogs, including The Coach Dog, An Imitative Dog, The Spaniel, The Newfoundland Dog, The Water Dog, A New England Dog, and The Dogs of St. Bernard. Also with story 'The Lyre Bird of New Holland'. 16mo, 48pp, 25 ills. Decorative red and blue printed boards, title in blue at front cover, red cloth spine nicely restored. Covers dusty & rubbed. Internally, pages toned, yellow endpapers strengthened professionally.
OCLC: 191236582. From the back cover; "Worcester toys, published by William Allen, ... Harrington Corner, no. 275 Main Street, Worcester, Mass. Henry J. Howland, printer, 245 Main Street, Worcester."--publisher's advertisement, lower cover. Henry J. Howland was in business at 245 Main St., Worcester, from 1857 to 1859; William Allen was in business at 275 Main St. from 1854 to at least 1866. Wood-engraved illustrations variously signed "JF," "JH" (i.e., John H. Hall?), and "M" (i.e., Abraham John Mason). Item #16145