Breeding, Training, Management, Diseases, etc. of Dogs: together with an easy and agreeable method of instructing all breeds of dogs in a great variety of amusing and useful performances.

New York: Published by the author, 1857. Hardcover. True 1st edition, published in a smaller format. Lacks title page. With 29 of 31 plates. Extremely rare and early US publication on dogs. It is also one of the first on training dogs. Chapter on training fighting dogs and another on field work for setters and pointers.

Sml. 8vo, (16.5 cms), 216pp, 1 adv, 29 charming lithographic plates of different breeds.

LACKING the title page. Original tan gilt & blind decorated cloth, spine flapping, but present, with loss. Plates very clean, text has a tiny bit of foxing. OCLC 391833 cites only 4 library holdings. Item #8878

Price: $400.00

See all items in SPORT
See all items by