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The Tale of Terrible Towser, illus by A. E. Kennedy, Sam'l Gabriel (1916)
(anon.) /A. E. Kennedy
New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, Chimney Corner Series, (1916); originally published in The Evening Sun, NY; white boards of thin card and red paper spine with Towser and his Scottie friend playing on front board and Towser with blue bow on the back, four plates on one-sided white coated paper: 8.5x10.5; 31 pp.
Towser wrote this book about his eventful two weeks in the country, day by day.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names, tight, a little rubbing at spine ends and along spine creases, spine is wrinkled from bindery; boards are very clean, straight and bright, pages darkening, plates nice, all interior crisp and clean #19006
Ant and Bee and Kind Dog by Banner.
Banner, Angela. /Bryan Ward, illustrator.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1963/1963, 1st printing US; avocado green textured paper with kind dog and A&B sitting on his hat, all three on back; no endpapers, oblong 4.8x3.9; 110 pp.
A rambling story built around red sight words in alphabetical order, air to zoo, in which kind dog tries to return his friends to the zoo.
CONDITION: Fair; half inch chip off spine to signature sewing, dirty cover but no spots, rubbed edges and creases, pages flat and clean. #17499
Maxi by Barracca.
Barracca, Debra and Sal. /Mark Buehner, illustrator.
Dial, 1991, 1st printing Shiny full colour pictorial jacket, 11x8.3; 22 pp.
Taxi Dog continues his adventures and catches two dangerous thieves. INSCRIBED by artist with a little drawing of a Cat.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; book and jacket without flaw. #8701
Taxi Dog by Barracca.
Barracca, Debra and Sal. /Mark Buehner, illustrator.
Dial, (1990), 6th. Shiny full colour pictorial jacket, 11x8.3; 22 pp.
A stray dog gets himself adopted by a taxi driver and drives around New York all day, every day. Artist's first book. SIGNED and INSCRIBED by artist with a little drawing of Taxi Dog.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; book and jacket without flaw. #8700
Pussy Cats and Puppy Dogs by Beeson.
Beeson, Helen K. /Ruth Newton, illustrator.
Whitman, (1936) probably 1st printing, none of "large picture book style" titles listed on back flap are post 1936; paper boards with kitten and puppy children being read aloud to by parents, on dark blue background with orange spine, in jacket identical to boards, folio.
Cosy pictures of Pussy Cats and Puppy Dogs and their parents that will remind you of puzzles and sandpails from long ago summers. A treasure in this condition.
CONDITION: Very Good in Very Good jacket; gift inscription under flap; a nice copy with 3" along bottom board edges rubbed through; in jacket with some rubbing and cracks in navy blue background and soil along edgeworn top but no tears or chips on this very large book. "Too large for flat rate. Additional postage required for priority or international." #10438
The Story of Woofin-Poofin written and illus by Marguerite Buller. 1929, 1st.
Buller, Marguerite. /MB, illustrator.
New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1929, 1st, stated First Published August 1929; illustrated paper boards over red cloth spine, featuring white china dog (Staffordshire) sitting on magenta cushion, with yellow curtain and magenta spotted wallpaper behind him, teal shadows, black and grey titles, plain bottom board and endpapers, several full page and in text illustrations with these colors and primary green, blue, or red added; 9.3x12.3"
How a little Staffordshire dog finds his true master and home, with plays along the way from the toyshop to the home of the charwoman's son. Large flat pictures in beautiful colours.
CONDITION: Good Minus; traces of small erased name and bookplate removal on ffep, soiled boards very worn all around to card, spot and pull tear on back, interior clean and bright, without marks or wrinkles, except for one loose plate, neatly reinserted but missing half inch off the bottom. MEDIA MAIL OUT STANDARD RATE, CONTACT US FOR PRIORITY, LARGE BOOK. #19420
Kata by Cecil.
Cecil, Patricia .
Philadelphia: John C. Winston, stated 1st; grey cloth boards with wolf, in jacket with painting of Jack and his dog, and list of Silver Chief books on back; 8vo; 181 pp.
Kata's mother was a purebred German Shepard and his father one of the largest Canadian timber wolves ever seen. Kata gradually began to trust Jack's family and to help around their small farm. But as he grew older he had to chose between the wild and Jack's friendship.
CONDITION: Good in Fair jacket; name, bookplate removal traces free front endpaper, scotch tape stains on endpapers; in tattered, clipped jacket. #11238
Dog Toby by Bingham.
Clifton Bingham. /Berkeley, Stanley and Eugenie Richards, illustrator.
London: Dean's Rag Book Co., #47, patented in U. S. A. March 7, 1905; deep red cloth covers with Toby sitting on a stool for his little Mistress, 22 pages of doubled cloth including covers; large 9"x11" size.
An autobiography in poetic form of a very curious dog, with a different Chapter on every page following him through his happy life. All pages are illustrated with large drawings in red, blue, yellow, green, and brown in a quality similar to a hardcover book, rather than a cloth book. Toby seems to be a smooth fox terrier, and in one of his adventures, wins first prize in a dog show.
CONDITION: Very Good; fabric darkening espec. on covers, edges quite darkened, a few spots here and there but generally not stained or foxed, no writing, edges very lightly frayed, first pages lightly wrinkled, corners and spine flat, sizing present, not washed; interior colour bright. Jpgs show either less wrinkling to the front than the actual book or more; reality is somewhere in between. #17524
20912 Paddy's Pay-Day Alexandra Day
Day, Alexandra /AD, illustrator.
New York: Viking Kestrel, 1989, 1st, nl; green cloth boards with painting of Paddy, a large Irish Terrier, holding a little purse, on the back he drops a coin in the organ grinder monkey's hat, turquoise endpapers, in jacket identical to boards; 8.25x10.25"; np.
Paddy's mistress gives him a little green purse with his share of the take from his work as an entertainer. The story follows him around town as he uses his money to buy food and flowers and go to a matinee. (Lassie with Elizabeth Taylor) An almost wordless fantasy with full page paintings.
CONDITION: Good Plus in Good Plus jacket, no names, lean, pages tight, slight rubs to extrems; in jacket with 4" creased tear on back, much wear to spine ends, rubs on flap folds; unclipped 13.95. #20912
20383 Jock of the Bushveld, abridged. Fitzpatrick
Fitzpatrick, Percy. /E. Caldwell and A. J. Butler, illustrators.
Harmondsworth, UK: Kestrel Books, reprint of 1976 edition of 1907 book; brown boards, map endpapers, painting of jJock; 9x7"; 276 pp including Glossary and section on animals, Notes on the Abridgement.
A classic 1907 tale of a bull terrier who shares his master's life in the veld.
CONDITION: Very Good with Very Good jacket; crossed out name on endpaper and gift inscription on half title, rubs to extrems, light soil bottom edge, in jacket with rubbed top edge and corners, one inch tear; unclipped 6.50 pounds. #20383
Black-Eyed Puppy by Pyle.
Katharine Pyle. Katharine Pyle, illlustrator.
Dutton, Dec. 1941/1923, 13th; octavo, grey boards with black titles, coated paper, narrower than the other 1941 printing and probably earlier since, last book mentioned is Fairy tales, 89 pp.
A little story from Puppy's point of view. Twelve expressive colour plates of dogs on coated paper. Katharine Pyle was Howard Pyle's sister and wrote some of his texts. NOTE: This Book has been sold.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus with no jacket; only flaw a slight bump to bottom spine. #9757
Linhay by Lamplugh
Lamplugh, Lois. /Laszlo Acs, illustrator.
UK: Deutsch, 1966, 1st printing; 126 pp.
Two children try to make an abandoned linhay into refuge for a greyhound.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 15s #8519
Lost and Found by Little.
Little, Jean. /Leoung O'Young, illustrator.
Toronto: Viking Kestrel, 1985, 1st printing; 82 pp.
New in her community, Lucy finds a little stray dog and names him Trouble. She and a new friend, Nan, try to find Trouble's owner; at first it seems as if no one else wants him.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 5.95 pounds. #8953
Mrs. Dunphy's Dog by O'Neill.
O'Neill, Catharine. /Catharine O'Neill, illustrator.
Viking, 1987, 1st printing, number line; 8x10, np.
A droll text and whimsical paintings tell about a dog who learns to read.
CONDITION: Fine in Fine jacket; book and jacket without flaw; unclipped 11.95. #5544
No-Sitch by Stong/Wiese.
Phil Stong. /Kurt Wiese, illustrator.
Dodd, 1936/1936, 2nd. 8.6x10.3, 80 pp.
No-Sitch is a strange-looking oversized pup with a voice like a cow, about two-feet-six in his bare feet, about three cats long. He is Bert's constant companion, even on a heapin'jitterish expedition to the old mill at night. By the very funny author of Honk the Moose, with perfect illustrations by Wiese for the text.
CONDITION: Very Good with Good Minus jacket; 1944 owner inscription; edges and corners worn, in jacket with very tattered top edge, small holes, chips, good front and back illustrations; unclipped 2.00. #6153
Mesaventures d'un Chien by Rabier.
Rabier, Benjamin. /Benjamin Rabier.
Paris: Editions Jules Tallandier, Nov 1, 1907. Cloth backed full coloured plaid paper boards with smiling dog head, 12.5x9.5; 64 pp.
Comic events in the life of a happy-go-lucky dog of uncertain breed with many drawings, half in colour.
CONDITION: Good; bottom edges chipped, corners worn through, soft endpapers edgeworn, six inch closed tear on plain rep, spine soiled and bumped, interior slightly toned at margins but nice with bright illustrations. #13734
Pretzel and the Puppies by Rey.
Rey, Margaret. /H. A. Rey, illustrator.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1946, first or early printing, subsequent books not mentioned; black cloth backed turquoise boards with red Pretzel standing on a chair to hold up the framed title and her black and red puppies; 8.3x10.25; np.
Bright two page cartoon stories about Pretzel, the longest dachshund in the world. It's amazing what a very long dachshund can do!
CONDITION: Very Good with remnant jacket; very clean boards w tips worn through, (having been protected by enclosed remnant jacket; unclipped 1.00) light soil on one page, otherwise very clean. #16477
20385 The Mystery of Lincoln Detweiler and the Dog Robinson
Robinson, Jean. /Gioia Fiammenghi, illustrator
Chicago: Follett Publishing Company, 1977, 1st, nl; ivory boards, in jacket with wrap around painting of a neighborhood at night and Lincoln and his dog escaping over a fence; 8vo; 128 pp.
Linc and his friends set out to explore the mystery surrounding Perro, a Spanish speaking dog from Mexico.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus in Very Good Plus jacket; owner name on endpaper, otherwise straight and clean, spine ends lightly bumped; in jacket with light rubs to top edge and spine bottom; unclipped 5.95 #20385