Dog Books

21898 In Town ABC Raphael Tuck Publishers, Field and Farm Series

In Town ABC.

Some glimpses of turn of the century dog breeds in this ABC: poodle, bulldogs, terriers, dachshunds, young Saint or Landseer puppy and some sweet kittens, too.

$0.00

 

21884 Gabriel Wrinkles Bloodhound by Doughtie ill Saxon.

Gabriel Wrinkles.

A severe case of hay fever keeps Gabriel from his true calling but one day he heads out anyway. Inspired by 'Po', the family bloodhound and illustrated by the New Yorker cartoonist, Saxon, a neighbor, who must have spent some time with Po to come up with these wonderful, funny dog sketches.

$70.00

 

il primo libro di Susanna by NIcoletta.

Il Primo Libro di Susanna.

Susanna and her little white dog Ucchi and her black bird Nicola go to the zoo. The pets' reactions to each animal are such fun! Very bright, flat sophisticated lithos looking, almost like pochoir but not, on tan card in the style of an early Disney or even Chloe Preston. The first book of a well known Italian illustrator and artist, Colette Rosselli, who went on to illustrate many books, and also, under the pseudonym Donna Letizia, to publish an etiquette advice column for many years. The primo and segundo books were originally written for her daughter. Rare in first edition, il primo libro di Susanna has been frequently reprinted in smaller formats.

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$365.00

 

20386 Storm of Dancerwood by Chipperfield

Storm of Dancerwood.

A story of a magnificent, independent Alsatian (German Shepard) who escapes from his kennel and survives in the wild. Published by Longmans in the following year and then revised by Hutchinson in 1967.

$16.00

 

The Wild Dog of Edmonton by David Grew.

The Wild Dog of Edmonton.

Dwight, an orphan, must run away from the farm when his dog Whitepaw is threatened. Note: This book has been sold.

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$16.00

 

21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.

Keeper in Search of His Master.

On market-day, Keeper was distracted by a basket of fowls. His master was out of sight "before our dog could persuade himself to leave the favourite objects of his allurement." Through his many dangerous adventures, Keeper remains determined to be reunited with his Master. Minus the long poems and some of the philosophical ramblings, this is a wonderful tale, with the moral directed more at dogs than at children! Keeper remained in print during the next century and is often considered the first children's dog story. This is a charming little copy of the book, bright, supple, and pleasant to read, printed a few years before Elizabeth Newbery sold the firm to John Harris. Since Harris was her manager at the time this book was published, we'd like to think his later preference for entertaining and interesting children's literature can be seen in Keeper.
Sadly, Note: This book has been sold.

$425.00

 

21466 Where Was the Little White Dog? by Johnson.

Where Was the Little White Dog?

A very sweet continuous story of a little white dog, perhaps some kind of terrier, who went along on a visit to Grandfather's farm with Fred and then got lost. Each of the 12 chapters telling of his adventures has an illustrated half title and small decorations and illustrations with 3-5 detailed little rebus drawings in text as well. Nice animal illustrations by a turn of the century artist and illustrator, (not the famous animal illustrator Margaret S. Johnson, who would have been 8 years old in 1901.)
Please click on individual pictures to see the fine detail.

$80.00

 

21005 The Seashore Noisy Book by Brown.

The Seashore Noisy Book.

Little Muffin hears everything, but he had never heard the sea. Adventures follow. "'Ho! Ho!' said the captain as he pulled Muffin out of the water. 'I think I've caught a dogfish this time.' Weisgard's bright angular illustrations of the curious sea creatures go right along with Muffin's inquisitive nature.

$95.00

 

19823 The Dog That Wanted to Whistle by Levy.

The Dog That Wanted to Whistle.

Chancho's parents were a Boxer and a Mastiff, and he is an odd combination of the two. His poor master is so sad when the crops fail and Chancho wants desperately to help out. Perhaps if he could whistle? He finds a tin whistle in the grass but swallows it accidentally and Pablo is so frightened of the sound his dog makes, he bolts the door against him. (happy ending though) Such an ugly and appealing dog, and the illustrations are just right. Note: This book is SOLD.

$80.00

 

20179 AnimalLandontheAir by Frees, photos.

Animal Land on the Air.

A series of very short intertwined stories, bringing radio, motorcars, and planes into Animal Land, and beginning with A Young Matron, thinking sadly of her husband, Archingback Stripes, reported missing in action in World War I, we presume. Frees has written an interesting preface on animal photography: most suitable are kittens from six to ten weeks of age, as their attention is caught by sight, while a puppy's is distracted by sound. [White 745] NOTE: This book has been sold.

$275.00

 

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