London: Dean's Rag Books; (1908) #100, although this book was in print until 1919, the reversed logo dates this copy to 1909 or 1910; Dean's 2/6 Patent Rag Books Series 4, 190 mm x 224 mm, red oblong cloth book in seven colours. (Cope). Toploader fabric Dean's rag.
On the cover, the title encircled by a leash and a white and tan Borzoi, Russian Wolfhound, curled around a terrier type dogs with large upright ears, on the back two black and tan puppies with huge feet, pages comprise: 3 bulldogss "Types of English beauty", a Landseer Newfoundland who has just rescued a doll from the ocean, two setters (English?) guarding a dead pheasant, a fox terrier saying "Good Morning" to a horse, 3 terriers staring down a hole, two Great Danes "Warranted 'Quiet to Drive'", a spread with hitched "Esquimaux dogs used for Arctic Sledging", The Poodle's Toilet, Greyhounds Racing, four hound puppies up to mischief, and on the last page miserable puppies with bows in a wicker basket "Home From the Wash." Berkeley, an accomplished artist who died as this book was being published, created the famous company logo.
CONDITION: Good Plus; no names or marks, sizing remains, pinking partially frayed and bottom of spine very frayed, pages browning on edges and with some foxing, pages do not lie square, patent notice illegible, drawings clear and quite bright. Item #20931