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1 "dinks," and Edward Mayhew; Forester, Frank The Sportsman's Vade Mecum: Containing Full Instructions in all That Relates to the Breeding, Rearing, Breaking, Kennelling, and Conditioning of Dogs, ... Expressly for the Use of Young Sportsmen
New York Stringer & Townsend 1856 Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 458 pages; HC In original green cloth boards with decoratively gilt stamped spine cloth laid down on a recent rebacking. Original pale yellow endpages intact. Binding snug; contents complete and very neat. Cloth corners lightly bumped; a short, very shallow divot (about 1/2 in length) out of the front edge of the rear board. Rebacked spine has been done professionally but using a rather heavy buckram underneath the original cloth spine panel. Two lengths of cloth tape carefully applied in the gutters of the front and rear endpages. Contents VG+ in a resored binding that preserves most of the original case. Overall G++ 
Price: 50.00 USD
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2 Anthony, Edward & Morgan Dennis (Illust) & Louis Untermeyer (Intro. ) Every Dog Has His Say
New York Watson-Guptill Publications 1947 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket 
Drawings; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 63 pages; Soundly bound copy in original pictorial dust jacket. Boards lightly to moderately shelf rubbed along lower edge; several pages with finger soiling from prior ownership/reading. Dust jacket complete and bright though with some edge rubbing, several short closed tears and shelf soiling to rear panel; publisher's $3 issue price intact o unclipped front flap. Prior owner name and date penned to front endpage. Illustrated throughout with charming and striking drawings of vatious breeds by Dennis. VG-/VG- 
Price: 30.00 USD
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3 Arkwright, William The Pointer and His Predecessors An Illustrated History of the Pointing Dog from the Earliest Times
Bannffshire Scotland Argue Sporting Agency 1977 Second Edition; Facsimile printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 275 pages; Facsimile printing of the 2nd edition from 1906. Tightly bound in red cloth with titles and borders in gilt. Color pictorial dust jacket is lightly shelf rubbed to edges and surfaces. Facsimile reproduced photolithographically, this facsimile reproduces all the original 22 plates and their descriptive text lettered tissue guards included in the 2nd edition. Handsome copy. NF/VG 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Arkwright, William. The Pointer and His Predecessors; An Illustrated History of The Pointing Dog From the Earliest Times
London Arthur L. Humphreys 1902 First Edition; Limited edtion Hardcover Very Good- 
; Tissue guarded photogravure plates on vellum; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 236 pages; One of a deluxe limited edition of 750 copies. Snugly bound in 1/4 heavy cram colored linen spine over green cloth boards, with title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Top edge gilt and other edges untrimmed. Lavishly illustrated with 39 photogravure plates after Rubens, Teniers, Wootton, Stubbs, Oudry, Alken, Shayer, G. & M. Earl, and others; printed on vellum with tissue guards. This copy lacks the limitation page and the front lining sheets have been refreshed. A spot of nicking to the cloth at crown and a pair of tiny nicks to the cloth at tail. Boards lightly to moderately bumped with superficial fray at front corners. Mild foxing to rear lining sheets and to most of the tissue guards. Generally quite bright and clean, and though lacking the limitation leaf, otherwise complete and attractive. VG- to VG thus ... Oversize book will require additional charges for most shipping methods. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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5 Arnold, Nason H. and Griswold Tyng (Illust) Rusty's Travels; a Little Dog's Part in a Vacation
Boston Lothrop, Lee and Shepard 1931 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; In publisher's dark brown cloth with decorative pictorial title designs to cover and spine in black. Binding art design "signed" with Tyng's monogram on the lower front corner of the board. Snug, clean copy; no marks. Cloth a little crimped at spine ends; a tiny nick to the cloth at crown. Expected mild toning to page stock. Solid and neat. VG+ 
Price: 24.95 USD
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6 Atkinson, Brooks Cleo for Short
New York Howell, Soskin and Co 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Illustrated by Fritz Kredel 
Dust jacket; Small 8vo 7" - 8" tall; 31 pages; Snug clean copy in original pictorial dust jacket. Cream linen covered boards with title design in dark brown. Dust jacket sharp edged and clean with just mild handling evidence at edges. Usual mild binder's glue stains in endpage gutters, ubiquitous in books from circa 1936 - 1940's. VG++/VG++ 
Price: 23.50 USD
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7 Bartlett, Arthur C. (Frontis by Harold Cue) Skipper; the Guide Dog
Boston W. A. Wilde Company 1933 Second Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages; A wonderfully preserved copy. Bright, snug and very neat in original color pictorial dust jacket. Bound in publisher's ribbed green cloth with color pictorial panel mounted to the front board; bordering in black and title lettering brightly in gilt to cover and spine. Text clean, fresh and unmarked. Dust jacket lightly toned and slightly shelf soiled to the white background with small, shallow chips to the corner tips and spine ends. Dust jacket art and frontis by Harold Cue. Handsome copy. NF/VG 
Price: 50.00 USD
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8 Billy, Andre Chiens
Lausanne Editions Jean Marguerat 1951 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Photographs; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 100 pages; Hardcover in original white linen covered boards. Profusely illstd w charming B&W dog photos from pgs 17-100. Lacking dust jacket but otherwise VG. Text in French. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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9 Bolton, Mrs. Sarah Knowles Our Devoted Friend, the Dog
Boston L.C. Page & Co 1902 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
1902 Doubleday Page HC 1st edition. Otiginal ribbed red cloth with gilt titling and borders ornately stamped in gilt to cover and spine. An ornate scroll fram cameos a pictorial panel mounted to the cover board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Binding sound, though slightly shaken. Boards moderately shelf soiled; gilt to spine somewhat dulled. Light rub and a hint of fray to cloth at spine ends. Contents clean; numerous illustrations from drawing and photos - on glossy stock plates. Classic American dog book. G++ to VG-; B&W Photographs; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 444 pages; Sound in original ribbed red cloth with gilt titling and borders ornately stamped in gilt to cover and spine. An ornate scroll frames a cameo pictorial panel mounted to the cover board. Top edge gilt, other edges untrimmed. Binding sound, though slightly shaken; some cracking to the endpage hinges appears to have had some minimal glue application to reinforce. Boards moderately shelf soiled; gilt to spine somewhat dulled. Light rub and a hint of fray to cloth at spine ends. Prior owner has mounted a news clipped short piece on dogs to the verso of the front flyleaf with offset ttoning to the adjacent area of the hafl-title page. Contents clean; numerous illustrations from drawing and photos - on glossy stock plates. Classic American dog book. G+ 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Brown, William F. Albert Frederick Hochwalt, a Biography
Dayton, OH A. F. Hochwalt Co. 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 346 pages; Snugly bound and clean in original dust jacket. Mild shelf bump to lower front corners. Dust jacket mildly rubbed at edges with light toning to spine panel and some light shelf soiling to panels. Shallow nicks to jacket at spine ends. Illustrated with b&w photographs. VG+/VG 
Price: 29.50 USD
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11 Brown, William Francis & Nash Buckingham National Field Trial Champions; An Authentic and Detailed History of the National Field Trial Championship Association Since its Inception in 1896
Harrisburg PA Stackpole Co. 1955 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Photographs & charts; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 520 pages; Larger 8vo HC. 1st edition. This copy rebound by prior owner in a heavy green textured cloth with titles stamped in gilt to spine. In the rebinding the endpages were refreshed and the original Osthaus illustrated front and rear fly leaves were retained as secondary front and end pages, but lacking the corresponding half of the image that had been the pastedown. Snugly bound with a mild shelf cock in the spine. Light foxing and toning to endpages. A sturdy and complete copy save for the original pastedowns. G+ thus ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 65.00 USD
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12 Bruette, Dr. William The Cocker Spaniel, Breeding, Breaking and Handling
New York Stackpole Sons 1937 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 216 pages; HC in original textured rust colored cloth. Soundly bound and decent with just light shelf/handling wear to cloth at edges. Gilt title lettering dulled but legible at spine; light soiling to cloth at spine. Prior owner name - Keating's Kennels" penned to front end page. Two small circular areas of glue residue to front and rear pastedowns. Solid decent copy. G+ 
Price: 10.00 USD
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13 Bullard, Marion; Hale, Bruce Co-Pilot Trott
New York E. P. Dutton & Co. 1944 First Edition Hardcover Good+ Illustrated by Bruce Hale 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 133 pages; 1st edition is soundly bound in original light blue cloth with pictorial design and title-lettering in dark blue to front cover and spine. Cloth rubbed at tips and spine ends; cloth at spine moderately toned. Light spotting and mottling to the cloth boards. Gift inscription penned to front endpaper. Illustrated from drawings by Bruce Hale. Uncommon. G+ 
Price: 39.00 USD
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14 Burges, Arnold The American Kennel and Sporting Field.
Brooklyn D. S. Holmes 1882 Second Revised Edition Hardcover Good+ 
woodcut B&W Illustrations; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 242 pages; HC 2nd revised and enlarged edition. In original green cloth over beveled edge boards with decorative pictorial vignette and titles in gilt to cover and titles still brightly in gilt to spine. Cloth rubbed with light fray at spine ends and corners. Mild shelf bumping to corner tips. Binding sound but a bit shaken with a few mild instances of gapping between signatures. Prior owner's small bookplate to front pastedown and a dimmed gift inscription penned to the front flyleaf. Mild foxing to the versos of the front and rear fly leaves. Illustrated with numerous woodcut figures of prominent and important dogs. G++ 
Price: 125.00 USD
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15 Compton, Herbert (Ed. ) The Twentieth Century Dog; Volume II (Sporting)
London Grant Richards 1904 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
B&W Photograph plates; in text drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 456 pages; HC in original red cloth with title lettering still brightly in gilt to spine and in black to upper board. This is Vol II only of the 2 volume work; this volume covering the Sporting breeds. Some light to moderate damp spot outlines to cloth boards. Cloth crimped at spine ends and lightly bumped at corners. Endpage joints stressed and cracking but reinforced with archival japanese tissue paper. Some light foxing to endpages; contents complete and clean with many pages unopened at top edge. Numerous photo plates and drawings in-text. G+ 
Price: 40.00 USD
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16 Dyer, Walter A Many Dogs There Be
New York The Century Co. 1924 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 321 pages; HC in dark brown cloth with title lettering in gilt and dog silhouette in black and gilt to cover and spine; gilt lettering at spine rubbed and somewhat dulled. Soundly bound and clean. Light shelf/handling wear to cloth at edges; corners lightly rubbed and spine ends crimped. Prior owner's name penned to front endpage. Sound unmarked copy. G++ to VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
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17 Dyer, Walter A The Mentor: Our Friend the Dog
NY Mentor Association 1918 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Sepia Photos; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 22 pages; 1916 The Mentor. Volume 6, Number 16. Original periodical retaining original card stock covers, entirely bound in heavy green cloth by the prior owner. Contents clean and neat; slightly trimmed at edges for rebinding. Gilt titling to spine; cover board not titled. Though slightly trimmed, margins are still decent. Latter portion of plates have a very narrow margin at the bottom edge. About 25 pages total with numerous small sepia toned photos of breed examples - along with five single page plates. Contents VG+ in an as new recasing. Uncommon 
Price: 15.00 USD
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18 Gesele, Lynn (Ed. ) English Setter Association of America 1992; It's Fun!
S. N. English Setter Association of America 1992 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations & Photos; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 368 pages; Oversize hardcover in glossy pictorial boards. Snug, solid and neat. Spine ends lightly crimped. Corners ligthyl bumped. Prior owner's small pictorial name and address stamp to the front endpage; no other marks. Illustrated profusely with B/W photos. VG+... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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19 Gipson, Fred & Carl Burger (Illust. ) Old Yeller
New York Harper & Brothers 1956 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Burgur 
Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 158 pages; Original edition, believed 1st printing. Snugly bound in original black quarter cloth with tweed patterned pale green paper covered boards. Titles brightly in gilt to spine. Light yellow colored pictorial dust jacket retains the 1st issue publisher price of $2.75 to the unclipped top corner of the front flap. Publisher codes 7042A and 7043B to front flap and rear flaps respectively; 4769 to rear panel. Mild and usual toning in the gutters of the endpages from period binder's glue; text bright and clean with Burgur's handsome illustrations . No marks. Dust jacket lightly rubbed at edges with shallow nicks and superficial loss at spine ends' spine panel with a whisper of sunning. Light shelf soiling to jacket surfaces. Though no statement of 1st edition is present on the copyright page, the jacket points to a 1st printing; we have yet. in some 20 years, to see a copy with a statement of 1st edition. 1956 Newberry Honor Book and the basis for one of the most loved Dog movies of all time. VG/VG 
Price: 200.00 USD
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20 Harris, Leonore & Dorothy Allen Deets (Illust. ) Big Lonely Dog [Nursery Books #4]
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company 1943 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
Color drawings, full page; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 1st edition. Snugly bound and very neat in original light blue, pictorial dust jacket. Illustrated throughout by color drawings by Dorothy Allen Deets. Front pictorial endsheet with a mild stress crease across the lower front corner. Text, clean, fresh and bright with no marks. Dust jacket has several small chips, nicks and short closed tears at edges. Front flap is price clipped from the top front corner and appears to have had the front most inch neatly trimmed either as a printer defect or as the sresult of an unexplainable action by the original owner. The flap is trimmed close up against the text of the text describing the narrative of the book. Still a very handsome and neat copy, uncommon in dust jacketed 1st edition examples. Lovingly illustrated Great Dane book for young ones. VG++/VG- 
Price: 110.00 USD
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