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DOGGIANA: by Cynophilus [cover title].
London, [Hullmandel] for Colnaghi and Son, 1827. FIRST EDITION. Oblong 4to, lithographic title and seven hand-coloured lithographic plates; spotting mainly in the margins; original printed wrappers; frayed margins and spine worn; preserved in a custom-made cloth box with gilt-stamped lettering-piece on spine. This rare series of dog studies opens with an iconographically unusual title-page: an Egyptian pyramid balanced on a large mushroom in a field with well-dressed dog, � la Napoleon, standing proudly on top. In most plates an English setter features in various circumstances: dancing, a challenge, in matrimony, suckling young, stealing a ham on a bone, or caught in a steel trap; the last showing passing a stone inscribed in dog Latin verse. We have not been able to establish the author of this work with any degree of certainty, the reference to Standert is given in an article from AB Bookman's Weekly from 1991, but we have not been able to corroborate this attribution. Not in Halkett & Laing; OCLC locates copies at Yale, the Library of the American Kennel Club, Texas Christian University and in the College of William and Mary. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Pickering & Chatto [London, United Kingdom]
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