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SHAW, VERO:
The Illustrated Book of the Dog. With an Appendix on Canine Medicine and Surgery by Gordon STABLES.
London, Cassell & Company Ltd., No date, circa 1890 Large hardback, approx 11 x 8.5 inches. In blue pebbled cloth, beveled edges, gilt lettering and black & gilt pictorial designs to front and spine. Blind embossed decoration on rear. Dark brown endpapers. In very good condition. Rare original cloth binding. Repair to split rear hinge, glue repairs between endpapers. Cloth split at ends of spine. Spine faded, edges darkened. A couple of minor marks. A few handling and thumb marks, some light foxing to pages and to plates, else plates very clean and bright. Overall a very clean and tight copy. Illustrated with 28 fine colour chromolithographic plates by Vincent Brooks, Day & Son. Many full-page & smaller illustrations; 664pp. + 8pp adverts (dated 6.90).
Bookseller: PROCTOR / THE ANTIQUE MAP & BOOKSHOP [DORCHESTER, United Kingdom]
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