Keeper in Search of His Master.

21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall., 21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall., 21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall., 21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.

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.

$425.00

 

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21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.
21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.
21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.
21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.
Keeper in Search of His Master (Keeper's Travels on spine)
Kendall, Edward Augustus.
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London: Printed for E. Newbery at the corner of St. Paul's Church-yard, 1789/1788, stated "second edition"; green and red marbled boards, dark green vellum spine with gilt title stamped, frontispiece shows a peasant wading through the snow with a half frozen black and white small setter type dog, by Dadly after John Thurston [Roscoe J206]; large print; 3.5 x 5.25"; 190 pp.
Juvenile small.
CONDITION: Very Good Plus; no names or other marks or foxing; tiny corner bumps, probably a 19th c, skilled, tasteful, rebacking with original boards, since there is no paper label as called for and the endpapers/flyleafs have no inscriptions; however all other points but the label follow Roscoe; original price 1/6.
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21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.
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