Books primarily about dogs.
Beautiful paintings of this graceful dog illustrate Terhune's collection of inimitable stories. Not an uncommon book, but in very nice condition and just right for a young collie lover.
Wolf was the largest of his litter, a huge Irish wolfhound who learned early to hunt on his native Western rangeland. As a young dog, he went from a kind master and loving mother to a brutal trapper. Then with Dan Loman's help, he slowly learned to trust humans again. Hinkle writes a great dog story! Hard to find one in nice condition. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.
Bran, the Celtic war dog of nobility, is bewildered and lost when his master dies in battle against the Romans. His story moves from Britain to Rome, and the home of a Roman soldier and his Celtic wife.
How Dusty comes to the rescue of the kind family who has adopted her. Based on the authors' own golden whippet "with the grace of a deer and the speed of the flying wind."
"In a valley deserted by human beings, Brim, the terrier finds an old half-built barge." Though it takes persistence and the support of his friends to build and sail the barge, Brim holds on to his dream. A fine story which should be better known.
Paddy's mistress gives him a little green purse with his share of the take from his work as an entertainer. The story follows him around town as he uses his money to buy food and flowers and go to a matinee. (Lassie with Elizabeth Taylor) An almost wordless fantasy with full page paintings.
Linc and his friends set out to explore the mystery surrounding Perro, a Spanish speaking dog from Mexico.
A classic 1907 tale of a bull terrier who shares his master's life in the veld.
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.
A very sweet continuous story of a little white dog, perhaps some kind of terrier, who went along on a visit to Grandfather's farm with Fred and then got lost. Each of the 12 chapters telling of his adventures has an illustrated half title and small decorations and illustrations with 3-5 detailed little rebus drawings in text as well. Nice animal illustrations by a turn of the century artist and illustrator, (not the famous animal illustrator Margaret S. Johnson, who would have been 8 years old in 1901.)
Please click on individual pictures to see the fine detail.