Dog Books

Books primarily about dogs.
20386 Storm of Dancerwood by Chipperfield

Storm of Dancerwood.

A story of a magnificent, independent Alsatian (German Shepard) who escapes from his kennel and survives in the wild. Published by Longmans in the following year and then revised by Hutchinson in 1967.

$16.00

 

The Wild Dog of Edmonton by David Grew.

The Wild Dog of Edmonton.

Dwight, an orphan, must run away from the farm when his dog Whitepaw is threatened.

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$16.00

 

21595 Keeper in Search of His Master by Kendall.

Keeper in Search of His Master.

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

 

21466 Where Was the Little White Dog? by Johnson.

Where Was the Little White Dog?

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.

$80.00

 

21005 The Seashore Noisy Book by Brown.

The Seashore Noisy Book.

Little Muffin hears everything, but he had never heard the sea. Adventures follow. "'Ho! Ho!' said the captain as he pulled Muffin out of the water. 'I think I've caught a dogfish this time.' Weisgard's bright angular illustrations of the curious sea creatures go right along with Muffin's inquisitive nature.

$95.00

 

19823 The Dog That Wanted to Whistle by Levy.

The Dog That Wanted to Whistle.

Chancho's parents were a Boxer and a Mastiff, and he is an odd combination of the two. His poor master is so sad when the crops fail and Chancho wants desperately to help out. Perhaps if he could whistle? He finds a tin whistle in the grass but swallows it accidentally and Pablo is so frightened of the sound his dog makes, he bolts the door against him. (happy ending though) Such an ugly and appealing dog, and the illustrations are just right.

$80.00

 

20179 AnimalLandontheAir by Frees, photos.

Animal Land on the Air.

A series of very short intertwined stories, bringing radio, motorcars, and planes into Animal Land, and beginning with A Young Matron, thinking sadly of her husband, Archingback Stripes, reported missing in action in World War I, we presume. Frees has written an interesting preface on animal photography: most suitable are kittens from six to ten weeks of age, as their attention is caught by sight, while a puppy's is distracted by sound. [White 745]

$275.00

 

20180 The Pussycat Princess by Anthony, illus photos Frees.

The Pussycat Princess.

"The Pussycat Princess asks and receives from her royal father permission to go out into the world, taking whatever risks may befall, but for one night only." Thirty-two photographs of real puppies and kittens elaborately dressed and posed to illustrate the story. [White 576].

$450.00

 

20968 Flicka, Ricka, and Dicka and a Little Dog by Lindman.

Flicka, Ricka, Dicka and a Little Dog.

The little girls return Mr. Applegate's lost wet dog. He keeps running back to them but Mother says "we must not keep what does not belong to us, though we may want to badly." Happy ending.

$100.00

 

20359 Bobtail Puppy Book by Cecil Aldin.

The Bobtail Puppy Book.

An introduction by the Puppy reveals his unease about his docked tail. In the following 11 "chapters", The Lambkin Laughs, The Cat Laughs, all his friends tease him, too. Each "chapter" contains a half title with a drawing, opening to a coloured painting of Puppy and his friend in greys, reds, dark browns, and yellow ochres, with black outlines on grey paper, the puppy's poem facing. In the last chapter, the Bob-Tail Puppy decides to solve the teasing by sitting down. Wonderful illustrations of this funny grey and white puppy, frequently reproduced. Due to the complexities of publishing imprints, Henry Frowde's children's books became Humphrey Milford's in the late teens, so this is a later printing rather than a reprint house printing. Heavy, original dimensions, with very nice colour quality. A scarce Aldin Puppy title.

$285.00

 

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