Dogs of Character; Written and Illustrated by Cecil Aldin

"For the Dog Lover"

ALDIN, Cecil. Dogs of Character. Written and Illustrated by Cecil Aldin. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited, 1927.

First edition. Royal octavo (10 7/16 x 7 5/8 inches; 265 x 193 mm.). viii, 116, [1], [1 imprint], [2 blank]. Two color plates and numerous text illustrations (some full-page).

Publishers olive green cloth, front cover lettered in gilt and with a color illustration mounted in the center. Spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt. Tan endpapers. A very fine copy in the original pictorial dust jacket (top one inch missing from spine of jacket). With the original eight page prospectus loosely inserted.

"Mr Aldin's book is for the dog lover. It treats of character rather than show points, and is full of instruction and advice, interspersed with humorous anecdotes and stories, whilst drawings of almost every breed of dog illustarte the text. The Author-Artist has worked upon original lines and has permitted his own two dogs, (pictured on the front of the dust jacket), to interrupt and critcize hislierary effort in their own emphatic and amusing manner. The frontispiece is in full colors and over 80 illustrations appear in the book." (Prospectus). Item #02943

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