The Illustrated Book of the Dog by Vero Shaw, with Appendix on Canine Medicine and Surgery by W. Gordon Stables, circa 1881, no indication of edition. Published by Cassel, Petter, Galpin and Company, London, Paris, and New York. Quarto, 664 pages including appendix, 28 chromolithographic plates with additional illustrations, hardbound in tooled blue cloth covers with gilt and black lettering and pictorial design to covers and spine, gilt edged paper. 11 3/8" H x 9 1/2" W x 2 3/4" D. Provenance: The collection of internationally known ragtime pianist and historian Johnny Maddox, Gallatin, TN. CONDITION: Overall good condition with normal shelf wear. Rebacked with modern materials, 10 3/4" X 7 3/4" section of original blue cloth from back cover included. Chromolithographic plates are collated, areas of losses/flaking to some of the plates. Majority of pages in overall good condition with light toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, first and last few pages. Back end paper with pencil inscriptions from previous owner.
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