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The Illustrated Book of the Dog
by Vero Shaw, published in 1881 by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co.

Original 130+-year-old Chromolithographs, some with hand finishing


(Black and White prints are Wood Block prints)


Sheet size: about 8 x 10½ inches (exceptions noted).

The Illustrated Book of the Dog by Vero Shaw featured over 93 colored plates as well as black and white wood block engravings.
This was the fourth book on dogs to be printed in English and illustrated with color plates.

The book contains the earliest known portraits of the Airedale Terrier and the first color illustrations of the Belington Terrier, Dandie Dinmont Terrier, Irish Terrier, Yorkshire Terrier,
Fox Terrier, Pug, Italian Greyhound, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Irish Water Spaniel, Dachshund, Basset Hounds, and Retrievers.

These are original plates from the 1881 edition of this delightful volume. The last part of the nineteenth century was the time when wonderful chromolithographs were being produced in England and the United States, and these prints are excellent examples of the process.

The attractive subjects and bright colors make for a series of truly charming prints.

Skye Terrier
Skye Terriers


$179.95

Bedlington Terrier, Dandie Didmont Terrier
Bedlington Terrier,
Dandie Didmont Terrier


$179.95

Bull Dogs
Bull Dog

Pomeranian and Maltese
Pomeranian Dog, Maltese


Retrievers
Retrievers


English Setter
English Setter


Irish Setter
Irish Setter


$179.95

Gordon Setter
Gordon Setter


Rough-coated St. Bernard
Rough-coated St. Bernard


$179.95

St. Bernard
St. Bernard


Newfoundland
Newfoundland


Mastiff
Mastiff


$179.95

Sheep Dog
Sheep Dog


Foxhound
Foxhound



Greyhound
Greyhound


Bloodhound
Bloodhound

St. Bernard of the Hospice
St. Bernard of the Hospice


$79.95

Berghund
Berghund


$79.95

Leonberg Dog
Leonberg


Types of Setters
Types of Setters


$79.95

Foxhound and Pointer cross
Foxhound and Pointer cross


$79.95

German Poodles
German Poodles


$79.95

Black Pomeranian
Black Pomeranian


$79.95

Pointer Bitch
Pointer Bitch "Belle," The Property of Mr. R. J. Lloyd Price


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.25 inches)

Mr. Theodore Bassett's Fox-Terrier
Mr. Theodore Bassett's Fox-Terrier "Brokenhurst Sting."


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.75 inches)

Mr. J. H. Shorthose's English Setter Bitch
Mr. J. H. Shorthose's English Setter Bitch "Novel."


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.5 inches)

Mr. MacDona's Champion English Setter
Mr. MacDona's Champion English Setter "Ranger."


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.5 inches)

Esquimaux Dog
Esquimaux Dog "Sir John Franklin," Property of Mr. W. K. Taunton


(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.5 inches)

Chinese Puzzle
"Chinese Puzzle," the Property of Mr. W. K. Taunton


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 5 inches)

Mrs. Rawlinson's Countess
Mrs. Rawlinson's Countess.
[Mastiff]


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.75 inches)

Herr Wuster's Tiger German Mastiff,
Herr Wuster's Tiger German Mastiff, "Flora."


(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 5 inches)

Mr. A. M. Shaw's Flora [Working Skye Terrier]
Mr. A. M. Shaw's Flora
[Working Skye Terrier]


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.25 inches)

Dr. Mark's Kate and Badger [Irish Terriers]
Dr. Mark's Kate and Badger
[Irish Terriers]


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.75 inches)

Mr. Carrick's Ottter-Hound,
Mr. Carrick's Ottter-Hound, "Lottery."


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.5 inches)

Swedish Beagle
Swedish Beagle "Jerker," Property of Mr. Enoch Hutton.


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.5 inches)

Water Spaniel
Water Spaniel, from the "Sportsman's Cabinet."


$59.95
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 4.75 inches)


Water dog carrying puppy across stream
untitled


$10
(Woodcut, text verso, approx. size of sheet 8 x 6 inches. Please note the slight curl upper right and light text offsetting)

Weston Harrier
Weston Harrier


$59.95

(this print is not from
"The Illustrated Book of the Dog," it is unidentified, age unknown, with a soft crease in the lower left corner)

 

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