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Book - ' The Power of the Dog ', by Maud Earl (1911)
1st Edition (1911) of the excellent book entitled "The Power of the Dog", with 20 colour plates by Maud Earl, described by A.Croxton Smith. Published by Hodder & Stoughton.
There are 20 separate chapters, with each devoted to a single breed and accompanied by a loose leaf plate illustrating the dog and signed by Maud Earl. The chapters are as follows :-

The Foxhound
The Bloodhound
The Pointer
The Greyhound
The Pyrenean Mountain Dog
The Welsh Terrier
The Scottish Terrier
The Sealyham Terrier
The Fox Terrier
The West Highland White Terrier
The Miniature Bulldog
The Bull Terrier
The Chow Chow
The Pekingese
The Miniature Pomeranian
The English Springer Spaniel
The Boston Terrier
The Griffon Bruxellois
The Miniature Poodle
A Pekingese Puppy

This is a lovely book which would grace the bookshelf of any dog enthusiast and collector of artwork by Maud Earl.

It has 1/4 vellum & grey cloth-covered sides, with gilt lettering and the signature of Maud Earl printed on the front board. There is minor discolouration of the vellum spine, but otherwise the boards and spine are in very good condition. The inner binding is sound and the pages are crisp and clean apart from some light browing on the front and rear flyleaf pages and minor foxing on the second flyleaf. Apart from this, it is in excellent condition for a book which is nearly 100 years old. Size: 13" x 10.25".
Price :   £350.00   plus shipping / postage
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