The Dog – In Health and Disease. Comprising the various modes of breaking and using him for hunting, coursing, shooting etc., and including the points or characteristics of Toy Dogs.
First Edition. London, Longman, Green, Longman & Roberts, 1859. 8°. Frontispiece, XVI, 468 pages with 66 original wood-engravings within the text. Original Hardcover / Publisher’s original red half-leather with gilt lettering on spine. Very good condition with the booblock being slightly shaky. Otherwise only minor signs of external wear. Text and illustrations very good.
Includes for example: The Natural History, Zoological Classification and Varieties of the Dog / Wild and half-reclaimed Dogs, hunting in Packs / The Dingo / The Dhole / The Parish / The Wild Dog of Africa / The South – American Dog / The North – American Dog / Other Wild Dogs / Domesticated Dogs hunting chiefly by the Eye and Killing their Game for Man’s Use / The Rough Scotch Greyhound and Deerhound / The Smooth or English Greyhound / The Gazehound / The Irish Greyhound or Wolf-dog / The Hare-Indian Dog / The Albanian Dog / The Persian Greyhound / The Italian Greyhound / The Turkish Greyhound / The Grecian Greyhound / The French Mâtin / Watch Dogs / The English Sheep-Dog / The Colley / The German Sheep-Dog / Pomeranian Wolf-Dog / The Newfoundland and Labrador Dogs / The Greenland Dog / The Iceland and Lapland Dog / Domesticated Dogs, hunting chiefly by the Nose and both finding and killing their Game; commonly known in Hounds: The Southern Hound / The Bloodhound / The Staghound / The Foxhound / The Harrier / The Beagle / The Otterhound / The Terrier / The Dachshund / Crossed Breeds – Retriever – Bull-Terrier / Lurcher / Dog and Fox Cross / The Breeding, Rearing Breaking and Management of the Dog In-Doors and Out / Principles of Breeding / Importane of Health in both Sire and Dam / The Bitch in Whelp / Preparations fro Whelping / Destruction or choice of Whelps at Birth / Greyhound Kennels / Foxhound Kennels / The Vermin Dog / The Diseases of the Dog and their Treatment / The Remedies suited to the Dog and the bets Means of Administering them / Fevers and their Treatment /