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Illustrations of the land and fresh water conchology of Great Britain and Ireland : with figures, descriptions, and localities of all the species
"Manchester: Printed by T. Sowler"--Verso of t.p Publisher's advertisements" p. -144 Plates signed: Drawn by Capt. Brown, engraved by W.H. Lizars, Edinburgh [or] A.I. Aikman Plates are hand-colored Includes bibliographical references and indexes extracted picklist SCNHRB copy (39088013486014) stamped on 2nd front free endpaper: Return to Library Engraving Division SCNHRB copy half bound in black sheepskin and marbled paper boards, title in gilt on spine, red sprinkled edges, marbled endpapers; housed in an archival cardboard box
Originally published in 1897, "This little work is intended as a guide to those who have to do with horses, either as owners, purchasers, breeders, trainers, managers, or attendants, and whose experience has not been so extensive as those on whose knowledge it is based. There is no pretence whatever to novelty in any of the subjects treated but it is to be hoped that such absence of novelty will not detract from utility, and that the hints contained in its pages may be found of service, and assist those who are interested in horses and horse management when they require assistance." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include : Breeds of Horses Purchasing Horses at Fairs The Paddock, Straw-Yard, Stable and Stabling Feeding and General Management Riding and Hunting Harness and Driving The Tradesman's Horse and Family Pony Breeding, Foaling and Foal Rearing Breaking and Training The Ass and Mule Shoeing, Diseases and Injuries of the Foot Injuries, Lameness and Disease
The Boston terrier; its history, points, breeding, rearing, training, and care, together with several instructive chapters on management and diseases of dogs from a common sense view
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THE AIREDALE TERRIER By Williams Haynes. A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in 1911, this extremely scarce early work on the Airedale Terrier is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. In the books one hundred and sixteen pages the author discusses how the Airedale was originally a cross between a tan-grizzle terrier, once common in the English Midlands, and the Otter Hound, with added dashes of Bull and Bedlington Terrier. He also tells of the history of the breed and some of its famous winners, with other chapters on its care and breeding, showing and ailments. He has high praise for the Airedale's usefulness, "He has made his home in all countries from Alaska to India. He has been used for all sorts of game from the grizzly to mice; he has done police duty in France, Germany and America; he has drawn sleds in the Arctic, and driven sheep in Australia. An Airedale will do anything any other dog can do, and then lick the other dog." The book is illustrated throughout with black + white photographs and illustrations of famous Airedales of the day. This is a fascinating read for any Airedale enthusiast or historian of the breed, but also contains much information that is still practical and useful today. "The biggest and the best of all the terriers." Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.