Published by SPCK and E & J.B Young. With pretty chromolithography and tinted monochrome illustrations by R. Andre. Undated c1884. Three stories told in rhyme - Papa Poodle, the little master to his big dog and the burial of Linnet.
Puggie's grave by Hans Andersen Published by Sockl & Nathan. Undated c1895. Beautiful chromolithography and tinted monochrome illustrations. The words ‘with kind love and all good wishes for a joyous New Year’ printed on the dust jacket.
A short, tragic tale about Puggie the Pug
'We were staying in the country at a gentleman's seat, where it happened that the master was absent for a few days. In the meantime, there arrived from the next town a lady; she had a pug dog with her, and came, she said, to dispose of shares in her tan-yard. It was about a week after we arrived in the town, and put up at the inn. Our windows looked into the tan-yard, which was divided into two parts by a partition of planks; in one half were many skins and hides, raw and tanned. Here was all the apparatus necessary to carry on a tannery, and it belonged to the widow. Puggie had died in the morning, and was to be buried in this part of the yard...'
Now for something more cheerful;
A day with Dopey written by Florence Royce
Dopey and Dotty written by Florence Royce
Two tail waggingly good doggy books! Dopey is a sweet little Pekinese and Dotty is her puppy. Six beautiful full page full colour plates in each by G. E. Studdy (of Bonzo fame). Published by John Crowther in 1943.
The Mischievous Puppy written by Leslie Martin
Illustrated with full colour plates and sepia drawings by Ethel L Tanner. Published by Gale & Polden, 1917. Rags comes to stay with Big Mistress, Little Mistress and Master and causes all kinds of upsets. This particular puppy book has seen better days the binding is very fragile and several pages are partly detached, but it’s still a feast for the eyes.
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