SPORTING DOGS. By A. Croxton Smith. Plates by G. Vernon Stokes, R.B.A.

SPORTING DOGS. By A. Croxton Smith. Plates by G. Vernon Stokes, R.B.A.

THE SPORTING SPANIEL. By C.A. Phillips and R. Claude Caine. Second edition.

THE SPORTING SPANIEL. By C.A. Phillips and R. Claude Caine. Second edition.

THE POINTER AND HIS PREDECESSORS. AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE POINTING DOG FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES. By William Arkwright.

(1906) 1999 reprint of 1997 Derry Argue facsimile edition. 8vo (141 x 222mm). Ppxiii,275. B/w illustrations, bibliography. Red boards, upper board and spine titled in gilt.

This 1999 reprint of Derry Argue's 1977 edition of the 1906 2nd edition reproduces all 22 of the original plates. This printing has a new years ago I said in my haste, 'I will write a complete record of the Pointer.' Ever since I have been hunting up the materials at home and abroad, and to aid the pursuit I have been obliged to learn from its commencement the language of one of the countries involved in my research. ...My fitness for writing the practical part of this book mainly depends on my having been reared literally from earliest infancy among pure pointers, though afterwards I experimented, on my own account, with the houndy ones. For my father, dying when I was but a few weeks old, left instructions that his pointers were to be preserved for me, instructing Charles Ecob his favourite keeper, to look after my sporting education. His wishes were carried out to the letter, and no child could have had a kinder or more competent tutor; and it is owing to those early years of include: Early history; Later history; Shows and working trials; Characteristics of the pointer; Breeding and selection; Alien crosses; Shooting over dogs; Breaking; Kennel management; List of books.
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Author Arkwright (William). (1857-1925).
Book Code 44458
ISBN 0906924030 / 0906924030.
Book Description Top edge dusty, book-seller's label to front end-papers but very good in slightly used dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1989
Publisher Derry Argue, Argue Publishing.
Place Tain, Scotland.