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First published in 1939, The Red Book of Dogs: Hounds, Terriers, Toys and its counterpart, The Blue Book of Dogs: Sporting, Working, Herding, Non-Sporting are now available again expanded collectible editions. Together, they cover pure breed dogdom from A to Z.The Blue Book of Dogs showcases 56 breeds of sporting, working, herding, and non-sporting dogs, along with a new section on mixed breeds. In addition to illustrations of the breeds from the original book, there are now more than 300 gorgeous images-from vintage playing cards, postcards, and advertising premiums to illustrations, paintings, and contemporary photography-all especially selected for this edition. The book's original description of each breed's history has been preserved, and its standards updated. Readers will now find a wealth of entertaining contemporary facts and trivia, too.Brimming with anecdotes, amusing pop culture snippets, and hundreds of wonderful images, The Blue Book of Dogs will delight and inform dog lovers of all ages.
Originally published in the 1930s, these books present a collage of four to five images for each dog breed, culled from vintage graphics, vintage playing cards, postcards, illustrations, fine art, and photography. Each book showcases 60 different breeds, from sporting and working dogs to terriers and toy dogs.