4to., (10 6/8 x 8 4/8 inches). Half-title. Chromolithographic frontispiece and 27 chromolithographic plates, wood-engraved illustrations, some full-page, throughout. Contemporary half brown morocco, gilt, all edges gilt (extremities a little scuffed).
Provenance: with the supra-libros of J.C. Colligan on the front cover; with the ownership inscription of Francis A. Niccolls on the recto of the first blank.
First edition. A comprehensive and attractive book about man's best friend,.... Nissen ZBI 3842.