"Of all sporting dogs perhaps there are none more generally useful, beautiful, and sagacious that the setter": Scarce first edition of Edward Laverack's The Setter
The Setter: With Notices of the Most Eminent Breeds Now Extant; Instructions How to Breed, Rear, and Break; Dog Shows, Field Trials, General Management, Etc.
London: Longmans, Green, and Co, 1872.
First edition of this early work on breeding and training the most eminent breeds of setters. Octavo, original cloth with gilt titles to the spine and front panel within gilt frames, all edges gilt, with two colored chromolithographic plates after photographs by J. Eastham, of Manchester. In near fine condition. Scarce and desirable.
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