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Non-Fiction Pet-Lover | Non-Fiction Photography
These poems about the working dogs and companion dogs of the early twentieth century, are by Patrick R. Chalmers, who kept and admired dogs. The charming illustrations by artist Cecil Aldin complement the lively character of the book.
The poems here have been retyped line by line and checked for accuracy, kept in their original formatting.
The artworks will delight any dog lover. The dog breeds of the day are shown in their settings.
The poems describe in many cases, dogs used for working or game sport purposes over a century ago.
A Dozen Dogs Or So include the Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Pup, Sealyham Terrier, Cairn, Lurcher, West Highland Terrier, Hound, Hunt Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Field Spaniel, Mixed breed.
Significant new content has been added; an original glossary explaining many terms and practices for today’s readers, and original colour photos of dogs of modern day, including various breeds and activities. As the author/ publisher is the photographer, these photos cannot be found elsewhere. Clare O’Beara is an established, award-winning author who has been publishing independently since 2013. This book is her copyright and cannot be reproduced by others.
This book contains poetry and art which provide cultural history. They explain how the British countryside was managed and worked; show that dogs were bred for various purposes and aided humans to herd animals, thwart or kill pests and predators, or fetch game; show that dogs were considered the foremost companions of men, women and children from every class.
This book contains important cultural history. The modern publisher has chosen to reproduce the historical work so future generations can access that cultural information. The modern publisher has added substantial original content which means that this book constitutes an original work and is protected by copyright.
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