London: Harvill Press, 1961.
1st Edition. Hardcover. First Edition. Review copy, Inscribed by Vita Sackville-West on the front free endpaper. “For Constana from Vita/ Nov. 1961” Publisher’s material laid- in on Collins Publishers letterhead. 4to unpaginated. 100 pp. Fine in black cloth, gilt titles to the spine and front board. In a very good bright pictorial dustwrapper. Vita’s one-page essays on forty-four different breeds of dogs opposite stunning black and white photographs by Lealia Goehr. As personal and informative as her gardening articles in the London Observer many essays referring to dogs she has known. The Saluki given to her by Gertrude Bell, Ethel Smyth’s Old English Sheepdog, her own Alsatian Rolloo, Dorothy Wellesley’s Great Dane and Edie Lamont’s Golden Labrador.
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