|[Dogs.] Stud Book of Hounds [title on upper cover and spine]. [n.p., probably Hertfordshire, England, 1838-1855.|
Small 4to, 112 leaves, preprinted with headings, ruled in ink, completed in ink in various hands; large oil ink stain on two facing pages, else in fine condition; original green vellum, title in gilt to upper cover and spine.
A fascinating early record of a dog-breeding kennel, probably located in Hertfordshire or the nearby part of Essex, judging by the location of the clients, who are all identified.The stud book is kept in the style of a ledger and lists not only the names and residences of the clients, but also the identity of the dog and the bitch 'when warded', when pupped, the date each puppy was 'sent out', the puppy's name, identifying marks if any (e.g. '2 slits right ear', 'top left ear off', 'one notch right ear', 'notch point both ears' etc.) and rather enigmatically 'when returned', with later notes such as 'dead', or 'drafted', etc.Clients' addresses include most market towns and large villages in an area some 15 to 40 miles north and north-east of London, including Bishop's Stortford, Hadham, Standon, Ware, Royston, Pickeridge, Stanstead etc, and client names include Lord Petre of Thorndon Hall, ie William Henry Francis Petre, 11th Baron Petre, 1793-1850.Dog stud books as early as this must be decidedly uncommon, the Kennel Club itself, which boasts to be the 'oldest recognised kennel club in the world' was not formed until 1873.
|Location of Origin: Europe|
|Medium/Materials: binding of original green vellum, title in gilt to upper cover and spine|
|Dimensions: 200 x 170 mm|
|Primary Classification: Fossils, Science, Natural History, and Rocks for Sale : Other|
|Secondary Classification: Antique Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Antiques Books and Historical Books|
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