c1913 The Merry Puppy Book by Cecil Aldin


A very nice example of a first edition of this lovely Cecil Aldin illustrated book THE MERRY PUPPY BOOK, comprising of the Farmyard Puppies, The Mongrel Puppy Book and The White Puppy Book.

The book has its green cloth-spine and buff boards, the front illustrated with the 3 dogs. It contains 36 full page plates illustrated by the famous dog artist Cecil Aldin. The book was published in 1913 by Humphrey Milford of London. All the plates are in great condition. The book has some bruising along the board edges and the cloth has a tear but is intact. There is some very light blotchy foxing to the first and last pages. There are no pencil or crayon marks or dedications. Increasingly rare in this condition, as the illustrations were often taken out to frame up.

Size: 21.5 x 23 x 2.5cm (8 ½ x 9 x 1 inches)
Weight: 854g