London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
De canibus britannicis, liber unus. De rariorum animalum et stirpium historia, liber unus. De libris propriis, liber unus. London: William Seres, 1570. 3 parts in one volume, small 8°, folding letterpress table (title stained and wormed at foremargin, heavy stain to corner of D2 of pt.I, waterstain to B1 of pt. III, marginal soiling and light staining at beginning and end), 18th-century sheep, red morocco lettering-piece (rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: R.S. (initials at foot of title).
FIRST EDITION of the first English book on dogs, which also includes information on wolves and foxes. The work was originally written as a contribution to Gesner's Historiae animalium but was not included in the larger work due to Gesner's death in 1565. Schwerdt I, p. 281; STC 346.
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