Hondenrassen. Punten, beschrijving, eigenschappen, gebreken, enz. Deel I: jachthonden. Met ruim 1000 afbeeldingen, 2150 honden voorstellende. [AND] Deel II: niet-jachthonden. Met ongeveer 1300 afbeeldingen, 1950 honden voorstellende. [Complete].
Item ID 71955
Deventer, Æ. E. Kluwer, 1904. Two volumes in two. Large 4to (30.0 x 23.5 cm). Two half-titles with engraved vignette, two title pages, two dedication pages (to Prince Hendrik of the Netherlands); 1678 pp., as follows: Volume I: 24, ix-xvi, 796, A-F; Volume II: 800, xxviii, [xvi (advertisements)]. Contemporary green half-buckram over marbled boards. Spines with gilt bands and title. Yellow endpapers. A very richly illustrated and quite rare, massive work about dog-breeds in the Netherlands, with text in Dutch, English, German and French. The work is divided in two parts: hounds (in the first volume), and other breeds (in the second). The author, Henri Adriën Graaf van Bylandt (1860-1943) was one of the founders and first chairman of the Dutch cynological society. The author's name is variously spelled Bylandt and Bijlandt - the former seems to be the preferred spelling, also used in this work. Pages A-F in volume I contain an index to that volume. Another index, in the rear of volume II, combines both volumes. The first 24 pages in volume I contain reviews of the work, and words of praise. The following - Roman numbered - pages show images of dogs throughout history. Apart from a few other advertisement pages (perhaps indicating a publication in issues), all other - richly illustrated - pages deal with dog breeds. Boards with some shelfwear, a few leaves a bit spotted, but generally clean. A very good, complete set. Wonderfully illustrated work on dogs in four languages