Publisher:The Macmillan Company, New York . London, 1958
Binding:Hardcover (Original Cloth)
Condition:Very Good Condition
Dust Jacket:Very Good
The Macmillan Company, 1958, Hardcover (Original Cloth), Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First Edition, Illustrated By: Giovannetti
A Word of Explanation by John Meredith. The text is illustrated with 39 a full-page black-and-white illustrations, in various styles, of dogs and four pages of dog cartoons, where there are two illustrations per page. All drawings done by Giovannetti. 1/4 black coloured cloth backstrip with gilt coloured titles. 3/4 illustrated front cover, again by Giovannetti ( who also happened to do the illustration on the rear book panel ), with black and yellow coloured titles. Illustrated dustwrapper, same illustration as for underlying board, with black and yellow coloured titles to the front panel and black coloured titles to the backstrip. "Wildly improbable but wonderfully real are these forty odd caricatures in which Giovannetti captures the Quintessence of Dog. With wit and with sharp observation Giovannetti conveys the quirks and crochets of man's best friend. Accompanying each drawing are multiple captions in French and in English devised by several hands in dogged disagreement.". -- from the front fold over panel. Light browning and heavier offset tanning to the endpapers and a hint of age toning to the internal pages. Rubbing and creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. There is a 0.25 " tear to the lower edge of the front dustwrapper panel and two small tears to the top edge of the backstrip. Background of the dustwrapper, white, has become yellowed and dull and shows handling and rubbing marks. Clipping of the dustwrapper, to the top right-hand corner of the front fold over panel and to the lower right-hand corner of the same panel. Size: 4to 9¾" - 12" tall. non-paginated and at the rear of the book 3 pages not illustrated (intentionally), . Text is in English / French. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Giovannetti. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Humour; Cartoons; France; English / French Language; Inventory No: 0106609.