Dogs, Paintings & Stories, Diana Thorne, 1932, RARE

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  • Sold Date: Apr 25, 2011
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Dogs, Paintings & Stories, Diana Thorne, 1932, RARE DOGS, PAINTINGS AND STORIES by Diana Thorne Akron, OH: Saalfield. 1932 Stapled binding. 1st edition. unpaginated.
PERHAPS THE RAREST OF THE DIANA THORNE BOOKS!
In addition to the cover painting (which also appears on the back cover), there are reproductions of 12 color paintings and two drawings by this legendary doggy artist. There is a Sealyham Terrier on the front and back covers. The following breeds are included inside: Airedale, Boston Terrier, Cairn Terrier, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, English Setter, Fox Terrier (Wire), German Shepherd, Great Dane, Husky, Irish Terrier and Scottish Terrier (Scottie, Scotty). Additionally, there's a black and white Wire Fox Terrier sketch.
This oversized (13 in x 10 1/2 in) book with its stapled binding was designed for very young children. I'm sure they loved it. It's also why so few copies of this title have survived and why, when you do find them, they are often in very poor condition. This book is a stunning tribute to Thorne's artistry.
CONDITION: Good plus to very good minus. Wear to the corners and creasing near edges and spine. Some chipping around spine. 1 1/2 inch tear to bottom of spine, but staples are secure and binding is tight. Someone has written the name "Lester" in pencil on the bottom of the front
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