Book Description

Dublin. 1897. 1st edition. Very good green cloth gilt covers. Gilt Wolfdog and Irish Harp vignette on the front board. Cloth slightly worn. Internally good with a frontis. Paper browning. Photo section at rear of the book. Ink inscription. Scarce .
Dealer Notes
The Irish Wolfhound is a breed of large sighthound that has, by its presence and substantial size, inspired literature, poetry and mythology. Strongly associated with Gaelic Ireland and Irish history, they were famed as guardian dogs and for hunting wolves.

The modern breed, classified by recent genetic research into the Sighthound United Kingdom Rural Clade (Fig. S2),[8] is used by coursing hunters who have prized it for its ability to dispatch game caught by other, swifter sighthounds.[9][10] It is among the largest of all breeds of dog. In 1902, the Irish Wolfhound was declared the regimental mascot of the Irish Guards.
Author Hogan, Edmund
Date 1897
Binding Cloth
Publisher Sealy Seyers and Walker
Illustrator N/A
Condition Very Good -
Pages 167

Price: £150.00

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