1867. Item #15397
Hibberd, Shirley. Clever Dogs, Horses, Etc.: With Anecdotes of Other Animals. London: S.W. Partridge, n.d. [ca. 1867 from date in illustrations]. 128p + 8p of publisher's ads, many pls. by Robert Weir. Good to very good gilt-stamped hardcover (corners rubbed, cover illustration mounted on front cover lightly rubbed). Recased with new endpapers, so much sturdier than usually found. ** True tales of all kinds of tame and wild animals and birds (many owned by the author), and how their behavior shows traits of intelligence, loyalty, compassion, etc. Intended for children, to instill in them a love and understanding of the natural world. Several accounts of horses, and reference to horse tamer John Rarey.