Stories and Reference Books on Dogs, Pets, Birds, Fish, etc.
- The Boston Terrier And All About It. A Practical, Scientific, And Up To Date Guide To The Breeding Of The American Dog | by Edward Axtell
- Who and what is this little dog that has forced his way by leaps
and bounds from Boston town to the uttermost parts of this grand
country, from the broad Atlantic to the Golden Gate, and from the
Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico? Nay, not content with this,
but has overrun the imaginary borders north and south until he is
fast becoming as great a favorite on the other side as here, and
who promises in the near future, unless all signs fail, to cross
all oceans, and extend his conquests wherever man is found that can
appreciate beauty and fidelity in man's best friend...
- All About Dogs - A Book For Doggy People | by Charles Henry Lane
- To his fellow lovers and admirers of Dogs throughout the World, this little book is respectfully Dedicated by the Author, in the earnest hope that it may be the means of stimulating and increasing their appreciation of the most faithful, devoted and reliable. Friend of the Human Race.
- Everything About The Dogs | by Alvin George Eberhart
- Many days and nights 'till the clock would strike up to three in the morning, have I sat at my desk and written, handicapped by my eyes, (one of them having been operated on and a cataract removed), and when 1 started this book I was afraid the strain on them would be more than they could stand, but took the chance, for I felt it was my duty to dogs, because I knew how much good it would do dogs, to get to the dog owners of this country what is in this book, and my reward for all this labor of love is ever present within me, and I am now fully repaid, aside from the profit consideration part of it in dollars, and this part not so great as it should have been, due to the inflated cost of paper and everything else pertaining to attempting to get out a book in war times, but I never started to do anything and changed my mind, or failed to get through with it. I've had human friends "change their minds" - and fail me - in time of need, but never a dog - and this is another "difference" between a man and a dog...
- Dog Shows And Doggy People | by Charles H. Lane
- As one who has always been a warm lover of dogs, taken a keen interest in dog shows ever since they were first started in this country, and been associated, in one way or another, with many of the most important shows held here, it has occurred to me that to men and women - as the fanciers, breeders, and exhibitors amongst the fair sex are now very numerous and influential, and many of them quite up-to-date, even in the capacity of judges - with like tastes to my own, it may be useful and perhaps interesting as well to have a few particulars of the earlier shows, and, for the purpose of writing this book, I have therefore drawn on a long experience as an exhibitor, and perused many ancient catalogues and notes of bygone shows, collecting such details as I thought might be of interest about the Doggy People and dogs taking part in them, and giving slight sketches, accompanied in most cases with portraits, of some of the many friends and acquaintances I have met with during a long doggy career.
- Dogs Of All Nations | by W. E. Mason
- A complete work, profusely illustrated, bearing the world's different varieties of the dog, group under their several nationalities, with descriptive matter explaining the characteristics and utility of each
- British Dogs: Their Varieties, History, Characteristics, Breeding, Management, And Exhibition | by Hugh Dalziel
- Few subjects, and certainly no animal, has been treated with so much written eloquence as the Dog, nor do we grudge the lavish encomiums heaped upon him, for they are well deserved. That we do not follow in the usual course pursued by writers on this subject there are several reasons. First, the felt want of ability to give expression to our views and feelings in language at once sufficiently laudatory and appropriate; secondly, that the several writers who have assisted in compiling this book may be trusted to do justice to the breeds they treat of in better terms than we can; and, lastly, that as the book is intended to be in great part descriptive of the varieties as seen and classified at our dog shows, and therefore a practical work, both for the experienced exhibitor and the tyro whose love for the dog needs no stimulus, panegyrics on his good qualities are not needed...
- The Dogs Of The British Islands | by J. H. Walsh
- Being a series of articles on the points of their various breeds, and the treatment of the diseases to which they are subject.
- British Dogs, Their Points, Selection, And Show Preparation | by W. D. Drury
- Since the last Edition of "British Dogs" was issued, many breeds but then little known have become popular; while others quite unknown have come "to stay." This, combined with a more extended knowledge of the management of existing varieties, has rendered a new Edition absolutely necessary. As is fairly well known, the old work was in two volumes - a form that was somewhat cumbersome and necessarily expensive. The present work has been compressed into one volume, and this without sacrificing any of those important details that have characterised the work since its inception. The aim has been to produce a modern work upon modern dogs; and in doing so the claims of the fancier have been studied equally with those of that wider section known as the dog-loving public...
- British Dogs At Work | by A. Croxton Smith
- The letterpress of this book makes no pretence of competing with the excellent works that are already in existence, its object being to afford some help and interest to the thousands who keep one or two dogs as workers or as pets, or to the more limited number who may contemplate getting together a kennel for purposes of exhibition. From the questions that are frequently reaching me, I have come to the conclusion that many will be grateful for advice upon the common ailments from which dogs are liable to suffer, free from unnecessary technicalities, together with some observations upon the general treatment of our canine friends.
- Kennel Secrets: How To Breed, Exhibit And Manage Dogs | by Ashmont
- When some proud son of man returns to earth, Unknown to glory, but upheld by birth, The sculptor's art exhausts the pomp of woe, And storied urns record who rests below. When all is done, upon the tomb is seen, Not what he was, but what he should have been. But the poor dog, in life the firmest friend, The first to welcome, foremost to defend, Whose honest heart is still his master's own, Who labors, fights, lives, breathes for him alone, Unhonor'd falls, unnoticed all his worth, Denied in heaven the soul he held on earth; While man, vain insect 1 hopes to be forgiven, And claims himself a sole exclusive heaven.
- A Manual Of Toy Dogs: How To Breed, Rear, And Feed Them | by Leslie Williams
- This little book, in its earlier editions, met with so uniformly kind and gracious a reception, that I am encouraged to hope it may still make new friends on this, its third appearance. It has given me the greatest pleasure to hear from correspondents in many countries that they have found it as helpful as I hoped a manual drawn entirely from actual personal experience might prove to be.
- The Terriers. A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland | by Rawdon B. Lee
- In describing the Terriers in all their varieties, I have endeavoured to give particulars as to their working qualifications and their general character, as well as their so-called "show points;" and my desire to prevent a useful race of dog from degenerating into a ladies' pet and a pampered creature, only able to earn his owner gold on the show bench, is my reason for treating so fully of him as he is concerned in that sphere which Nature intended him to occupy.
- The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease | by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge)
- Every lover of the dog has hailed with lively satisfaction the reproduction of Stonehenge's Great Works in the United States. Mr. Walsh does not always express himself in the smoothest terms, but what he writes is to the point The reader feels that he is explaining or advising what he knows to be true from actual experience, that he can safely purchase one animal or administer medicine to another in accordance with his directions. The composition of his latest book, the "Dogs of the British Islands," shows a marked improvement over the of "The Dog in Health and Disease," though the directions for breeding, rearing, etc, and for the treatment of the diseases, are fuller and more satisfactory in the matter. The present volume very properly, therefore, combines descriptions of dogs selected from both works, while the matter pertaining to the breeding of dogs, management in disease, etc., is produced almost bodily from Stonehenge's first book.
- How To Train Dogs And Cats | by Frederick H. Erb, Jr
- Hints on Shooting and Hunting Game. Life Experience of Frederick H. Erb, Jr.
- Our Dogs And Their Diseases | by G. S. Heatley
- There is no animal that appreciates our attention more, or is more worthy of our attachment, than the Dog. It appeals by instinct (or reason - which?) to our care, our affection, and protection. It possesses the capability of placing the utmost reliance and good faith upon those who use it considerately and kindly, and will fearlessly expose its life to imminent danger in order to guard and protect its friend from harm. Its courage, faithfulness, sagacity, endurance, honesty, gentleness, submission, including many other attributes, are unquestionably without a parallel in other domestic animals...
- Nursing Vs. Dosing: A Treatise On The Care Of Dogs In Health And Disease | by Stephen Tillinghas Hammond
- More than half a century has passed since I gave the first dose of medicine to my dog. Since that time, I regret to say, deep under the sod lies many a victim of mistake - not willful, nor repeated when the truth was learned, but still mistake that cost me dear, as I ever deeply loved my pets. In the course of time I learned by sad experience that many of the books that I looked to for light were but ignis fatuus that led me on to the destruction of my pets and the ruin of my hopes.
- Dogs In Disease: Their Management And Treatment | by Ashmont
- A study of the theory and practice of canine medicine
- The Diseases Of Dogs, And Their Homeopathic Treatment | by James Moore
- I have been induced to publish this Treatise, firstly, because no work exists in any language specially treating of the subject to which it is devoted; secondly, because it is desirable that the Homoeopathic System of Medicine should be represented in relation to canine practice; and, thirdly, because the ordinary medical treatment of the diseases of dogs is seldom satisfactory in its results, but, on the contrary, too often assists the disease to destroy the patient. I may be permitted to state that this work is the fruit of many years' experience, and to express my belief that the superiority of the treatment here laid down, will, if carried out with ordinary judgment, be established by its success in curing or relieving the numerous and fatal diseases incidental to the canine race.
- The Dog And The Sportsman | by John Stuart Skinner
- Embracing the uses, breeding, training, diseases, etc., etc., of dogs, and an account of the different kinds of game, with their habits. Also hints to shooters, with various useful recipes, etc., etc.
- A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Sporting Division) | Rawdon Briggs Lee
- In the following pages an endeavour has been made to summarise the progress, and describe the Sporting varieties of the dog as they are at present known, and, I believe, appreciated, in the British Isles. Without losing any of the early history, my wish has been to introduce matter bringing the subject up to date; not only so far as the work of hounds and other dogs in the field is concerned, but as they are as companions, and when wanning, or attempting to win, prizes in the show ring. One or two new features have been introduced, or rather revived, the most important change being in connection with Mr. Wardle's illustrations. With three exceptions these are not portraits, although originally drawn from living examples. They are to be taken as typical specimens of the various breeds they represent. The reasons for this departure from modern custom will be obvious; and no doubt, for future reference, such pictures must be more useful than any portraits of individual dogs could be - dogs whose prominence before the public is more or less ephemeral.
- A History And Description Of The Modern Dogs Of Great Britain And Ireland. (Non-Sporting Division) | by Rawdon Briggs Lee
- The publication and success of my book last year on "Sporting Dogs" has necessitated the production of another division dealing with the "NON-Sporting" varieties, in which terriers are not included, they forming a volume of themselves. I have endeavoured to give a somewhat complete early history of the different breeds, and, at the same time, have brought the subject up to date. As before, the drawings, although in most instances taken from living examples, are not intended to be merely counterparts of dogs of the day, but they must be taken as illustrative of the typical specimens they represent. I believe this departure from ordinary custom to be a useful one, as the portraits of individual dogs, whose prominence before the public is more or less ephemeral, cannot in the future be of so much interest as pictures of idealised animals are likely to be
- The Book Of Dogs - An Intimate Study Of Mankind's Best Friend | by Ernest Harold Baynes, Louis Agassiz Fuertes
- When the intellectual gulf began to widen, in the author's lancy, the man stood on one side and the rest of the animais on the other. The man looked upward at the sky, and all the other animals walked off, each about his own business. "All," did I say? All but one! The little dog sat on the very edge of the widening gulf, ears cocked, tail moving, and watching the man. Then he rose to his feet, trembling. "I want to go to him," he whined, and crouched as if to leap.
- Toy Dogs And Their Ancestors | by Neville Lytton
- Including the history and management of Toy Spaniels, Pekingese, Japanese and Pomeranians
- The Power Of The Dog | by A. Croxton Smith
- Very lovely watercolors of various dog breeds plus poems and short synopses of their backgrounds.
- The Book Of The Cat | by Frances Simpson
- Fanciers have long felt the want of a work dealing in a popular manner with cats, and it was therefore with great pleasure that I undertook to write The Book of the Cat, and to give the results of a long experience in as simple and interesting a form as possible, so that the book might be instructive to cat fanciers, and also readable to that portion of the community which loves cats for themselves and not only for their prizes and pedigrees. It is possible that the beautiful reproductions in this work may result in the conversion of some cat haters, who, seeing the error of their ways, may give poor puss a corner in their hearts. Dogs are more essentially the friends of men, and cats may be considered as the chosen allies of womankind...
- Cats And All About Them | by Frances Simpson
- It has been suggested to me by many of my "catty" friends that I should write a small handbook for cat fanciers. By arrangement with the Kennel Publishing Company I have been enabled to utilise the paragraphs of Practical Pussyology which have appeared during the last fifteen months in Our Cats. I have had many years' experience with cats and kittens, and have also a real love for them, without which I do not believe any one can be a successful breeder and exhibitor of cats. What is worth doing at all is worth doing well, and to combine profit with pleasure is a most desirable end to have in view. The object, therefore, of this little book is to assist cat lovers to become cat fanciers. I trust that it may be found helpful and instructive.
- The Cat: Its Points And Management In Health And Disease | by Frank Townend Barton
- Several works have already appeared on the "Cat," - most of which deal with it from an exhibition point of view - its management and diseases. Unfortunately, such are often defective, - if not inaccurate; though it is unreasonable to expect the layman to be an expert in matters appertaining to diseases of the Cat. The Author has had extensive experience in all matters concerning the animal, and this is the reason why he has collaborated with the publishers in the preparation of this work...
- Everybody's Cat Book | by Dorothy Bevill Champion
- "Everybody's Cat Book" has been written with the idea of helping all who are interested in cats, those who may wish to breed fancy varieties for show or profit, as well as those who wish to care properly for their one pet cat. The author does not profess to have written a comprehensive treatise on diseases or medicines, but simply prescribes reliable remedies for the more ordinary ills that feline flesh is heir to, and nothing is recommended, either food or medicine, which has not already been successfully used by the writer. It is hoped that "Everybody's Cat Book" may be the means of saving both cats and their owners many unpleasant, not to say dangerous, results from experimental prescriptions, prescribed by those who have had no practical experience with the diseases of cats.
- The Cat | by Rush Shippen Huidekoper
- A guide to the classification and varieties of cats and a short treatise upon their care, diseases, and treatment
- The Book Of Cats | by Charles Henry Ross
- A chit-chat chronicle of feline facts and fancies, legendary, lyrical medical, mirthful and miscellaneous.
- Our Cats And All About Them | by Harrison Weir
- Their varieties, habits, and management; And for show, the standard of excellence and beauty; Described and pictured
- Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph
- A Monthly Serial designed to Promote Knowledge of Bird-Life
- The Bird Book | by Chester A. Reed
- Illustrating in natural colors more than seven hundred north american birds; also several hundred photographs of their nests and eggs
- Bird Guide to Water Birds, Game Birds And Birds Of Prey East Of The Rockies | by Chester A. Reed
- To identify a bird when you see it, and where you see it, this little pocket "Bird Guide" is prepared. May it be the medium for saving many of today's seekers for "bird truths," from the many trials and tribulations willingly encountered, and hard and thorny roads gladly traveled by the author in his quest for knowledge of bird ways.
- Canary Birds Manual | by William Wood
- A Manual Of Useful And Practical Information For Bird Keepers.
- The American Bird-Keeper's Manual | by James Mann
- Or directions for the proper management of american and foreign singing birds. With particular instructions for the breeding of canary birds, and the proper treatment op their young. Together with some remarks upon the diseases to which birds are liable - prevention and remedies. With a minute description of the general characteristics or markings of the different sexes, so as to be able to distinguish the male from the female.
- Parrots | by Prideaux John Selby
- In presenting to our readers a volume containing the natural history of the Parrots, or family Psitta-cidae, we have to direct their attention to an assemblage of birds, not less remarkable for the peculiarity of their form, the gay, varied, and in many instances, splendid plumage in which they are attired, than for the intelligence and docility so many evince in a state of captivity or domestication, and the peculiar facility possessed by several species of imitating the intonations of the human voice, and learning by rote words, and even sentences, which they remember and repeat with clearness and precision.
- The Speaking Parrots: A Scientific Manual | by Dr. Karl Russ
- The fancy for Speaking Parrots not only dates from very ancient times, but in the present day it is extraordinarily ardent and widespread. Doubtless, no other bird kept alone as a speaker will take in a higher degree the position of friend and companion to man than a parrot. In accordance with its title, this book deals exclusively with those Parrots which have, up to the present time, been clearly proved to be gifted with speech.
- Parrots In Captivity | by William Thomas Greene
- The laudable attempts of the late Mr. C. Buxton, of Mr. Sydney Buxton, of the Hon. and Rev. Mr. Dutton, and of other amateurs to naturalize different kinds of Parrots, Parrakeets, Lories, and Cockatoos in this country, having failed, mainly in consequence of "those vile guns", it is to be feared that connoisseurs who wish to obtain an intimate acquaintance with these birds without going abroad, must content themselves with studying the manners, habits and peculiarities of the various species of Parrots in captivity, since to do so at large would appear, for the reasons stated above, and in the following pages, to be impossible; and it is a terrible pity that it should be so, for few sights are more attractive than a flock of these grand birds, the Macaws especially, wheeling around in the bright sunshine, when their variegated coats glisten like living jewels, and then settling down among the tops of some patriarchal trees, where they show themselves off to even greater advantage - their brilliant colours contrasting boldly with the dark green of the surrounding foliage - than when sporting freely in mid air...
- Diseases Of The Horse's Foot | by H. Caulton Reeks
- Stimulated by the reception accorded my 'Common Colics of the Horse,' both in this country and in America, and assured by my publishers that a work on diseases of the foot was needed, I have been led to give to the veterinary profession the present volume.
- The Horse | by Isaac Phillips Roberts
- The American inherits from his European, and especially his English ancestor, a sincere love for the horse. This love has amounted to adoration in some cases. The family horse, if he outlived his master, inherited under the will a sufficient amount for luxurious support during life and a costly interment and monument at death, the same as the children...
- The Horse - Its Treatment In Health And Disease Vol2-3 | by J. Wortley Axe
- The Digestive System - Its Diseases And Injuries. Diseases Of The
Lips.The Urinary Apparatus. The Nervous System. The Absorbent
System. The Organs Of Circulation. The Blood. The Organs Of
Respiration And The Respiratory Process.
- The Horse - Its Treatment In Health And Disease Vol4-5 | by J. Wortley Axe
- The Organs Of Respiration. Diseases Of The Lungs. Constitutional
Diseases. Rheumatism. Contagious Diseases. Influenza Of Horses. The
Organs Of Reproduction. Anatomy Of The Male Organs Of Generation. The
Eye. Anatomy Of The Eye. The Skin (Integument) And Its Appendages.
Parasitic Diseases Of The Horse. Introductory. Organs Of Locomotion -
Bones. Composition Of Bone. Fractures. Articulations Of Joints. The
- The Horse - Its Treatment In Health And Disease Vol6-7 | by J. Wortley Axe
- Diseases Of The Joints, Muscles, Tendons, And Ligaments. Dislocations.
Diseases Of The Feet. Sand Crack. Defective Action And Injuries
Arising Out Of It. Stringhalt. Wounds And Their Treatment. Wounds.
First Aid To The Sick And Injured. Medicines. Nursing. The Nurse.
Poisoning. Veterinary Hygiene. Operations. Means Of Restraint.
- The Horse - Its Treatment In Health And Disease Vol8-9 | by J. Wortley Axe
- Equine Locomotion. Breeding. The Stud. Horse Training. Stables. The
Buildings And Fittings. Examination Of Horses As To Soundness. The
Teeth Of The Horse. Number And Arrangement. Warranty. Horse-Shoeing.
The Transit Of Horses. The Horse And Its Position In The Animal
World. The History Of The Horse. Horses Of The Past.
- The Stable Book: Being A Treatise On The Management Of Horses | by John Stewart
- In Relation To Stabling, Grooming, Feeding, Watering And Working-Construction Of Stables, Ventilation, Stable Appendages, Management Of The Feet. Management Of Diseased And Defective Horses.
- Stable Management And Exercise | by M. Horace Hayes
- A book for horse-owners and students.
- The Practical Horse Keeper | by George Fleming
- This little work is intended as a guide to those who have to do with horses, either as owners, purchasers, breeders, trainers, managers, or attendants, and whose experience has not been so extensive as those on whose knowledge it is based. There is no pretence whatever to novelty in any of the subjects treated; but it is to be hoped that such absence of novelty will not detract from utility, and that the hints contained in its pages may be found of service, and assist those who are interested in horses and horse management when they require assistance.
- Manual Of Zoology | by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
- For the use of students with a general introduction on the principles of Zoology
- A Manual Of British Vertebrate Animals | by Leonard Jenyns
- Or descriptions of all the animals belonging to the classes, mammalia, aves, reptilia, amphibia, and pisces, which have been hitherto observed in the British Islands: including the domesticated, naturalized, and extirpated species : the whole systematically arranged.
- General Outline Of The Organization Of The Animal Kingdom, And Manual Of Comparative Anatomy | by Thomas Rymer Jones
- The object of the writer of the present work has been twofold: first, to lay before the Naturalist a complete view of the organization and physiological relations of every class of living beings; and secondly, to offer to the Anatomical Student a succinct account of the structure and development of the vital organs through all the modifications they present in the long series of the animal creation. Such were the intentions of the Author, as announced at the commencement of his undertaking; and the reception the first edition received at the hands of the public has been such as to afford gratifying proof that his efforts to facilitate the progress of the cultivators of a science the importance of which is becoming every day more conspicuous have not been unsuccessful...
- Forms Of Animal Life | by George Rolleston, W. Hatchett Jackson
- Being outlines of zoological classification based upon anatomical investigation and illustrated by descriptions of specimens and of figures
- The Goldfish And Its Systematic Culture With A View To Profit | by Hugo Mulertt
- A practical treatise on the fish, its propagation, enemies, diseases, - and - care of the fish in captivity, together with hints on the construction of ponds, etc.
- Knowledge For The People Or, The Plain Why And Because | by John Timbs
- Familiarizing subjects of useful curiosity and amusing research
- Kittens: A Family Chronicle | by Svend Fleuron
- Those who have been content to regard the cat merely,
aesthetically, as a household ornament, economically, as a
mouse-killer, or fantastically, as an adjunct of witchcraft, will
doubtless read this book with some surprise. For Svend Fleuron has
imagined (or observed) a cat more or less cut off from relationship
with men, bringing up her kittens in the fields, against all the odds
that any wild animal, surrounded by the destructive terrors of nature,
has to face. If this novel were a true picture of human life, it would
show, relentlessly and bitterly, how nature overcame the mother and
her children. As, however, it is a picture of cat life, the end is a
- Stories of Animal Sagacity | by William Henry Giles Kingston
- 300+ tales of how clever various individual animals have been seen to be, and in most cases a little moral is drawn from the story. The book includes 60 illustrations.
- Concerning Animals And Other Matters | by E. H. Aitken
- Edward Hamilton Aitken, the author of the following sketches, was
well known to the present generation of Anglo-Indians, by his pen-name
of Eha, as an accurate and amusing writer on natural history subjects.
Those who were privileged to know him intimately, as the writer of
this sketch did, knew him as a Christian gentleman of singular
simplicity and modesty and great charm of manner. He was always ready
to help a fellow-worker in science or philanthropy if it were possible
for him to do so...