Dogs in Books
- Page Count: 112
- Size: 5 x 8 inches
- Format: Paperback
- Publication Date: November 2011
- Price: $14.95
- ISBN: 978-1-935613-40-4
As the saying goes, dogs are man’s best friend. It’s no wonder, then, that the written evidence of the relationship between dogs and humans is almost as old as literature itself. Since the Stone Age, our canine companions have been illustrated, described, dramatized, and eulogized in one form or another. Dogs in Books celebrates the role of dogs in literature throughout the centuries, from Pliny’s description of domestic dogs in the sixth century BC to Toto, Lassie, and Snoopy.
Culled from the British Library’s incomparable archives, Dogs in Books features illustrations from rare editions of classic literature and contemporary renderings from popular books. With everything from illuminated manuscripts to comics, Dogs in Books demonstrates the timelessness of our undying love and respect for dogs and proving that they have always been more than just a pet. Illustrated in color throughout, this is an ideal gift for every dog lover.
Catherine Britton is a former senior editor at the British Library and is currently senior editor at ACC Publishing. This is her first book with Mark Batty Publisher.