The Bar Sinister - Richard Harding Davis 1903 Charles Scribner's Sons 1st edition vintage hardback

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Condition: Acceptable: Signs of wear and consistent use. See images for the condition of this book. Beautifully illustrated by E.M. Ashe!

Blurb: Horatio Alger-style rags-to-riches story of a dog, told from the dog's point of view. Sentimental but demonstrating a lively imagination. In his preface, Davis sheds light on the origins of The Bar Sinister. In the dog world, the original of the bull-terrier in the story is known as Edgewood Cold Steel and to his intimates as 'Kid'. His father was Lord Minto, a thoroughbred bull-terrier, well known in Canada, but the story of Kid's life is that his mother was a black-and-tan named Vic. She was a lady of doubtful pedigree. Among her offspring by Lord Minto, so I have been often informed by many Canadian dog-fanciers, breeders, and exhibitors, was the only white puppy, Kid, in a litter of black-and-tans.