Author: Skinner, J[ohn] S[tuart]
Title: The Dog and the Sportsman: Embracing the Uses, Breeding, Training, Diseases...of Dogs, and an Account of the Different Kinds of Game, with their Habits.
Place Published: Philadelphia
Publisher:Lea & Blanchard
Date Published: 1845
xvi, -224,  ad pp. Engraved additional title, frontispiece and four plates. (8vo) 20x12 cm (7¾x5"), original blind-stamped cloth, spine gilt-lettered. First Edition.
First edition of the first American book on the dog. The author was editor of the Turf Register and Assistant Postmaster General. With illustrated bookplate of Walter Rutherford Peterson on front pastedown, and period owner's signature at top of title page, small strip with printed description of volume tipped in to front endpapers. Scarce title in original binding.