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The Collie or Sheepdog.

A History and Description of the Collie or Sheepdog, in his British Varieties. By RAwdON B. LEE, Kennel Editor of the “Field,” and Author of “The Fox Terrier.” Demy 8vo., printed on plate paper, with illustrations by Arthur Wardle, price 3s. 6d., by post 3s. I Id. A few copies on large paper, price Ios. 6d., by post IIs.

“‘The Collie or Sheepdog” is a sufficiently well known and popular animal to render a history and description of the British varieties of the species, a welcome addition to the library of the dog fancier. Mr. Rawdon Lee publishes a volume dealing with the subject, which is issued by Mr. Horace Cox at the Field Office. Much information as to the breeding and points of the dog is given, together with an exhaustive account of competitive trials, of which the writer has a large experience. # o to say that anecdotes as to the sagacity of the collie are numerous.”–Morning Post,

uly 23, 1890. I *f; subject of the present volume is the ever-popular collie, which is treated in the same attractive manner as the previous work. It breathes of the hills, and living as Mr. Lee did for so many years in Westmoreland, he can transfer to his pages many interesting reminiscences of the sheepd as a worker, comparing him with the collie in the more refined period of his life. The initi chapters are e. reading, and the author has o: considerable skill in them, bringing as he does the testimonies of poets and of painters, of shepherds and of breeders.”—Fancier's Gazette,

July 18, 1890.
“Mr. Lee's book, filled as it is with accurate information as to the various strains and valuable

suggestions as to their rearing and management, is a manual which to all collie owners or collie

breeders is likely to be highly serviceable.”—Saturday Review, May 16, 1891.

The Dogs Of the British Islands:

Being a Series of Articles on the Points of their Various Breeds; and the Treatment of the Diseases to which they are Subject. By the late J. H. WALSH, “Stonehenge,” Editor of the “Field” (with the aid of several experienced Breeders). Fifth Edition. Re-written, with additions, and new full-page engravings. In one volume, bevelled boards, gilt edges, price 15s., by post 15s. 9d.

CoNtENTs—GENERAL MANAGEMENT: Management of Dogs in Health; Drugs Commonly Used for the Diseases of Dogs, and their Modes of Administration; #. Ordinar %io of the Dog and their Treatment; Judging at Dog Shows nd Field Trials. Sporti NG Dogs: Dogs Used with the Gun; Hounds and their Allies. NoN-Sporting Dogs: Watch Dogs; Sheep and Cattle Dogs; Terriers (other than Fox and Toy); Toy Dogs.

“This edition of “The Dogs of the British Islands' contains so much fresh matter that it may be almost considered a new work. To breeders and lovers of dogs the book is an invaluable oneHere are all the discussions o moot points of breed, strain, colour, size, and form, which have taken place in the columns of the Field since 1865; here the law for judging dogs, and the number of marks to be awarded for the various points are clearly laid down: here the specialities of the most celebrated sires of various species are talked over, and the history, so to speak, of each breed of dog is §: To this are added directions for the management and treatment of dogs in health and in sickness. Altogether it is a vade mecum for the dog fancier and breeder.”—Evening Standard.

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The Sheep and Pigs of Great Britain :

Being a Series of Articles on the Various Breeds of Sheep and Pigs of the United Kingdom, their History, Management, &c. Edited by the late J. COLEMAN, Editor of the Farm Department of the “Field,” and formerly Professor of Agriculture at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester. Illustrated with full-page engravings drawn principally from life by Harrison Weir. In Imperial 4to., bevelled boards, gilt edges, price 18s., by post 18s. 9d.

Estate Management:

A Practical Handbook for Landlords, Agents, and Pupils. By CHARLEs E. CURTIS. With a Legal Supplement by a Barrister. Third Edition. In demy 8vo., price Ios. 6d., by post 1 1s.

CoNTENTs.-Letting and Leases; Farm Valuations;. Forestry; Underwood ; Fences; Grasses suitable for Woods and Plantations; The Home Farm; Repairs and Materials; The Blights of Wheat and other Cereals; Accounts; Useful Rules of Arithmetic and Mensuration.

Poultry for the Table and Market

Versus Fancy Fowls, with an Exposition of the Fallacies of Poultry Farming. By W. B. TEGETMEIER, F.Z.S. Second Edition, revised and enlarged, with many additional engravings. Demy 8vo., price 2s. 6d., by post 2s. 9d.

CoNTENTs.--Introductory; Game Fowls; Dorking; Cochins; Brahmas; Langshans, Plymouth Rocks, and Wyandottes; Malays, Indian Game, and Aseels; French Table Breeds—Houdans, Crevecoeur, and La Fleche; Non-sitting Varieties— Spanish, Minorcas, Andalusian, and Leghorn; , Non-sitting and Other Varieties; ousing; Feeding; Hatching ; Rearing the Chicken; Breeding for the Market— Eggs; #ji. for the Market—Chickens; Fattening; Turkeys and Guinea Fowl; Ducks; Geese; Diseases of Poultry; Fallacies of Poultry Farming; Fowls in Small Runs; Caponising.

Field" Office, Windsor House, Bream's Buildings, E.C.

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