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HISTORY AND DESCRIPTION

OF THE

MODERN DOGS

OF

CREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND.

SPORTING DIVISION: Vol.. I.

(A NEW EDITION.)

BY

RAWDON B. LEE,

KENNEL EDITOR OK "THE FIELD,'' AUTHOR OF THE HISTORIES OF
"THE FOX TERRIK.R,'' "THE COLLIE," ETC.

The Illustrations By ARTHUR WARDLE.

LONDON:

HORACE COX,

FIELD "OFFICE, WINDSOR HOUSE, BREAM'S BUILDING.S. EC.
THE NEW YORk

PUBLIC LIBRARY

92785

ASTOR, LENOX ANO . TILDEN FOUNDATIONS. \j 1898.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY HORACK COX, WINDSOR HOUSE, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, E.C. PREFACE.

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 sn far as the work of hounds and other dogs in the field is concerned, but as they are as companions, and when winning, 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

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