National Geographic : 1958 Sep
National Geographic Photographer Thomas J. Abercronm ie A Proud Great Dane Helps Dog Book Editors Check Proof on Her Breed without his huskies, he says, "would be folly." A Pompeian pet struggles at his chain to escape the fatal ash of Vesuvius. A photo graph shows the dog's own cast, an action de tail preserved perfectly since A.D. 79. Sharp details bring into human focus his tory's illustrious personalities in the company of dogs. The reader learns Socrates's favorite oath, to swear by the dog. Julius Caesar complains about the lap dogs of Roman ladies. Theodore Roosevelt marvels at the conflict of an African hyena with an Airedale terrier "not a third its weight." Beautifully printed and bound, the BOOK OF DOGS will have lasting library value. "A most valuable source... skillfully authenti cated," affirms a member of the American Kennel Club staff. Member-families, whatever dog they own or love, will find in the BOOK OF DOGS a warmth and understanding which will help young masters learn the art of responsibility. Here is the whole noble scope of man's best friend, arranged in his great variety, as Shakespeare said, "According to the gift which bounteous nature hath in him closed." 442 Members of the National Geographic Society may obtain copies of their special edition of the BOOK OF DOGS for their own libraries or as gifts at the pre publication price of $7.50 each, postpaid, if they reserve their volumes by October 1, 1958. Remittances must accompany advance reservations. On orders received after October 1, the regular price of $9.85 will apply. Gold-stamped, buckram-and-linen binding. 432 pages: lavishly illustrated with 342 paintings and photographs, chiefly in color. Write to National Geographic Society, Dept. 85, Washington 6, D. C.