THE FIRST FRIEND: AN ANTHOLOGY OF THE FRIENDSHIP OF MAN AND DOG; COMPILED FROM THE LITERATURE OF ALL AGES 1400 B.C. - 1921 A.D. ANCIENT ORIGINS OF THE BOND BETWEEN MAN & DOG.
Book Details + Condition: George Allen & Unwin, Ltd. (London). First Edition and Signed by the author, 1922. 198 pages. Hardcover measuring 7" x 5". Inscribed and signed by author on half-title page. This anthology seeks to show the close bond which has existed between man and dog from the earliest times (Preface). Contents include: Fidelity of Dogs (Cicero); Origin of Dog Worship in Egypt; The Qualities of the Dog (Plato - the Republic); The God of The Dog (Robert Burns); The Dog and the Water Lily (William Cooper); Napoleon and the Dog in Warfare; Agrippa's Pug (Samuel Butler); and much more. Firm binding; rubbing to corners and edges; wear to upper spine; clean interior, save inscription and signature of author Lucie Menzies.