For thousands of years already the dog has been the faithful companion of man.
Dogs were held in such high esteem in Ancient Egypt that tens of millions were mummified alongside their owners.
One of my favorite things about collecting old books are the vintage style illustrations.
If you love dogs, or love drawing dogs – this is a fun book for your collection.
Small but mighty, this miniature encyclopedia covers over 100 different breeds.
Printed in the Netherlands in 1951. This book is available on my Etsy site, linked here.
Looking for more books like this? Check out the Blackwell Habitat Book shop.
See my previous Golden Guide post to see a few other cover and title variations.
The Golden Guides, originally Golden Nature Guides, were a series of 160-page, pocket-sized books created by Western Publishing and published under their “Golden Press” line (primarily a children’s book imprint) starting in 1949.
These books were written by experts in their field and illustrated in a simple straightforward style. Intended for primary and secondary school level readers, the first books were field guides illustrated by James Gordon Irving.
Packed with information, maps, charts and beautiful photographs.
Golden Guides are collectible and make great gifts for nature lovers.
You can purchase Vintage Golden Guides on both of my Etsy sites. Links Below.
See more titles and cover variations here!
(all images sourced from pinterest)
Blackwell Habitat was born from my love of old things. Hunting for unique vintage treasures and old books for my home is a passion. Frequently, I find items that don’t fit my personal collection but are too beautiful, unique or collectible to be left behind.
Printed in Colorado Springs in 1980 by Current – Code 3778 Halloween Cards.
“The association of men with birds has been long and close. Birds and men alike are active mostly during the day, so they share a familiar world of color and sound. In ancient times, priests of pagan cults believed that in some way bird flight foretold the future.”
One of my favorite things to collect are vintage nature and science books. The ones I enjoy most are targeted towards young readers and reliably have the most WONDERFUL, original illustrations and early photography. Check out these beautiful drawings and diagrams from this 1967 print of The Birds.
This book is available for purchase. $12, Shipped in the US.
Vintage Book / The Birds / 1967
Vintage Science Book for young readers.
Some photographs from our most recent trip to Mexico City.