8vo, XX, 182pp. Hardcover in orig. light blue cloth with no d/w or slipcase in fair condition with some front board soiling and faded sound spine though gilt title and dog illustration are still in good order, Now protected by clear archival covering. text in fair to good condition with new plain endpapers and light tanning and edge soiling and bruised corners from shelf-wear. Coloured frontisp is clean and tissue guard has a half-page tear at the spine though is still functional. This is a true story by a South African author of his travels in the Transvall with his dog, Jock, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross during the 1880’s. From the earliest days of choosing the runt of the litter who immediately knew Fitzpatrick was his master, Jock grew into a fine and fearless dog about whom the author would relate to his chldren in bedtime stories about multiple adventures. A beautiful book that has been reprinted over a hundred times , this very early edition has eight full page b/w illustrations and stunning b/w drawings on all pages throughout . A very well loved edition for over a hundred years, this is an absolute clasic South African book. Several statues of the dog are in existence and movies have been made in 1986, 1994 and 2009. One of the very best dog stories in existence.