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Fox Terrier breed prize-winners

Fox Terrier breed prize-winners "Olive" and "Bitters". Walsh engraving c1878

by A. Baker

Antique print of Mr Murchison's Fox Terrier "Olive" and Mr. Burbidge's Fox Terrier "Bitters".

Original wood engraving circa 1878 by Butterworth and Heath from a drawing by A. Baker for "The Dogs of the British Isles" first published circa 1867 by John Henry Walsh (1810-1888).

Walsh was educated for the medical profession, and practised for some years as a surgeon. A passionate sportman, he became a sporting writer, and wrote many articles and books under the pen-name “Stonehenge”.  He was an expert in the management of dogs and the treatment of their illnesses. "The Dogs of the British Islands - being a Series of Articles (with illustrations) on their Various Breeds.." was reissued a number of times through to 1886. In 1856 Walsh joined the staff of "The Field" journal, and by the end of the following year became its editor.

Page size 240mm x 180mm (9.1/2 inches x 7 inches). A corner of the page is lightly bent - but not intruding on image area.

Stock Number: aparW1Price: $50.00