Cecil Aldin, The Snob, Some Episodes in a Mis-spent Youth
Emanuel, Walter. The Snob, Some Episodes in a Mis-spent Youth. First English Edition. 1904. Book is a hardcover in pictorial boards. It is in very good condition—a beautiful copy, remarkably well preserved. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
We might have cinema and the Internet, but what has been sacrificed in the last one hundred years is a high quality printing press. This book, gorgeously illustrated by the great Cecil Aldin, has the some of the most beautiful color plates we have come across. The story is just as lovely—told from the perspective of an over-privileged terrier that has fallen on hard times. Would make a perfect gift for the aesthete who also has affection for canines.
“We dogs are what we are made. We are given a temperament, and that temperament governs us.”