Gardner, Albert B. Dane Data Illustrated by Photographs of Outstanding Specimens
North Hollywood, CA Albert B. Gardner 1936 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good Illustrated by Albert B. Gardner & Walter Lanz (Lantz)
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good to Near Very Good+ condition and was likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The covers of the book have some light rubbing and wear, especially the spine joints. The endpapers are illustrated with a picture of a championship winner Great Dane drawn by the author, Albert B. Gardner. Inner front hinges have started to split at both top and bottom edges of book. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's name inked neatly on the front pastedown. The book includes cartoon drawings by Walter Lantz (name misspelled on title page) the creator of Woody Woodpecker. There are cartoons and drawings by the author throughout the text, along with numerous black and white photographs of championship Great Danes. The book includes sections on: Background, Breeding principles, Brood matron and Puppies, Diet, Standards for the breed, Dane Sense and senses, Schooling and training, keeping a Great Dane, Difficulties with the breed, diseases, housing problems, pictures, dog shows, working groups, long shadow and a breeder's directory. Albert B. Gardner appears to have been a semi-well-known architect in the southern California area in the 1930's (possibly the same Albert B. Gardner who created the Buck Jones house in Sherman Oaks, which was subsequently turned into a dormitory / apartment building for the Mar- Ken school (a school for the children of prominent movie stars). The illustrator, Walter Lantz (the name is curiously misspelled on the title page) is the creator of Woody Woodpecker and other famous cartoons. Overall, this item is a treasure-trove of Southern Californiana while also being a very detailed look at a specific breed of dogs.