Henry J. Johnson color lithographs of dogs from 1880

I love color lithographs from the the late 19th century, so you can imagine my delight when I found a book in a bin at the Goodwill missing it’s cover and falling apart at the spine. It still had its cover page, so I knew it was titled ‘The Animal Kingdom’. Also from that single page I learned that it was published in New York in 1901 by P. F. Collier & Son, it was edited by Hugh Craig, M.A.  Trinity College, Cambridge, and it had ‘sixty-four full-page illustrations accurately and beautifully executed in eight colors and tints.’

In my hands was one of a two volume set, and in it were 28 stunning color lithographs. All done by Henry J. Johnson and copyright 1880. Eventually I will share them all with you, but I thought I would start with man’s best friend, the dog.

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About redbudart

I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, just outside of Portland, Oregon. My passions are cuisine, wine, horticulture, art, and vintage things, especially old books. I moved here in 2014, work a day job in finance, and spend the rest of my time working on my dream of living off the land, and teaching young people how to as well. Stop by my Etsy shops, where all proceeds are going towards the goal. Thank you and Namaste!
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