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Paws for thought: bronze Scottie dog bookends sell for $6,000

A pair of bronze Scottie dog bookends sculpted by famed animal artist Marguerite Kirmse (1885-1954) have sold for $6,000 on AbeBooks. They are the most expensive bookends to ever sell on AbeBooks and were the 10th most expensive item to sell on the marketplace in July. The Scottie pictured to the right is signed by Kirmse. […]

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Lassie Come Home – the 1940 first edition

For the weekend, I have something for dog lovers and can offer the first edition of Eric Knight’s Lassie Come Home from 1940. This copy above is lacking the dust jacket like so many books from more than 70 years ago. The John C Winston Company published the novel and Marguerite Kirmse was the illustrator. […]

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10 Beloved Dogs in Literature

Everyone loves a dog, right? Okay, most people. I suppose exceptions can be made for those with allergies or intense fears – though I was chomped in the face by a collie as a child, and I rallied to still love Lassie. Dogs are fun and loyal, and unconditional in their devotion to their human […]

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