Title: BARK & RIDE: A TAIL-WAGGING ADVENTURE: ...
Publisher: Kansas City, MO: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2006
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Signed: Signed by Author
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. Signed. 76 pages. Published in 2006. Collection of color photographs on subject. One of the most tenderly beautiful photography books on man's best friend. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Mark J. Asher: Regular-sized volume format. Pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs, graphic and layout design, and text by Mark J. Asher. Printed on thick coated stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In pictorial DJ with titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Mark J. Asher's "Bark & Ride". Lovely photographs of dogs riding in cars. "If dogs could drive, where would they go and what would they do? Mark J. Asher sets out to answer these yet-unpondered canine queries with 'Bark and Ride'. With its full-color pictures, storytelling, and canine road signs, this collection of photographic creativity captures man's best friend in countless vehicles and comical situations. We find a magnificent mastiff atop a tractor, plowing the fields for buried treasures; a bloodhound in a police car, patrolling the streets for abandoned dogs; and a precocious poodle at the helm of a trolley car, taking his friends for a downtown shopping spree. The engine is roaring, the road is ready, and the dogs are rearing to Bark and Ride!" (Publisher's blurb). A gem. An absolute "must-have" title for dog lovers (that should be every human being) and Mark J. Asher collectors. This copy is very prominently and beautifully signed in black pen on the title page by Mark J. Asher. It is signed directly on the page itself, not on a tipped-in page. This title is now collectible. As far as we know, this is the only such signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce signed copy thus. 50 color plates. One of the most brilliant American photographers of our time. A flawless copy. ISBN 0740757032. Bookseller Inventory # 13114
Synopsis: Photographer Mark J. Asher has earned praise from the American Kennel Club Gazette as one who possesses "an unerring eye and flawless technique." His previous treasures of photographs have been lauded as "simple and elegant" (The Humane Society of the United States), "highly recommended" (AKC Gazette), and "sure to bring a smile to your face that will grow with every turn of the page" (Chicagoland Tails).
If dogs could drive, where would they go and what would they do?
Author and photographer Mark Asher sets out to answer these yet-pondered canine queries with Bark and Ride. With its full-color pictures, storytelling, and canine road signs, this collection of photographic creativity captures man's best friend in countless vehicles and comical situations.
We find a magnificent mastiff atop a tractor, plowing the fields for buried treasures; a bloodhound in a police car, patrolling the streets for deadbeat dog owners; and a precocious poodle at the helm of a trolley car, taking his friends for a downtown shopping spree.
The engine is roaring, the road is ready, and the dogs are rearing to Bark and Ride!
About the Author: Mark J. Asher is the author of three pet photography books and a dog memoir. His first book, Old Friends, features senior dogs along with their longevity secrets. Mark's follow-up effort, Barking Up the Family Tree, captures kids with their cherished furry friends. The third in his pet photography trilogy, Bark & Ride, explores a world where dogs can drive. Recently, Mark published his first dog memoir entitled Humphrey Was Here, which is an emotional and cathartic story of pet loss and healing. Visit Mark online at markjasher.com.
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