There are, of course no rules to book collecting. As Crowley said 'Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law...' You can, as I wrote yesterday, collect anything you like incunabula, emblem books, Taiwan printings, hoaxes, erotica, exploration, manuscripts, bookplates, books on books, books on JFK, books by the K foundation, books with the word 'foundation' in the title or as one wag did, books on a title theme like 'The Romance of Shopkeeping' or 'The Romance Of Weights And Measures'. He found about 30 titles including 'The Romance of Proctology' (1938). One chap I know collects books of a certain Victorian inky hue of blue and very handsome they look. Another chap who married a woman called Rita wants anything with Rita in the title. One crazy dude collected bus tickets and would shake old books to see if any fell out. He was banned. A young woman came in the shop wanting any book with pigs as characters, (she's got 'Animal Farm.') Today it's dogs...
Donn Harling. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOGS THE FIRST 5 YEARS. 1980 - 1985. Privately Published ( Harling) Topeka, Kansas, 1986. ISBN 0961701307
Current Selling Prices
$180-$350 / £100-£200
PETS / DOGS
Much wanted dog book. A breed apparently popular in the USA and the first five years refers to their time in the USA. A useful book for lovers of the breed. One canine punter called 'Woofie' writes on Amazon - '...you can cross reference blank spots in your own dog's pedigree.' Dog books are a good and persistent collecting genre and still sell well, the buyers actually read them and make use of them. Dogs they are not!
VALUE? Uncommon but people ask $200 to $300, they may even get it. You can also by mugs, calendars and fridge magnets related to the breed. They look like a friendly and enthusiastic dog and part of a trend towards smaller dogs. [Want Level 30-50 Highish]