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Signed by Author on inside front cover with Presentation notation. 1st Printing. #13 of Limited / Numbered First Edition. Rare. Printed in Canada by Mid-Valley Graphics. Nice Firm copy ! Light general wear. Previous owner gift notation. 241 pages. Authoritative thorough guide and reference to the Rhodesian Ridgeback. Unbelievably detailed. Well illustrated with b/w photos, diagrams and maps. Exhaustively researched breed history. The Boer farmers and Rhodesian big-game hunters who nurtured the breed in its infancy did not have time to document their progress; for that, Helgesen turns to the huge body of period literature, from the memoirs of Victorian hunters to early breed accounts in Bulawayo newspapers. And nowhere will one find a more complete profile - not to mention a photograph - of Cornelius van Rooyen, whose breeding program formally created the famous 'African lion dog' to satisfy the hunting needs of his pack. Contents: History of the Rhodesian Ridgeback; The Standard of the Rhodesian Ridgeback; Buying, Training and Breeding your Rhodesian Ridgeback.