Bobbie: A Great Collie 1926 Charles Alexander - Silverton, Oregon - Dog Stories - True Story


Title: Bobbie: A Great Collie

Author: Charles Alexander

Description: Third printing (November 1926). Ex-library. Burnt orange-color cloth boards with blue lettering (front cover states "Oregon Journal Edition"). Small library rubber stamp on front pastedown; corner pocket on rear pastedown; small ink date stamp on spine. Bit of fraying to tail of spine. Oregon Journal's personal bookplate on ffep. Other than library markings noted, interior is very clean. Three illustrated plates, including frontispiece. 114 pp. 7.5 x 5.5 inches.

The amazing and true story of Bobbie, a collie from Silverton, Oregon, who got lost in Indiana during a family vacation in the summer of 1923. Bobbie managed to find his way back to Oregon in 1924. Charles Alexander's book reconstructs the arduous 2800 mile journey. Following his return, Bobbie appeared in Ripley's Believe It or Not!. This remarkable collie passed away in 1927 and at his burial Rin Tin Tin, the German Shepherd Hollywood star, laid a wreath on his grave.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Good+
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: Dodd, Mead, and Company
Place: New York
Year: 1926

Keywords: Oregon, Silverton, dog stories, dogs, journeys, Bobbie the Wonder Dog,

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