Houghton Mifflin, 1955. FIRST EDITION, thus. Very good condition light blue cloth boards, clean pages, first endpage removed, original illustrated dust jacket, small edge tears, chips, tear at spine, price clipped. A loving study of the canine personality, with a digression on the feline, by legendary animal behaviorist Konrad Lorenz. Translated by Marjorie Kerr Wilson. Illustrations by Anne Eisenmenger and the by the author. Dr Lorenz writes of the dogs who lived with him. The story of man and dog. With wisdom and humor he discusses, always through first-hand stories, every aspect of this fascinating and complex relationship. Lots of cute illustrations, many in the margins of the pages. 211 pages.