Reports on the Agricultural Exhibitions at Vienna and Aarhuus (Denmark)

Reports on the Agricultural Exhibitions at Vienna and Aarhuus (Denmark)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 edition. Excerpt: ... had been held by the Imperial Agricultural Society, in which dogs were allowed to be exhibited, and so far was considered as a success, both as regards the number of exhibitors--some 340--and the quality and varieties of dogs sent. Should the success achieved on the present occasion obtain admission for dog classes at future shows, the Executive Committee will, no doubt, make better provision for exhibiting them in a suitable manner than was afforded by the sheep pens in the show yard, which were too low and too difficult of access to allow the dogs to be properly inspected. Very many of the dogs, especially in the " Sporting" classes, had an English cut about them that could not escape the eye of the stranger visitor; indeed this look seemed to pervade most of the classes from the bull-dog down to the Skye terrier. The same specimens of canine deformity and stunted monstrosity were to be seen at Vienna as at our own shows--there, however, attention was more specially called to them by the presence of their owners (almost invariably ladies) who sat by their pampered "pets" and watched them with tender solicitude. An industrial exhibition of any kind, drawing to a common centre persons engaged in the same craft, and enabling them to see each other's work, and compare notes of each other's proceedings must always be followed by good to those who take part in them, whether as direct contributors or as visitors merely. In no department of industry is this more marked than where agriculture is the object of the meeting, and to no class of the community are such meetings of so much value as to that connected with the tillage of the soil. Notwithstanding the locality of the meeting, Vienna, and the great difficulties of travelling...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626303
  • 9781236626301