Detail: 1864 – Charlie, The White Sergeant Book Cover: Animal Sagacity, edited by Mrs S C Hall
$7.00 – $14.00
A sublimely charming illustration of “Charlie, The White Sergeant” dated 1864, as it appeared in “Animal Sagacity” edited by Mrs S C Hall and published by S W Partridge in 1865. This image illustrates the story of Charlie, the Bow-Street Police Station dog, a stray who was adopted by the constables and who took his policing duties very seriously. He also befriended “Jeanie” the office cat. In time he became known as “the White Sergeant” and on State occasions, a sergeants armlet was buckled around his neck. Among the many anecdotes of Charlie, are incidents where he raised the alarm when constables were attacked in the street and an occasion where he was observed during a State Ceremony by the Queen. A great story, beautifully preserved and illustrated. Image currently available in A4 and A3 sizing options.