Detail: 1868 – How to carry Two Hats Book Cover: Clever Dogs, Horses etc, by Shirley Hibberd
Detail: 1868 – How to carry Two Hats Detail: Artist’s signature in plate (1868 – How to carry Two Hats)
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“How to carry two hats” is a full page book plate image, taken from “Clever Dogs, Horses, etc”, authored by Shirley Hibberd, and published by S.W.Partridge & Co, circa 1868. The accompanying anecdote tells about the sagacity of a Newfoundland Dog, that is sent to retrieve two hats, while his master and friend watched. “The dog went after them, and they saw him attempt to carry both, and fail; for the two were too much for him. Presently he paused in his endeavour, took a careful survey of the hats, discovered that one was larger than the other, put the small one inside the larger, took the larger in his teeth by the brim, and swam away, the happy carrier of the burden appointed him.”
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