For historical research and a good look at the old days of the Pit Bull, here are some excellent new reprints of many of the rare old magazines.
From the 1920s are PIT NEWS and PIT AND PAL, which I have never ever seen in the original copies.
Then the classic old PIT DOGS Magazine and YOUR FRIEND AND MINE magazine done by Pete Sparks from the 1950s to the 1970s. There are also some of the PIT DOG REPORT magazines put out by Don Mayfield in the 1970s.
These reprints are done as Year Books, they are scanned from the original issues and professionally printed, so they are very high quality with sharp photos, not like a cheap photo copy.
These books contain a whole year of magazine issues and are bound in soft covers or hard covers --http://www.apbtbooks.com/magazines.html
Ordering info is on the web site.
I have some of the original 1950s and 1960s Your Friend & Mine issues and compared them to these new reprints and the printing quality is the same, the photos are nice and clear. I was surprised to see so many dogs with cropped ears back then, and old Pete Sparks put together a good magazine back then.
A great look at the old days and many of the famous dogs and dogmen of that time. Full of historical photos and info about the old bulldogs and the men behind them.
These are great books to have at a reasonable price. That is less than the cost of one of the original magazine issues if you can find one, and the printing quality is excellent.
I bought several and I am very happy with them. Lots of good reading!
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring, it was peace." - Milan Kundera