A Book of Sporting Painters. Walter Shaw Sparrow. 1931. First Edition. Rare Antique Dog Book. Francis P. Fretwell Collection.

A Book of Sporting Painters.  Walter Shaw Sparrow.  1931.  First Edition.  Rare Antique Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.

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A Book of Sporting Painters.  Walter Shaw Sparrow.  1931.  First Edition.  Rare Antique Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.
A Book of Sporting Painters.  Walter Shaw Sparrow.  1931.  First Edition.  Rare Antique Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.
A Book of Sporting Painters.  Walter Shaw Sparrow.  1931.  First Edition.  Rare Antique Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.
A Book of Sporting Painters.  Walter Shaw Sparrow.  1931.  First Edition.  Rare Antique Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.

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One of the many books from the Estate of Francis P. Fretwell that we will be selling. The library is the largest privately owned collection of dog books in the world. Mr. Fretwell was the owner of Monfret Kennels, which bred champion standard poodles. He was former president and governor of the Poodle Club of America, and the Italian Greyhound Club of America. He also served as a delegate to the American Kennel Club for decades. His wonderful collection of books has been carefully maintained. *** A Book of Sporting Painters. By Walter Shaw Sparrow. London: John Lane The Bodley Head Ltd., 1931. First Edition. Tall 4to., 440p., tan printed dust jacket with color pastedown illustration, green cloth with gilt fox head, 136 illus. [15 in color]. A Companion Volume of New Research to “British Sporting Artists”, [q.v.,] and “Angling in British Art”. Original Slipcase by George Pugh, q.v. jacket has tape repairs, tears, and some losses, and is also taped to the endpapers. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Tips bumped. Interior very clean. Slipcase has a few abrasions. VG to VG+ condition.

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  • FF1854
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  • 1
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  • Year
  • 1931
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  • Width: 9.25 inches
  • Height: 11.5 inches
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  • Condition
  • VG to VG+
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