About Our Dogs: The Breeds and their Management. A. Croxton Smith. Ward Binks. 1931. 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. *** About Our Dogs: The Breeds and their Management. By A. Croxton Smith, O.B.E. Introduction by The Rt. Hon. Lorna, Countess Howe. 8 Plates in Color by Ward Binks. 64 full-page illustrations from photographs and many diagrams by Hay Hutchinson. Glossary. Index. London: Ward, Lock & Co., Ltd., (1931). 448p., green cloth, gilt lettering on spine, top edges tinted green. A once popular book, now rare. By a long-time Chairman of The Kennel Club, a prolific author contributing liberally to numerous magazines as well as writing many books. Spine has a few rubbed spots, light shelf wear, tips bumped and rubbed, some light foxing to bottom and fore-edges. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Gift-inscribed on front free endpaper. Very nice interior.
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