An Album of Dogs. W. D. & H. O. Wills. Cigarette Card Album. 1937. 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. *** An Album of Dogs. N.p.: W. D. & H. O. Wills, Imperial Tobacco Company Ltd., 1937. A series of 50 (complete) by Arthur Wardle in the publisher's album. Card size 1-3/8" x 2-5/8". Album is grey wraps with color illustration, front inside cover has table of contents, color cigarette cards affixed to corresponding breed spots in the album, and which include information on the breed. Covers have some soiling and there is a closed tear along spine tail extending 1.5". Mr. Fretwell's stamp on inside front cover. Interior very clean, cards clean and bright. VG+
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