Better Than Men. Rush C. Hawkins. 1896. Animal Humane. 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. *** Better Than Men. By Rush C. Hawkins. New York: J. W. Bouton, 1896. 12mo., 206p., maroon cloth with gilt lettering, top edges gilt, b&w frontis. Collected sketches about the superior, even heroic qualities of various animals said to be man¬ís ¬ìinferiors¬î; an early plea for their care and respect. Animal Humane. Spine faded. Front hinge weak. Mr. Fretwell's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Very nice interior. VG condition.
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