Hounds & Dogs. Vol. XIII. A. Croxton Smith, ed. 1951. Rare Dog Book. Francis P. Fretwell Collection.

Hounds & Dogs.  Vol. XIII.  A. Croxton Smith, ed.  1951.  Rare Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.

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Hounds & Dogs.  Vol. XIII.  A. Croxton Smith, ed.  1951.  Rare Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.
Hounds & Dogs.  Vol. XIII.  A. Croxton Smith, ed.  1951.  Rare Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.
Hounds & Dogs.  Vol. XIII.  A. Croxton Smith, ed.  1951.  Rare Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.
Hounds & Dogs.  Vol. XIII.  A. Croxton Smith, ed.  1951.  Rare Dog Book.  Francis P. Fretwell Collection.

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One of the many books from the Estate of Francis P. Fretwell that Dogtreasures.com 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. *** Hounds & Dogs. Vol. XIII. A. Croxton Smith, ed. London: Seeley, Service & Co., Ltd., 1951. 2nd ed. 8vo., 320p., orange dust jacket with b&w pictorial illustration, tan cloth with gilt lettering, 110 illustrations, glossary. Their Care, Training & Working; for Hunting, Shooting, Cour­sing, Hawking, Police Purposes, etc., by ­Major M. Barclay, Capt. G. Blaine, The Baroness Burton, Major Heseltine, ­Lorna Countess Howe, W. G. McCandlish, The Duke of Montrose, The Duch­ess of Newcastle, Major G. B. Ollivant, J. Otho Paget, C. A. Phillips, ­Col. H. M. Wilson, Sir James Wilson & many other eminent authorities. ­The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastimes. Includes a chapter by ­the Rev. E. L. Brown, “Poodles as Retrievers”. Sporting dogs, Hounds, ­Terriers, obedience training, police dogs, sheepdogs, and general veterinary advice. “An important Dog Book containing excellent chapters on all working breeds, including the Kerry Blue and Lakeland Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Saluki, Afghan, Golden and Yellow Labrador Retrievers, Bull Mastiff, German Shepherd Dog.”–Gerald Massey, A Show Catalogue of Dog Books, Paintings & Prints, 1945. Dust jacket has a little wear at head and tail. Boards are clean and fresh. Mr. Fretwell's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Interior clean and crisp. VG+.

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  • 1951
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