Le Caniche Volant. (The Flying Poodle). W. Suschitzky. Roland Collins. Poodles. French Text. c.1956. Rare 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. *** Le Caniche Volant. Photographs by W. Suschitzky. Text by Roland Collins. Lusanne, Switz.: La Guilde du Livre, n.d. [c. 1956]. 31p., pictorial dust jacket, red boards with blue lettering, profusely illustrated from b&w photographs. Swiss edition of T"he Flying Poodle", a photographic spoof of modest merit. Jacket is only in Fair condition, with large losses, rubbing, creases, tears, etc. Boards have some fading and edge wear. Endpapers foxed. Mr Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Photograph of a spaniel affixed to front free endpaper. Interior clean and sound. Text in French. VG condition.
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