Show Dogs of New Zealand. S. H. Rastall. c.1950. 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. *** Show Dogs of New Zealand. By S. H. Rastall. Wellington, N.Z.: Published by the author, n.d. [c. 1950?]. 200p., light blue dust jacket, blue cloth with navy lettering matches the d/j, More than 100 illustrations. ¬ì¬Öthe most profusely illustrated text book of its kind to be published.¬î [perhaps in New Zealand -?]. 50 breed standards. How to breed, rear and train dogs for pleasure, proﬁt, and exhibition. A chapter on working gun dogs by G. R. Birkett. Illustrated kennel advertisements. List of approved judges, affiliated societies and clubs and Dominion Gundog Trial Association affiliate clubs. New Zealand¬ís ﬁrst text book on dogs. Jacket is faded and has a few closed tears. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Prior owner's name on front free endpaper. Endpapers with some light foxing and toning. Clean, sound interior. VG+.
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