The Afghan Hound. Charles Harrison. 1971. First Edition. 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. The Afghan Hound. By Charles Harrisson. New York: Arco Publishing Company, Inc., 1971. First Edition. 8vo., 240p., pictorial dust jacket, black cloth with orange and gilt lettering, content illustrated with b&w photographs and drawings. Bibliography. Index. While written from the British point of view, it does contain the American breed standard, seven page on the breed in the U.S. and a list of Phillips System top Afghans for 19561969. Lists all British Afghan champions from 1927-70. Jacket has small loss at tail. Price-clipped. Mr. Fretwell's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Clean and fresh boards and interior. VG+.
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