The Cat, the Dog and the Dormouse, and Other Stories. Alice Hall. 1925. 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. The Cat, the Dog and the Dormouse, and Other Stories. By Alice Hall. London: Blackie & Son Limited, . 192p., beige cloth with green lettering, decoration and ruling, color frontispiece, 29 line drawings by Warwick Reynolds, (1880- 1926). Juvenile ﬁction. The stories are "The Cat, the Dog, and the Dormouse", "The Tortoise-Shell Tom", "Unshoe the Horse", " The Runaway Road", and "The Cobbler's Thread". Small closed tear at spine head. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Title page and frontispiece with some moderate foxing, otherwise a clean interior. VG+.
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