The Dog Owners' Annual For 1891. Gordon Stables. Thomas Moore. 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 Dog Owners' Annual For 1891. Gordon Stables, ed. London: Dean & Son, 1891. 8vo., 240pp., + 18pp. advertising. Grey cloth with red and black lettering and decoration, illustrated throughout. With contributions by George Candy, Q.C.; George R. Krehl; Everett Millais; Thomas Moore, M.R.C.V.S.; Gordon Stables, M.D., R.N.; &c. Numerous articles: ¬ìCanine Literature in 1890¬î, ¬ìDogs in Art¬î, ¬ìDogs in Fiction¬î, ¬ìThe Curly- coated Retriever¬î, ¬ìThe Skye Terrier¬î, ¬ìThe Gordon or Black and Tan Setter¬î, ¬ìKennel Glossary¬î, and much more. Covers are rubbed and have light spotting. Mr. Fretwell's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Front and back free endpapers toned. A nice interior, smalll closed tear on 1 page, really nice plate and text illustrations. VG.
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