The Family of Brocas of Beaurepaire and Roche Court. Hereditary Masters of the Royal Buckhounds. Montagu Burrows. 1886. 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 Family of Brocas of Beaurepaire and Roche Court. Hereditary Masters of the Royal Buckhounds. With Some Account of the English Rule in Aquitaine. By Montagu Burrows, Captain, R.N., M.A., F.S.A. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1886. 4to., 496 pp., 26 illustrations. Indexes. Gatefold family genealogical chart. Over 190 pages of deeds and other family papers from 1271 to 1782. Original half leather gilt and green cloth, top edge gilt, brown ribbon place marker. Contents include: Rise of the Family of De Brocas; The Brocas Knights; The Brocas Esquires of the Fifteenth Century; The Chiefs of the Family in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries; Parallel Histories; The Brocas Deeds: With Introductions and Notices of the Chief Families Mentioned. Not in Jones4. Cloth is somewhat rubbed, and there is minor board exposure at tips. Leather a little rubbed along the edges. Mr. Fretwell's bookplate on front fixed endpaper. Condition VG. Partially uncut. [FF331-20] [DT50]
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