The Police Dog. David Brockwell. R. W. Tauskey. 1925. Revised Edition. 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 Police Dog. By David Brockwell. New York: G. Howard Watt, 1925 (1924). Revised Edition. 190p., brown cloth with black lettering and illustration, content illustrated with photographs by R. W. Tauskey and by line drawings in text. Introduction by George G. Anderson, V.S. A book about the breed now known as the German Shepherd Dog but which was known commonly in the USA for many years as the Police Dog. Only two pages in the book regarding the use of the dog in police work, as such. Possibly the ﬁrst book published in the USA on the breed. The author¬ís book "The Alsatian", published in England, is essentially the same book published for the British market. Some fraying and closed tears to head and tail of spine. Light shelf wear. Lacking Front free endpaper. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Small red mark on fore-edges. Interior pages have light age-toning and some occasional light soiling. Overall VG.
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