The Sporting Dog. Joseph A. Graham. 1904. Limited 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 Sporting Dog. By Joseph A. Graham. New York: The Macmillan Company, 1904. 8vo., 327p., limited edition of 100 copies, this being #43, half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, top edge and lettering gilt, frontis plus 29 additional illustrations, appendix, index. Large paper edition of Caspar Whitney¬ís American Sportsman¬ís Library. Sporting dogs, terriers and hounds. ¬ìAn outstanding analysis of sporting dogs in U.S. at the time by a gifted writer and authority. Appendix contains the interesting Chesapeake standard used at the turn of the century.¬î Herm David, ¬ìBibliography¬î, Training Your Retriever, James Lamb Free, 1973. Covers have light edge wear. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Some edges uncut. Very clean, crisp interior. VG+.
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- Height: 9.25 inches
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