Thy Servant A Dog. Boots. Rudyard Kipling. 1930. First Reprint 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. *** Thy Servant A Dog. London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1930. 1st reprint. 8vo., 93 + 1p. adv. of works of the author, original red leather with gilt lettering and illustrations, marbled endpapers, illustrated throughout by G. L. Stampa. ¬ìTold by Boots, edited by Rudyard Kilping.¬î Contents: ¬ìThy Servant a Dog¬î, ¬ìThe Great Play Hunt¬î, and ¬ìToby Dog¬î. Jones 2054. Spine has faded to tan. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Prior owner's inscriptions on half-title. Some light interior foxing. VG to VG+.
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