Wild Traits In Tame Animals. Louis Robinson. 1897. 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. *** Wild Traits in Tame Animals. Being Some Familiar Studies in Evolution. By Louis Robinson. Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1897. 329 + 33p. adv., burgundy cloth with gilt, 6 full-page illustrations, plus vignettes. Index. Familiar studies in evolution. Chapter on dogs. Blemish on front cover. Edges rubbed, tips bumped and rubbed. Mr. Fretwell's bp on front fixed endpaper. Fore-edges with some foxing. Also some foxing to interior pages. Offsetting from a newpaper article. Good condition.
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