Rare Books

"The Leash Club Year Book" 1957 (SOLD)

[61] pp.

Privately Printed


Limited Edition of 225 copies

7 3/4" x 5 3/8"

41 East 63rd Street

New York, NY 10065

212 838 0114


The Leash Club has a history as an elite speakeasy. It was founded during Prohibition in 1925 as a place for dog-lovers to discuss their canine interests and the principles of breeding. Members of the club would stash alcohol in private lockers labeled with their dog’s name, so that owners could sneak a sip or two while walking their dogs. The lockers still exist today, behind the fully functioning bar that has thankfully been added since Prohibition’s repeal. The Club, decked out in paintings of dogs, is now affectionately known as the best place “to get your life together during a divorce.” Membership remains open only to men, though women may visit, and dogs are always welcome.