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1 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH American Foxhunting Stories Fine 1st ED HB
VA Millwood House 1996 0964528215 / 9780964528215 First Thus Cloth Fine No Jacket Book Illustrated Signed by Author(s)
This book contains (1) the complete text and illustrations published in American Foxhunting, An Anthology by Alexander Mackay-Smith, The American Foxhound Club, 1970 and (2) twenty-two additional stories and twenty-four more illustrations. 212 pp, hard cover (red cloth with black and gold titling on spine and front cover - no dust jacket. SIGNED BY ALEXANDER MACKAY-SMITH FACING TITLE PAGE. B&w photos, reproductions. A collection of 79 stories, poems, etc. including: The Gloucester Fox Hunting Club; The Ravensworth Fox; A Pastry Cook Foils the Baltimore Pack; A Virginia Foxhunt of 1833; A Three Days' Hunt in Delaware; Foxhunting in Mississippi's Maryland Settlement; The First Red Fox in Georgia; Foxhunting in Canada; Fox Hunting in a Buggy in the Snow; Wild Bill, the Arkansas Foxhunting Mule; Foxhunting on the Eastern Shore; A Day with the Genesee Valley Hounds; Alabama Foxhound Field Trial; A Great Day with the Brandywine Hounds; How Mulberry Red Lost his Brush, etc., etc. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - lower tips lightly bumped. Stunning copy. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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2 Edwards, Elwyn Hartley; Foreword by Alexander Mackay-Smith Encyclopedia of the Horse
England Peerage Books 1992 1850520399 / 9781850520399 First Dell Printing Hard Cover Fine Fine Illustrated 
Negligible wear on boards, colorful dj displays beautifully with no chips. Tight bright copy, huge volume, oversized post required. 256 pages including index and acknowledgements. "A magnificent new comprehensive encyclopedia for all horse enthusiasts. With a foreword by Alexander Mackay Smith, International Editor, The Chronicle of the Horse". A comprehensive survey of the exciting world of the ridden horse, is the complete book for the horse enthusiast. Specially designed for easy reference, it is an authoritative guide to all aspects of riding. Included are sections on the development of the horse throughout the world, the whole range of equestrian sports from the thrill of the rodeo to the dignity and grace of the dressage arena, and a detailed look at horse care and management covering such topics as health, breeding and training. A major feature of this exclusive book is the illustrated breeds section which describes and discusses over 150 horse and pony breeds from all over the world. A glossary of more than 500 equestrian terms and a comprehensive index help to make this encyclopedia indispensible for the horse lover. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Mackay-Smith, Alexander; Druesedow, Jean R.; Ryder, Thomas Man and The Horse. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fine 1st ED/HB/DJ
NY The Metropolitan Museum of Art/ Simon and Schuster 1984 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book Illustrated 
Gorgeous crisp unmarked glossy hardcover. Unclipped dj in new mylar is mint. Text as new. Not exlib. 128 pp. Includes foreword by Philippe de Montebello, introduction by Diana Vreeland, glossary, & photo credits. Profusely illustrated with b/w & color illustrations. "This book was published in connection with an exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, from December 3, 1984, through September 1, 1985. " Name of previous owner on fep. Personal bookplate on fep. "Throughout history the horse has been man's companion in pleasure and war, but more than this, the horse has always inspired in a man a sense of wonder and a passion for elegance, both of which are reflected in this extraordinary volume, at once an art book, a survey of manners, and a history of costume. Our books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. 
Price: 38.00 USD
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4 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH Masters of Foxhounds. Limited, Numbered, Signed Edition
VA The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc 1980 Limited, Numbered First Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket Book Illustrated Signed by Author(s)
Limited edition number 534 of 750 copies. Authors auto-pen signature on the limitation page. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering over black on the front cover and spine. The book is in lovely condition with lightly bumped spine and lower tips. Negligible soil on front fore edge of frt cover; 216 pages. Contents include a Foreword, List of Subscribers, 19 Chapters (including Founding of MFHA, Harry Worcester Smith, Foxhunting and the MFHA in Canada, Alexander Henry Higginson, Fletcher Harper, Traditions-Changing Patterns-and Hunt Balls, and others) and 11 Appendices (including Colonel Skinner's Lists of Hunts in the United States 1882 and 1889, Recognitionof Hunts by NSHA, Panel Discussions 1967-1979, Annual Dinners-Guests of Honor, Officers and Directors of the MFHA, and Index and others). Illustrated primarily in black and white (including a handful of reproductions of Jean Bowman paintings), and with a few photographs/illustrations in color. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH Masters of Foxhounds. Limited, Numbered, Signed Edition.
VA The Masters of Foxhounds Association of America Inc 1980 Limited, Numbered First Edition Hardcover Fine No Jacket Book Illustrated Signed by Author(s)
Limited edition number 553 of 750 copies with auto-pen author's signature on the limitation page. Red cloth binding with gilt lettering over black on the front cover and spine. The book is in mint condition; 216 pages. Contents include a Foreword, List of Subscribers, 19 Chapters (including Founding of MFHA, Harry Worcester Smith, Foxhunting and the MFHA in Canada, Alexander Henry Higginson, Fletcher Harper, Traditions-Changing Patterns-and Hunt Balls, and others) and 11 Appendices (including Colonel Skinner's Lists of Hunts in the United States 1882 and 1889, Recognitionof Hunts by NSHA, Panel Discussions 1967-1979, Annual Dinners-Guests of Honor, Officers and Directors of the MFHA, and Index and others). Illustrated primarily in black and white (including a handful of reproductions of Jean Bowman paintings), and a few photographs/illustrations in color. Laid in is a color prospectus tri-fold large 8.5" x 11" for the pre-publication of this book. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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6 Disston, Harry; Bontecou, Mrs. Frederick; Mackay-Smith, Alexander Quiz Questions for the U.S. Pony Clubs
VA The Blue Ridge Press 1964 Reprint Soft cover Very Good No Jacket Book Frontispiece 
Nice early paperback with former owner name on head of frt cover otherwise shows well. Stapled text fine, 27 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, soil, tears or blemishes. A question booklet (with answers) for the pony club members, 4-Hers or any riding camp devoted to training the all-around rider. Topics include: Parts of the Horse (includes a conformation diagram, the only illust in the book)/ The United States Pony Club/ Rules for Rallies/ Anatomy and Characteristics/ Stable Management and Ailments/ Tack/ Equitation/ Foxhunting 
Price: 20.00 USD
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7 Wadsworth, William P., M.F.H.; Foreword By Alexander Mackay-Smith, Ex-M.F.H. Riding To Hounds in America 1st ED PB
VA The Chronicle of the Horse 1962 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Book Treviranus, H. Stewart Signed by Author(s)
Moderate surface soil on cream background paper covers. One 1/2 inch closed tear at head of frt cover. Signed on inside front cover "Love & Merry Xmas to Lily & Erskine from "Kingfish". Touch of rust at center staples. 48 pp. Chapter 1: Preliminary Matters: The Horse/ Tack/ Clothing and Equipment/ The Day Before. Chapter 2. Hounds. Chapter 3. Organization in the Field. Chapter 4. The Fox. Chapter 5. The Hunting Day/ The Meet/ Hounds in Covert/ Gone Away/ Accounting for the Fox/ On The Way Home. Chapter 6. Hunting Etiquette/ Courtesy to the Landowners/ The Field and The Staff/ The Field and Hounds/ Courtesy to Other Riders/ Avoiding Natural Obstacles/ Conclusion/ Glossary. Filled with many informative sketches, glorious art reproductions from famous sporting artists and cute humorous sketches throughout. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Mackay-Smith, Alexander Speed and the Thoroughbred The Complete History. Patrons' Edition
NY Derrydale 2000 1586670409 / 9781586670405 First Limited Edition Hardcover Very Good No Jacket Book Illustrated Patrons' Edition
Lovely copy with negligible light spot on head of spine. Front board bowed, tips sharp, internally as new. One of only 62 copies of the The "Patron's Edition" with a tipped-in vellum sheet presenting this volume to Mr & Mrs. Charles C. Abeles. Not signed by Alex but probably written by him. 193 pgs, Illustrated with paintings, prints and photographs of the breeders, stallions and mares who shaped the thoroughbred lines from the 1500's to the twentieth century. Foreword by John T. von Stade. Publisher's letter to the patron laid-in: "the Patron's Edition was offered only to relatives, friends and those who held a special place in Alex's life.". Chapters include: Patron List/ Dedication/ Acknowledgements/ Foreword/ Timelines/ Taproot Pedigree of the Thoroughbred Racehorse/ An Overview/ The Irish Hobby/ Hobby Influences in England/ Running-Horses/ Sprinting Speed Strains Before 1650/ Perils and 'Saviors': Foundation Mares and Their Breeders After 1650/ Imported 'Pure' Arabians; General Stud Book Entries; A Century of King's Plates, 1665-1780/ Diplomatic Gift Stallions; Barbs and Turcomans/ The Godolphin Arabian 1724-1753/ The Duke of Cumberland and Eclipse/ Surviving Speed Lines into the Twentieth Century/ Bibliography/ Glossary/ Index. We gift wrap every book at no charge and place dust wrappers in new mylar whenever possible. Book images available, just ask. Offered from a five star, full-time, professional bookseller and proud member of the Virginia Antiquarian Booksellers Association. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We love what we do and it shows! 
Price: 150.00 USD
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9 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH The American Foxhound 1747-1967
VA The American Foxhound Club 1968 First Thus Cloth Fine No Jacket Book Illustrated Signed by Author(s)
The first definitive book on the American Foxhound dealing specifically with the strains of foxhounds developed in this country to hunt together as a pack. SPECIAL LIMITED/NUMBERED EDITION. "Of this book one thousand copies have been printed and the plates destroyed. This book is number 991." Boldly signed by the author on the limitation page. Folio volume in original red pebbled cloth, red top-edge stain, gilt decorated and titled cover, spine gilt lettered in a black panel. Colored map end papers of the Rappahannock Valley Hound Breeders. Tipped-in full color frontispiece of Lt. Col. George Washington from a painting by Charles Wilson Peale, 1772. 416 pages with errata slip tipped in at rear. Illustrated with over 200 photographs of hounds, horses, portraits, maps, paintings, drawings and pieces of sculpture, 24 pages of extended pedigrees, 10 pages of show ring winners, and over 25 pages of index."In order to demonstrate the remarkable concentration of breeders of American pack hounds in the Rappahannock Valley during the 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly in Fauquier, Rappahannock, Northern Culpeper and Madison Counties, the end-sheet map has been prepared showing where these men lived. " Frontispiece is a tipped in portrait of Lieutenant Colonel George Washington, M. F. H. A sampling of contents includes the following: Lord Fairfax's Hounds (1747-1781); Colonel Washington's Hounds (1767-1787); Red Foxes Invade the Southern United States; Rappahannock Valley Hounds (1799-1887); Post Civil War British Breeders of American Hounds in Virginia; Foxhound Kennel Stud Book and its Predecessors (1898-1931); and numerous other chapters and appendices. An errata sheet has been pasted on page 416. A foundation volume for any serious sporting library. 
Price: 395.00 USD
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10 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH The Songs of Foxhunting. AUTHOR'S PRESENTATION COPY LENGTHY DEDICATION
VA The American Foxhound Club 1974 0904602141 / 9780904602142 First Thus Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket Signed, Limited, Numbered Ed Illustrated Signed by Author
Signed by author on verso title page, limited numbered edition of only 1500 copies, this one # 288. Lengthy ink inscription on verso half title page to Richard T. Meyers, Esq., M.F.H.: For Dick Meyer, To remember many years of friendship and many hours together of happy hunting. With the warm regards of Alexander Mackay-Smith. Rich red cloth boards show light color loss at tips but are not frayed in the least. Faint scratch on frt board is barely noticable. 185pg text crisp and unmarked. A collection of words and music which for over two centuries Foxhunters have loved to sings celebrating the exploits of Hounds, Horses and Horsemen in the Hunting Field with seventy-seven illustrations. 
Price: 375.00 USD
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