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1 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH American Foxhunting An Anthology
VA The American Foxhound Club 1970 Limited Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book Illustrated Signed by Author(s)
No. 801 of 2,500 copies printed. 212 pp. Near fine hard cover (red cloth with black and gold titling on spine and front cover. Boards show a touch of color loss at still sharp tips. No dust jacket as issued. 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. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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2 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH American Foxhunting Stories
VA Millwood House 1996 0964528215 / 9780964528215 Limited Edition Hardcover 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. Tips still sharp, 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. 
Price: 48.00 USD
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3 Edwards, Elwyn Hartley; Foreword by Alexander Mackay-Smith Encyclopedia of the Horse
England Peerage Books 1992 1850520399 / 9781850520399 First Dell Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Book Illustrated 
NF hardcover in near fine dj. 1st Dell Peerage printing. Negligible wear on boards, colorful dj displays beautifully in new mylar despite one 1/2 inch closed tear at lower fore-edge of frt panel. but no chips. Tight bright copy, huge volume, 256 pages including index and acknowledgments. "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. 1st Dell printing. 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 indispensable for the horse lover. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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4 Mackay-Smith, Alexander; Druesedow, Jean R.; Ryder, Thomas Man and The Horse The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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5 Mackay-Smith, Alexander MFH Masters of Foxhounds
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, Recognition of 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: 48.00 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 reprint paperback with former owner name on head of frt cover otherwise shows well. 27 pp 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: 12.00 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
VA The Chronicle of the Horse 1962 First Edition Paperback Good No Jacket Book Treviranus, H. Stewart Signed by Author(s)
1st edition paperback signed on inside front cover "Love & Merry Xmas to Lily & Erskine from "Kingfish". Wrappers show moderate surface soil on cream background paper covers, one 1/2 inch closed tear at head of frt cover, 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 slightly sprung, 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 pp, 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/ Acknowledgments/ 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. 
Price: 100.00 USD
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