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My Favourite Horse Stories

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13962

ISBN: 0718814215

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover, no jacket. Lightly brushed tips, somewhat yellowed spine and head of boards. 160 pp text as new with some nice b/w sketches to begin each story. A selection of 15 short stories about horses. These stories were compiled by Dorian Williams, a famous writer on horse, more so in Great Britain than in the United States. One of the stories included is Scene 7, Act III, of Henry V by William Shakespeare. Some of the stories are abridgments of well known whole books on horses. Author's included are: Colin O'Leary/ Monica Dickens/ Dick Francis/ John Hislop, Leo Tolstoy, Viscoun... View more info

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Pendley and a Pack of Hounds

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Hoddder and Stoughton Ltd.: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44138

Condition: Very Good


1st edition in green cloth with light sunning along top edge, tips still sharp but do show some breaks in cloth from storage. Unclipped dj is very tatty and splotchy w/color loss and chips, especially on backstrip but title remains legible. 191 pp text crisp and tight w/ former owners bookplate on fep and small paper pull on rear pastedn. Solid reading copy of Dorian Williams biography. A well known show-jumping commentator and the author of Clear Round, the story of British show-jumping. Hunting and television are two of his self-described "four life interests" will surprise nobod... View more info

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Pony to Jump

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: VT, The Stephen Greene Press: 1964

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38747

Condition: Very Good


Aqua hardcover with gilt lettering has owner name printed on front cover, is lightly soiled and foot of spine has been bumped hard. Unclipped, professionally reproduced dj in new mylar displays well. 115 pages with crisp text have previous owner name on front paste down other wise no markings or tears. This is a wonderful book that is clear and simple in its instructions, starts right at the beginning, and allows no short cuts. The Norman Thelwell illustrations are priceless! View more info

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Learning to Ride Collins Nutshell Library

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 17675

Condition: Near Fine


Splendid reprint hardcover in tweedy paper covered boards with brown saddle, hard hat and crop illustration on cover. Book is now in heavy plastic sleeve for protection. Bit of soil on fore edge of page block. 128 pp text as new. A compact size to take traveling, measures only 4 x 6 inches, the size of a large postcard. First published 1964, this is the 1967 reprint. An exhaustive little compendium including: Background to riding, From the beginning, Psychology of riding, Position in the saddle, Hands and contact, At the Walk, Trot, and Canter, Hacking and using the road, Correct turn-out, J... View more info

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My Favourite Horse Stories

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, The Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1976

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 46354

ISBN: 0600362329

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality paperback is the third printing of the first edition with negligible color loss at periphery from storage. No creases on the glossy color photo illustrated card covers with wrap around art of a pair of bay Clydesdale mares and their foals at pasture. 158 pp text appears unread. Dorian Williams, long known for his association with horses in Britain, presents his choice of favorite horse stories, and Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Monica Dickens and Con O'Leary are only a few of the writers who appear within. There are tales about fox hunting, racing and gymkhanas, a Dick Francis thrille... View more info

The Girls' Book of Horses and Riding

By: Williams, Jennifer and Dorian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Burke Publishing Co.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45990

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in red paper covered boards with repaired head of spine that had 1" crack in gutters from pulling off the shelf improperly. Smells a tad musty but no water damage, mold, etc. Professionally reproduced dj is complete and displays well. Has a myriad of stories, and topics. Starts with great riders of the world and includes first steps in jumping, the working horse, the ceremonial horse, the circus horse. the Spanish Riding School of Vienna, dressage and equestrian terms. Profusely illustrated in b/w. ISBN: 000798521 View more info