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A Pony In The Family

By: Berrisford, Judith M.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: IL, Reilly & Lee Co.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41484

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in rust cloth boards showing light color loss but no major rubs. No names, tears or soil. 124 pp. Price clipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that has a sunned spine but still displays beautifully. Jane and Penny Brooke were thrilled with their father bought them, on a trial bases, a pony called Freckles. The important condition Mr. Brooke insisted upon was that the girls had to prove they knew how to care for it. For all their enthusiasm, Jane and Penny had to learn the hard way, especially since Freckles seemed to have a knack for getting into tr... View more info

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Taff and the Stolen Ponies

By: Berrisford, Judith M.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46343

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first printing hardcover in textured green paper covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends, bright gilt title on backstrip. No names, tears or soil in the crisp, tight and bright 127 pp text which is peppered with line drawings by Helen Collins who also designed and drew the dust wrapper. This un-clipped dust wrapper in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows age-toning on the periphery of the solid cream rear panel, other than this, it shows no wear, no creases, no chips. Cute backstrip art of three pony faces and Taff the sheepdog on the top. When Emlyn Morg... View more info

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Jackie and the Phantom Ponies 6

By: Berrisford, Judith M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Knight Books: 1992

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 46726

ISBN: 0340575476

Condition: Very Good


Nice photo illustrated paperback in card covers showing light surface wear and a little sunning on glossy pictorial cover. 122 pp text slightly yellowed but not brittle, looks like new save for a hint of sunning on rear cover near backstrip. When Babs and Jackie arrive to spend their holidays on David Browning's stud farm in the Lake District, they already have a mystery on their hands: Three ponies and a man have vanished without trace on the mountainside. Is this incident connected with the disappearance of David's brood mare and valuable stallion? Babs and Jackie believe something sinis... View more info

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A Pony In The Family

By: Berrisford, Judith M.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: England, Knight Books: 1975

Edition: First Knight Books Edition

Seller Id: 46728

ISBN: 0340195266

Condition: Good +


Solid paperback in color illustrated card covers with a couple of cover creases and a bit of forward lean. 128 pp shows some foxing and age-toning at periphery. Jane and Penny wanted to have a pony of their very own. When their father buys Freckles for them, they learn - often the hard way - how to feed, groom, and look after her, as well as cope with a variety of pony emergencies. They also learn about the cost of keeping a pony and prepare for their first gymkhana. A good book for all kids and parents who are wanting their own pony and are unsure what it involves. View more info

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Tizz & Company

By: Bialk, Elisa

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Children's Press: 1962

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 33853

Condition: Very Good


VG yellow cloth reprint hardcover, not ex-lib. Boards have light surface wear and soil. Slight age toning to front and rear paste downs and fep and rep. Previous owner's name scribbled out on front paste down. Text is unmarked and tight. 95 pp. Delightful illustrations of Tizz the pony inside. Another in the Tizz pony series. This time the Don Hill goes into the photography business with mixed results. View more info

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Wild Horse Island

By: Bialk, Elisa

Price: $45.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co.: 1951

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38311

Condition: Very Good


Not exlib. Green pictorial hardcover has fading along upper edge, color loss along spine, boards are showing on tips & on upper edge and head & foot of spine are frayed. Professionally reproduced dj is price clipped, displays well in new mylar. Illustrated end papers have barely perceptible owners name in pencil. 201 pages of crisp text without tears. Loaded with fab Paul Brown line illustrations. Honest-to-goodness cowboys, ranch life on a Montana island, and experiences shared with new found Cub Scout friends make Chicago-born Jim think his new home is really tops. And as if all this was not... View more info

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Ride 'em Peggy! SIGNED

By: Bialk, Elisa, Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $100.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44734

Condition: Very Good +


Very nice 1st edition hard cover with author signature on fep which shows a tiny bit of color bleed from red cloth at lower tip and is lightly age toned. Not ex-library. Illustrated red cloth boards with light rubbing at tips and spine ends. Displays well on the shelf. 196 crisp and unmarked pp. No dj. Peggy goes off to summer riding camp and discovers a deepened appreciation for horses and her family. View more info

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Ride 'em Peggy!

By: Bialk, Elisa, Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $75.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Company: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45616

Condition: Very Good +


Solid 1st edition hard cover, red cloth with black line drawing on cov of Peggy doing as the title suggests: Riding. Not ex-library. Tips and spine ends bumped and rubbed, still displays well on the shelf. 196 crisp and unmarked pgs. No dj. Peggy goes off to summer riding camp and discovers a deepened appreciation for horses and her family. Offered from a full time, independent professional bookseller. Books are cleaned and dust wrappers placed in new mylar whenever possible. Books are wrapped with care so it arrives in the condition listed here. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. View more info

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Fritz and the Beautiful Horses

By: Brett, Jan

Price: $3.00

Publisher: NY, Houghton Mifflin: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 45651

ISBN: 0395453569

Condition: Very Good


Glossy reprint paperback with light surface wear and creasing, small holiday sticker on foot of rear cover, 32 p. text tight, bright and unmarked. "Jan Brett's full-color artwork sparkles in intricate detail across every page of this exceptional picture book about Fritz, a sure-footed pony who finally gets the chance to shine in his own best way. View more info

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Alice & Combined Training A Tale of Two Horses

By: Brooke, Geoffrey, Major-General, C.B., D.S.O., M.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44935

Condition: Very Good


1st edition in rust cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. Foxing on endpps, else crisp, bright and unmarked. 143 pp. Not exlib. Original illust dj shows chips but displays well in new mylar. True story of two horses owned by Major-General Geoffrey Brooke is a factual tale of how he brought these two along to be completely rounded hacks, show jumpers, fox hunters and even polo ponies. Inside is all the details one would need to do so to their own mounts. View more info

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A Horse For Peter

By: Brown, Eleanor F.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46398

Condition: Near Fine


Super clean 1st edition hardcover in grey cloth covered boards with dk green illustration of horse head on cover and green title spine. Tips and spine ends bumped, faint sunning on upper board edges, no names, tears or soil in the 128 pp text. Price clipped jacket is complete, shows color loss at tips and spine ends and has a 4" L shaped brown cello tape mark over the HOR in the title on frt board, also has a 2" mark on rear panel that doesn't impair with reading the blurb on the back cover. A story of heartwarming tenderness and suspense about a Tennessee Walking Horse who adopted ... View more info

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Crazy Quilt The Story of a Piebald Pony

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $80.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1934

Seller Id: 34851

Condition: Very Good


Nice hardcover in illustrated red cloth with lightly rubbed tips, spine ends a bit more. Has one small ink written Kuehn School Dist. 49 on fep. No card pocket or evidence of ever having had one, No call tags on spine of book. One outlined image of Crazy Quilt on 1st page not a problem, Two underlined words on following page only markings found in text. Dust wrapper is from the Trade Edition and was from an Exlib, so has call tag on spine. 86 pp. View more info

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Hi Guy The Cinderella Horse

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37829

Condition: Very Good


Wonderful 1st edition hardcover with minimal wear, light rubbing to tips and a light water stain along edge and head of spine. Unclipped dust jacket is a professional reproduction with a chip missing from foot of spine and several small chips at head of spine and tips, displays well in new mylar. The wonderful story of Robin, the poor old horse, taken from the pound who could never amount to anything. View more info

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Sparkie and Puff Ball

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1956

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 38253

Condition: Good


Solid 3rd printing exlib hardcover in pictorial rust cloth boards, Innards tight and bright w/occasional fingerprint and two small closed page tears from turning. Pocket neatly removed but all pages present. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that displays beautifully. Paul Brown's first large picture book illustrated in four colors. Young Sparkie Parker lived on a farm but dreamed of ranches, Indians and cowboys. When he had the chance to go to a real western ranch, he met Puff Ball, a pony with personality and a mind of his own. Sparkie learned a good deal about riding and abo... View more info

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Piper's Pony The Story of Patchwork

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44312

Condition: Very Good


True 1st Ed with Scribner's letter A on copyright page. Illust green background boards with green cloth spine. Rubbing and age-toning at extremities, text clean, no marks, coloring, dog eared pages. Not exlib. Hinges tight, 6 closed lower page edge tears measuring 1/2 in to 1in. No loss, not taped. Book now in clear mylar wrap and displays well. Landscape format book is 8 3/4 in tall by 11 1/4 in long by about one inch thick. Unpaginated text. 78 pp. Born to a coal mining pony and sold at a horse fair when he was a weanling to some gypsies. Over the years Patchwork was sold or traded ... View more info

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Pony Farm

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44733

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover with letter A on copyright pg. Illustrated red cloth. Tight and bright with sharp tips and lightly brushed spine ends. Professionally reproduced unclipped dj sunned on spine but displays well. Synopsis card pasted on illust fep. Tiny soil spot on foot of page block. A story of a Shetland Pony farm that shows the year in the life of a colt. View more info

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Pony School

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $95.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1950

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44963

Condition: Good


First edition xlib with A on copyright page. All pp and pocket present. Finger soil on some pages but a solid working copy that displays well despite some chips and color loss on original dj in new mylar. Synopsis: Skinny Barnstable, a city boy who had come to stay with his cousins, Bud and Lynn, learns how to become a cowboy. The children are given the chance to help out at Pony Farm, helping with the horses View more info

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War Paint An Indian Pony

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Seller Id: 46011

Condition: Good


Reprint of the first edition with letter A and L-12.66 [MH] on copyright page. Solid exlib hardcover in taupe colored cloth boards with reddish- brown illustration of Indian and horse on cover, same color titles on backstrip. No call tags or exlib marks on spine of book (but there is a capital letter J on the backstrip of the dj, that matches the J written in pencil above the Price Hill school stamp on copyright page. Board tips and spine ends are bumped with shelf wear on all 6 surfaces (4 tips, 2 spine ends). Internally the only thing visible pertaining to its former library life is th... View more info

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Daffy Taffy

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38384

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in illustrated rust cloth has lightly rubbed tips with boards just beginning to show, head & foot of spine are lightly frayed with color loss and spine is slightly crinkled. Unpaginated crisp text with no tears, tidy name at head of frt pastdn. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction with triangular loss at spine edge of frt panel and 3 in of foot of dj backstrip missing. Red boards are not as splotchy as they appear in the image, red does not compress well. Title and author unaffected. Taffy is a funny little Welsh pony, who tries to be like all the o... View more info

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Pony Farm

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $50.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1948

Seller Id: 43770

Condition: Good


VG Exlib with all pgs and pocket present with letter I - 5, 70 on copyright pg. Illustrated red cloth with light shelf wear on lower boards. Text tight and bright. Professionally reproduced unclipped dj sunned on spine but displays well. A story of a Shetland Pony farm that shows the year in the life of a colt. View more info