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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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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

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War Paint An Indian Pony

By: Brown, Paul

Price: $85.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1936

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46303

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing hardcover in illustrated yellow cloth boards with a red illustration of a Native American and his horse on frt cover, backstrip ends are bumped but not rubbed and have matching red titles. Internally, the book is fabulous. Hinge papers are fine, 96 page text is of heavier gauge paper and is clean, has no tears, chips or names. Original, unclipped dust jacket ($2.00) has a repaired chip at the head of frt panel next to the dj flap fold, small chips and color loss at spine ends, triangular chip at head of rear gutter that starts at head of spine and goes round t... View more info

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Filly Tales Berry Happy Day

By: Bryant, Megan E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33800

ISBN: 0448436817

Condition: Fine


12 pg mini book. Number 7 in the series. As new inside and out. Rare collectible horse story. View more info

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Filly Tales Berry Big Mystery

By: Bryant, Megan E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37222

ISBN: 0448436787

Condition: Near Fine


12 pg mini book. Number 7 in the series. Light crease on cover, few corner tips on pages now unfolded, no names tears or soil. Rare collectible horse story. View more info

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Phari The Adventures of a Tibetan Pony

By: Buckingham, M. E.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1936

Seller Id: 46326

Condition: Very Good


Reprint hardcover in bright mustard yellow cloth bds with bumped (not rubbed) extrems, text tight and bright w/out names or soil, fep removed, front hinge cracked. 135 pp holding tight and going nowhere. Professionally reproduced illust dj in new mylar shows small chips at tips and spine ends, slight overall surface soil, still displays well. B/w vignettes throughout and 8 wonderful b/w full page pencil drawings by K.F. Barker. Story of Phari, told in third person bu the author of a pony who lived in India, his hardships, early life on the wind-swept table land of Tibet, through his life wi... View more info

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Nobody's Pony

By: Bye, Beryl

Price: $18.00

Publisher: England, Lutterworth Press: 1976

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 24470

ISBN: 0718803493

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing hardcover in green paper covered boards with negligible pen marks on covers, owner's name/addy on fep, 128 p. text crisp and tight. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that displays well. Cathy knew her parents could never afford to buy her a pony, so when she discovered Kelpie in a deserted field she pretended that the pony was her very own. Gradually the game became so real to Cathy that she looked upon herself as Kelpie's owner; and it was not until the borrowed pony was injured in a gymkhana that Cathy realized how deeply she was in trouble. Who was Kelpie's real o... View more info

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The Blind Connemara

By: C.W. Anderson

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1971

Seller Id: 46380

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing illustrated hardcover with bumped corners, bit of rubbing at head of spine. Some light soil at foot of front board and periphery of rear board. 80 pp text is tight and bright without names, tears or soil. Not exlib. The very collectible story of a very courageous and loyal Connemara pony and his girl. View more info

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They Bought Her A Pony

By: Cannan, Joanna

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46433

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition in yellowy/orange cloth covered boards with a blue lettered spine title. Spine ends bumped, tips fairly sharp. Light foxing on endpprs, pastedowns and on the edge of the 144 page block. Tidy owner's addy on fep, text is clean, crisp and well illustrated in b/w line drawings. Original price-clipped dj has a darker orange background with a cream colored circle 'frame' around a black line drawing of a girl jumping a pony over a three bar gate, cream title and black author name on frt panel, cream colored spine titles and chips at both spine ends that do no... View more info

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Gaze at the Moon

By: Cannan, Joanna

Price: $24.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1961

Seller Id: R46451

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in red paper covered boards showing bumped spine ends, tips still sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 160 pp text. Hinge papers are fine. Unclipped original illustrated dust wrapper shows a girl riding a grey pony looking down at6 a border collie or shetland sheepdog. DJ has an institutional green background and shows color loss, rubbing at periphery, on flap folds and on rear corner where backstrip meets rear panel. White background rear panel looks good with a line illustration of a girl jumping a horse at a show. A story which few will be able to resist. A sto... View more info

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Wonder Tales of Horses and Heroes

By: Carpenter, Frances

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Junior Literary Guild and Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46395

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality probable first edition, 1952 date and no other indications of further printings. Burgundy cloth covered hardcover boards with peach line illustration of a giant bear going after a medieval soldier on horseback swinging a sword. Spine ends bumped, tips fairly sharp. Not exlib, no names, tears or major soil. An occasional light finger print in margins of 238 pp text. Hinge papers fine, bit of foxing on edge of page block. Original, un-clipped color illustrated dust wrapper is nearly complete with a 1/2" x 2/8th of an inch chip at head of lightly sunned backstrip and irregu... View more info

Runaway Pony, Runaway Dog

By: Carroll, Ruth & Latrobe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Z. Walck, Inc: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 45989

Condition: Very Good


Book Club edition hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards. No dj. 80 pp. Corners and spine ends bumped, name at head of title page. This book follows the adventures of a pony named Sassy and a little dog named Tough Enough through the mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina. View more info