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The Copper Horse

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. LTD.:

Seller Id: R46472

Condition: Near Fine


No date of publication listed in this gift quality hardcover bound in grey cloth covered boards with black spine title. There is some bleed-through due to some red liquid staining the backstrip of the dj, three short lines of red on the center of the cloth book spine. Book shows one bumped tip, faint darkening on head and foot of boards. Original, price-clipped dust jacket has one micro chip 1/8" x 1/2" at foot of dj spine, foxing and a water stain at head of rear gutter area, the afore-mentioned red stain under the horse head drawing found there. Cream colored rear panel offers man... View more info

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Head High, Hands Low A Story of Horses, Ponies and Riders

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson's Books for Young People:

Seller Id: R46474

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in rust cloth covered boards that are lightly bumped at spine ends, tips still sharp. No date of publication listed within. 192 p. clean and bright internally with a partial remnant of a bookplate on fep and a spine crack at pp 64 opposite color plate. Illustrated with 4 color plates by Lionel Edwards. Original, price-clipped color illustrated dust jacket matches the first color plate inside and shows light color loss at tips, spine ends and along front flap fold. Also shows soil on darkened background rear panel that has other offerings from this: Hutchi... View more info

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Second Fiddle, Son of Viola

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. LTD.: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46475

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in royal blue paper covered boards with black spine title. Book shows some age-toning in fep where the dust jacket didn't touch the fep. Foot of spine end lower tips bumped, uppers remain sharp. 208 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Original, un-clipped dust jacket has a rub at upper board tip and other corners show tiny bits of color loss, 1/2" closed tear at head of solid yellow rear panel, displays beautifully in new mylar. The future of John Bramber's famous racing stables rests precariously on the behaviour of the Viola colt in his first race at Epsom. Will ... View more info

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Head High, Hands Low A Story of Horses, Ponies and Riders

By: Dent, Captain C.H.; Illust Lionel Edwards

Price: $32.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson's Books for Young People:

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 17688

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in rust cloth covered boards that are lightly bumped, slightly cocked. No date of publication listed within. 192 p. clean and bright internally, illustrated with 4 color plates by Lionel Edwards. Beautiful, price-clipped color illustrated dust jacket matches the first color plate inside and shows light color loss at tips, spine ends and along front flap fold. Also shows soil on darkened background rear panel that has other offerings from this: Hutchinson's Chestnut Library. This DJ is a professional reproduction that displays well in new mylar. A racing ... View more info

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Sweepstakes Colt

By: Dent, Cecil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, John Hamilton Limited:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46568

Condition: Good


Straight sharp probable first edition hardcover in buff colored cloth covered boards with bumped tips and spine ends. Board fore edges are discolored ecru color but there is no musty smells, no mold, etc. 256 page block unaffected and has no names, tears, writing or soil. Price-clipped dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully from the front, spine panel is sunned but shows well the wrap around b/w drawing of two race horses, who are neck and neck with the pack behind them. Title still legible on this sunned spine. Few short chips at spine ends, color loss at tips and along flap fold... View more info

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King of the Wild Horses (Formerly Published as: Black Kettle, King of the Wild Horses)

By: Denzel, Justin F.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CT, Xerox: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 11995

Condition: Very Good


1st edition paperback with light wear at tips, 48 pp text browned but not brittle. A wild black stallion, coveted by all who see him, is protected from capture by an Indian youth. View more info

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Dora at Follyfoot

By: Dickens, Monica

Price: $3.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1978

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 15980

ISBN: 0330231995

Condition: Near Fine


Revised paperback showing light wear and color loss at tips, 136 p. text tight and bright. By the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens comes this fun series for young horse lovers, a new story based on the Yorkshire Television series. "Don't buy any horses". It was easy for the Captain to lay down rules before he went away to convalesce leaving Dora and Steve in charge. But rules are made to be broken and Dora knew she must buy Amigo, the rangy scarred cream-colored horse, even it it meant borrowing money from Ron Stryker. To pay Ron back, someone from Follyfoot just had to win... View more info

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Follyfoot

By: Dickens, Monica

Price: $3.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1975

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 15981

ISBN: 0330028812

Condition: Very Good +


Light surface wear, cover a bit matte instead of glossy, one cover crease on rear wrapper, text tight and browning but not brittle. By the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens, an original story based on the Yorkshire Television series. Life can never be dull for young Callie or her family. There is always so much to do on the farm - tending unwanted horses, providing mounts for film companies, schooling ponies, helping unlucky holidaymakers and keeping a wary eye on the unscrupulous owners of the Pinecrest riding stables. Callie knows both sunshine and tears as she solves the mystery s... View more info

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Stranger at Follyfoot

By: Dickens, Monica

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 16011

ISBN: 0434934534

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in original price-clipped dust wrapper in mylar. Slight curl to head of rear dj from storage, 132 p. text as new. From the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens comes another tale in the Follyfoot adventures, based on the Yorkshire Television series. With the Colonel away from Follyfoot, the home of rest for horses is left in the hands of Dora and Steve. When a young girl with a mysterious past arrives it makes life extra complicated. Everyone is sorry for her, even if she is a bit trying - until the mystery surrounding her suddenly becomes very real and quite terrifyi... View more info

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Stranger at Follyfoot

By: Dickens, Monica

Price: $3.00

Publisher: London, Pan Books: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 23520

ISBN: 033025345X

Condition: Very Good


Nice reprint paperback with color loss at tips of dark background cover, 127 p. text appears unread. From the great granddaughter of Charles Dickens comes another tale in the Follyfoot adventures, based on the Yorkshire Television series. With the Colonel away from Follyfoot, the home of rest for horses is left in the hands of Dora and Steve. When a young girl with a mysterious past arrives it makes life extra complicated. Everyone is sorry for her, even if she is a bit trying - until the mystery surrounding her suddenly becomes very real and quite terrifying. View more info

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The Quicksilver Horse

By: Digby, Anne

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, St. Marin's Press: 1979

Edition: First American Edition

Seller Id: 20553

ISBN: 0312660839

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition hardcover exlib shows lightly rubbed and bumped edges with typical call tag on spine of dj, card pocket and all pages present. 94 pp text has a coffee spill on edge of page block, indentations on edge of page block look like teeth marks. Emma Kenner has watched a sickly little foal turn into the beautiful mare she rides in her father's circus, but disaster strikes, bringing her and frightening possibilities for Emma and Silver. View more info

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The Wishing Bottle

By: Dolan, Sheila

Price: $18.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin Co: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38437

ISBN: 0395284791

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in fine original dj. Not exlib. Light tan cloth covered boards with brown titles and embossed horse in lower corner. Board tips and spine ends sharp. Unclipped dj shows well in new mylar. 81 tight & bright pages with crisp text and no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. Nora never gives up hope for a pony to fill the barn behind her family's house despite the voices of reason that tell her wishing won't make things so. View more info

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Horse Laughs

By: Dolch, Edward W. and Marguerite P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IL, Garrard Publishing Co.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19033

Condition: Very Good


Negligible surface wear, sticker stain on inside cover is not visible on frt cover. Four horse stories adapted from a Dolch Basic Vocabulary Book. 38 p. Yellowed residue from formerly placed sticker on inside cover has lightly conveyed onto the title page. Else unmarked. Includes: Old Red: A story about a cowboy and his trusty cowpony who are happy to have finally caught the big red steer. Prince Hal is a story about famous show jumper Pat Smythe and her mount Prince Hal. Carbine is a story about a race horse and finally, Mother Goose is a tale about a circus horse. View more info

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The Crumb

By: Doty, Jean Slaughter

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Greenwillow Books: 1976

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 43612

ISBN: 0688800351

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine book club edition hardcover in really nice shape, only flaw is a light scratch on rear board. 122 p. text tight and bright text, boards sharp and clean. Weekly Reader Books. A young girl and her pony become involved in the horse show circuit when she gets a job helping out at a nearby stable and riding school. View more info

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Can I Get There By Candleight?

By: Doty, Jean Slaughter

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22659

ISBN: 0027326705

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely 1st edition hardcover exlib with all pages and pocket present. Original, unclipped dust wrapper displays beautifully without a spine call tag. 112 p. Young Gail Simmons and her pony befriend a girl from another century. View more info

Dark Horse

By: Doty, Jean Slaughter

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow and Co.: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R45692

ISBN: 0688017037

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing hardcover in red paper and cream cloth covered boards with red spine title. Tips and spine ends bumped, shelf wear at foot of frt board tip only with board showing, 3 other tips are not rubbed through. There is glue residue on both pastedowns from formerly adhered dj flaps, this is a clean exlib with most of the usual markings, except there is no call tag on the spine of the dj. The 122 pp text is complete, with card pocket and all pages present. The beautiful color illustrated jacket art wraps around the entire book and shows a girl on a gorgeous bay horse ... View more info

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Free and Easy

By: Downey, Fairfax

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons and The Junior Literary Guild: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46564

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in green cloth covered boards with black spine title and black line drawing of a woman riding side-saddle on the frt cover. Exlib with no call tags on original, unclipped dust wrapper in new mylar that shows a woman riding a horse side-saddle on the beach. Rep removed, tape marks on both book pastedowns and dj flaps. School name embossed into title page with little holes. Solid rear dj panel shows one light spot of color loss, nary any wear on spine ends or jacket tips. School stamp on three sides of 188 page block. After Stella rescues the young filly from the sea... View more info

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Half a Team

By: Drury, Maxine

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1960

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46582

Condition: Very Good


First edition (so stated) hardcover in red cloth covered boards with black spine title and line drawing of a horse on frt board. Lower tips and spine ends bumped showing color loss but no rub through. 184 pp text is tight, bright and unmarked. Unclipped original glossy color illustrated dust wrapper has a color drawing of a girl leading a grey horse with another one following in front of a red bard and before a bright yellow background. Small chips at board tips, several short closed tears at head of dj with light color loss along dj folds and a bit grubby on off white background rear panel... View more info

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High Hurdles

By: Duncombe, Frances

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Co: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46327

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing hardcover in salmon/red cloth with white titles and line drawing of a girl standing at a horse' drooped head. Tips and spine ends are sharp, no shelfwear and shows well. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dj in new mylar shows a 1/4" x 1/2" chip at head of back panel., Small chip at dj upper flap fold and a miniscule chip at foot of frt panel. The 249 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Debby faces the future with courage when she & her dad have to move because of his new job, everything seems wonderful until Mr. Scrimgoer comes home with his beautiful granddaughter, Clai... View more info

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Casey and the General

By: Dundon, Priscilla W.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 12893

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback in vg shape. Some light soil, spine crease, 62 pg text is crisp and unmarked. Wonderful story of an overweight girl who finds a unique friend and begins to love herself, care for others, ride horses and loose weight in the process. View more info