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Queer Horses and Queer People

By: Fitch, C. G.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41494

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth with tips and spine ends slightly bumped. Front board slightly soiled. Gilt title on backstrip bright. 202 pp text is clean and tight. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction and displays beautifully. Author of "The Handling and General Management of the Thoroughbred Stallion" writes this time on his reminiscences astride and afoot in the horse world of the 1920's - 1940's. The autobiography of a man who has spent most of his life with horses, has traveled widely and has many interesting and amusing stories to tell of horses and humans. The book contains excellen... View more info

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A Pictorial History of Performing Horses

By: Fox, Charles Philip

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Bramhal House: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30962

Condition: Very Good +


VG 1st edition hardcover in VG reproduced dj. Green cloth with black box title on spine, bumped spine ends, tips still sharp but lightly rubbed. Glossy quality stock pages crisp & clean. Hinge at title page a little fragile. Professionally photo reproduced dj lightly sunned along spine edge of frt panel and at head of rear panel, displays well in new mylar. 168 pp loaded with b/w illustrations throughout. Amazing photos of yesteryear showing everything from zebra acts to high-diving horses to trick ponies, rodeo broncs, draft horse teams, Palomino beauties and more. View more info

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A Pictorial History of Performing Horses

By: Fox, Charles Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Bramhal House: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38916

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition hardcover in vg reproduced dj. Green cloth hardcover with black box title on spine, barely bumped spine ends, tips still sharp w/faint color loss only. Glossy quality stock pages tight and clean. Professionally photo reproduced dj lightly sunned along spine edge of frt panel and at head of rear panel, displays well in new mylar. 168 pp loaded with b/w photos throughout. Amazing photos of yesteryear showing everything from zebra acts to high-diving horses to trick ponies, rodeo broncs, draft horse teams, Palomino beauties and much more. Lovely gift quality book. View more info

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The Horse And The War

By: Galtrey, Capt. Sidney

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1918

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 38425

Condition: Good


Good solid 1st edition hardcover, no dj. White and pale blue quarter bound hardcover is soiled, has discoloration, lower front tip is worn with boards showing, it has several crinkled areas and a bit on the flimsy side but is a very readable copy. 131 tight pages with crisp text and no tears but several pages have foxing. This book was intended to be, and, indeed, could be no other than, a fleeting narrative of the vast and wonderful part played by our war-horses without which our Armies of millions would have been immobile and impotent. View more info

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The Concise Book of the Horse

By: Geddes, Candida

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock: 1975

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 16043

ISBN: 0706319737

Condition: Very Good


Very good reprint hard cover in very good original dj. Light shelf wear, dj in new mylar shows color loss at upper tip of rear board, otherwise looks fab, 166 pp text tight, bright, crisp and unmarked. A super visual book for beginners. In 5 parts it discusses: Horses of the World/ Care and Management/ The Horse's Health/ Methods and Techniques of Training/ The World of Sport. Index. View more info

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The World's Finest Horses and Ponies

By: Glyn, Richard

Price: $11.50

Publisher: London, George G Harrap & Co. Ltd: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46157

ISBN: 0245592679

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition near fine hardcover in near fine dj. Light tan linen cloth covered boards slightly sprung with sharp tips and spine ends has a 4" 'run' in the cloth on head of rear gutter. Affects nothing inside or out. Unclipped dj has light curling along upper edge otherwise shows well. 128 pp text is tight and bright with no tears or soil. All horse-lovers will be proud to own this authoritative, beautiful, and indispensable book; for it brings together the aristocrats of the horse world, and is an unparalleled tribute to their nobility, breeding, and style. View more info

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Legends Volume 2 Outstanding Quarter Horse Stallions and Mares

By: Goodhue, Jim; Holmes, Frank; Livingston, Phil, Simmons, Diane C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: CO, Western Horseman Inc: 1998

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller Id: 43365

ISBN: 0911647309

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 7th printing paperback. 190 pp text is crisp and unmarked, Cover has few minor indentations and negligible color loss at tips from storage, and one micro rub of color loss at head of spine. This book profiles more of the horses who have gained fame in the Quarter Horse industry. Some of the featured stallions played key roles in the formation of the breed, before the American Quarter Horse Association was established in 1940. Other horses featured became household names during the early years of the association, and are still appreciated today for their contributions to contemporar... View more info

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Habits & Habitats Wild Horses

By: Gordon, Sally

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, World Distributors, Ltd: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15929

ISBN: 0723508615

Condition: Near Fine


First edition near fine hardcover, no dj. Former owner's name inside cover, corners very lightly bumped, text as new. 61 pp beautifully illustrated in color. View more info

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Voice of the Tennessee Walking Horse. January 1964. Vol 5, No. 1.

By: Green, Ben A.; Editor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: TN, Voice Publishing Co.: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44666

Condition: Good


A monthly publication devoted to the betterment of the breed. 46 pp Light blue card cover magazine with watermarks and soil on covers, text crisp and bright. This is the first annual Stallion Directory and includes cover story (Midnight Beau at Harlinsdale Farm, TN), Bred to Walk/ Professionals on Parade/ Charles Goldswig/ Walking Horses Around World/ Profiles/ Aletha Wiehl/ Stallion Directory (Monthly)/ Horse Business/ Stallion Directory Map/ Dr. Ensminger/ Trade Market/ Betty Bledsoe. View more info

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Hoofbeats. Drawings and Comments. 1938 Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition

By: Halpin, Warren T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: PA, J.B. Lippincott: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 28620

Condition: Good


Signed, limited first edition numbered #164 of 1500 printings. Good 1st edition, no dj. Moderate surface soil on red, blue & white tattersall cloth, corners bumped with lower cover tip rubbed through, head of spine cloth chipped and paste-on paper title label is tatty round the edges. 1939 gift dedication on fep. Book is oversized at 9"x 13" x 1.5" and features title and silhouette image of trotting horse in gold. Introductions by Stewart B.Iglehart, Henry G. Vaughn and William DuPont Jr. 283 pages are tight and clean, includes 65 pencil drawings, none in color. If it had a c... View more info

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Hoofbeats Drawings and Comments. Signed Limited Numbered #117/150 in Full Vellum

By: Halpin, Warren T.; Intro to Polo By Stewart B. Inglehart; Intro to Hunting By Henry G. Vaughan; Intro to Steeplechasing By William Du Pont Jr.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: PA, J.B. Lippincott: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 40026

Condition: Good


Super rare deluxe first edition in full vellum. Numbered, Limited edition #117 of 150 copies. No slipcase or presentation box. Moderate soil and surface wear on smooth oyster colored vellum boards with bright gilt titles and trotting horse silhouette on frt board. Tips bumped and lightly rubbed, Head of spine has a closed tear in vellum. Tips bumped with lower frt tip just broken through. No major fraying. Signed by Halpin in pencil on limitation page as well as a pencil signature on the tissue-guarded frontis of a stunning color painting (head shot) of a bridled bay horse. This wonderful, la... View more info

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The Spanish Riding School of Vienna SIGNED

By: Handler, Hans SIGNED

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Zurich, Verlag Fritz Molden: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 38011

ISBN: 3217004760

Condition: Fine


Stunning white cloth hardcover with gold gilt lettering on spine and imprinted title on front cover has negligible wear. Unclipped dj has a 2" tear near head of spine, a few small chips at head & foot of spine, light color loss at tips and a chip missing on top edge on rear cover otherwise shows beautifully in new mylar. Beautifully illustrated end pages and presented to 'Mr. and Mrs. Brooks McCormick with the best wishes from the Spanish Riding School. Vienna, May 1978' on title page. 256 pages of tight & bright text with stunning photos and art. This sumptuous volume is a gala celebratio... View more info

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I Can Read About Horses

By: Harris, Richard

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NJ, Troll: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12401

Condition: Very Good


1st edition soft cover with negligible wear at tips, text tight and bright. Glossy illustrated paperback cover displays well. 46 pp. This book tells a little about horses: their history, types and uses, care and handling, with a diagram of the parts of a horse at the end of the book. The illustrations, which are on every page, are black and white drawings with some red color. Facts about horses from beginning and up through the ages, including how to ride and take care of horses now. View more info

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Hoof-Beats

By: Hawkins, Homer

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15684

Condition: Good +


Nice hardcover with black titles on soiled and spotted muted orange cloth. 1932 1st edition, 1st printing. All 4 tips and spine ends bumped but not rubbed. There is one 1/4" closed surface tear about mid spine through the cloth and 1st cardboard layer, else straight and square, page block unaffected. Tasteful former owners bookplate on frt pastedown along with her signature and Christmas 1978 at foot of frt end paper. There is no dust jacket and it is not a former library copy. Measures 11 1/4" tall x 8 3/4" wide x 3/4" thick. The 71 pp heavier weight text is tight and br... View more info

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Album of Horses

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1951

Seller Id: 45637

ISBN: 0528820508

Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition hardcover in straight, sharp burgundy cloth boards. Un-clipped professionally reproduced dj has small chips at spine ends, and a scratch of color loss near center of dj front panel, still displays well in new mylar. 113 pp text is tight and bright with one closed taped tear on last page. This majestic collection of horses from Newbery Medalist Marguerite Henry is strikingly illustrated and makes a great gift for horse lovers of all ages. How did the Morgan horse get its name? What are the differences between a Belgian and a Clydesdale? Why are the Bye... View more info

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All About Horses

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1962

Seller Id: MK46679

ISBN: 0394802438

Condition: Near Fine


Straight and square pictoral boards with sharp tips and spine ends showing color loss only, no dj, no tears or soil. Near fine with only minor shelf wear along edges & former owner's name on illustrated front pastedown. A foundation work for any young horseman's library. View more info

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The Rider's Treasury

By: Hinton, Phyllis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1966

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 39958

Condition: Fine


Brilliant reprint hardcover with glossy dj showing a few tiny closed tears. 356 pp. Gift dedication on fep. This book is from the sporting library of William Lay, MD, former MFH of the Oakbrook Hounds IL. Comprehensive volume covers everything for the active rider or the rail side fan of horses. View more info

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Riding Cavalcade

By: Hinton, Phyllis; Foreword By Lady Violet Vernon

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 16058

ISBN: 085131001X

Condition: Very Good +


1st Edition hardcover with lightly sprung frt board. Tips still sharp, foot of spine barely bumped, Dedication on fep, 128 pp text tight and bright. DJ in new mylar has a few indentations but still looks fab. Phyllis Hinton has no so much selected her contributors for the Riding Cavalcade but has rather invited her talented friends to write about the things nearest to their hearts. The contents vary from Escott North's ever facinating memories of the Old West to a beautiful piece, "The Wild White Horses" by the best selling novelist, Joyce Stranger. The two familiar voices of te... View more info

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Horses in the Movies

By: Hintz, H.F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17627

ISBN: 049802119X

Condition: Near Fine


NF 1st edition in very good dust wrapper. Lovely, straight and square black hardcover boards with negligible sunning along top edge, innards fine but a tad musty (you *really* have to stick your nose into it). 146 pp. Pictorial dj in new mylar has a few tiny closed tears at upper edge and a bit of age toning around the extremities. Great photo of John Wayne at top. Displays beautifully. The colorful history of equines on film from the classic westerns to the Disney movies such as The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit, Tonka and The Littlest Outlaw. Also includes other equine stars such as Franci... View more info

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Our American Horse

By: Hogner, Dorothy Childs

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Thomas Nelson & Sons Ltd.: 1944

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32767

ISBN: 1258808390

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright 1st edition in blue cloth boards with bright gilt illustration and titles on frt board. Tips lightly bumped but not rubbed. NOT exlib. Bit of color loss at tips. Tasteful engraving on former owner's bookplate on fep. 114 pg well illustrated text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped professionally reproduced dj in new mylar somewhat tatty along top edge w/small closed tears and few small chips, still displays well. This is the story of the American Horse. Beginning with the Mustang, the narrative progresses to our own day (1944) and the part the horse is playing in the American war ef... View more info