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The Horse in Sport

By: Steinkraus, William C.; Stoneridge, M.A.; Foreword By H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28208

ISBN: 1556700148

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in a fine dj in new mylar. A gorgeous and hefty book showing very light storage wear. Magnificent color photography, and detailed text. 272 pp. Through narrative, interview, and anecdote, Steinkraus explains the development of major equestrian events, and introduce us to the greatest events, venues here and abroad. Nine sports are covered in depth, and several others briefly. View more info

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Horses and Americans

By: Stong, Phil

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Garden City Publishing Co. Inc.: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 6008

Condition: Very Good


Nice sharp square 2nd printing hard cover in lightly bumped rust cloth, gilt lettered boards. The 333 pg text is tight and bright w/former owners' name, pen colored in horses' mane on illust end paper and cello tape mark on fep, not a former library copy. Includes: Ninety Horses with Coats of Mail/ Cavalier, Deacon and Farmer/ Thirteen Colonies/ Eighteenth-Century Travel and Transport/ Patriots/ East and West/ Wheels/ The Begats/ The Shout of the Multitude/ Cowboys/ The Way West/ Note on Two Wars/ Long Hauls/ Part 2: Society/ Improving the Breed/ Modern Cavalry/ Working Stock/ Forecast/ Bibl... View more info

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Horses and Americans

By: Stong, Phil

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Frederick A. Stokes Co: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29162

Condition: Good


Beige cloth covered hard cover book with untrimmed, heavy stock leaves. Chocolate decorative gilt plate affixed to frt board as published. Corners still sharp, spine ends lightly bumped, negligible watermark to rear board cloth. Internally some foxing on endpps, occasional watermark to foot of page block or an edge of a plate. The 333 pg text is tight and bright w/gift presentation on half title page. Not a former library copy. No dj. Includes: Ninety Horses with Coats of Mail/ Cavalier, Deacon and Farmer/ Thirteen Colonies/ Eighteenth-Century Travel and Transport/ Patriots/ East and West/... View more info

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Horses and Americans

By: Stong, Phil

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Garden City Publishing Co. Inc.: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: MK46655

Condition: Good


Reprint hardcover in rust cloth covered boards with author's signature imprinted by publisher onto frt board cloth. Black title box on backstrip. Cloth soiled and marked but the 333 pg text is tight and bright without names, tears or soil. Includes: Ninety Horses with Coats of Mail/ Cavalier, Deacon and Farmer/ Thirteen Colonies/ Eighteenth-Century Travel and Transport/ Patriots/ East and West/ Wheels/ The Begats/ The Shout of the Multitude/ Cowboys/ The Way West/ Note on Two Wars/ Long Hauls/ Part 2: Society/ Improving the Breed/ Modern Cavalry/ Working Stock/ Forecast/ Bibliography/ Index... View more info

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The Arabian Horse The Breed in Britain

By: Summerhays, Reginald S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NJ, A.S. Barnes: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44742

Condition: Very Good


First US edition in brown cloth covered boards with sharp tips and bumped head of spine. Faint soil on fep, no names, tears or soil. 103 pp. well illustrated with b/w photos. Unclipped original dj in new mylar shows light soil on frt panel, one short closed tear at head of rear panel and a small chip at head of spine and upper tip fore edge w/out loss to spine title. An essential reference for any Arabian horse lovers library. Chapters include: A Glimpse Into The Past/ Progress/ The Annual Show/ Some Unusual Publicity/ The True Arabian/ The Arab for Sale/ The Question of Breed Improvemen... View more info

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Wild One The Inside Story of Horses and Ponies

By: Sutton, Harry T

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Batsford Heritage Books: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15922

ISBN: 0713421185

Condition: Very Good


A National Trust Series Book. 1st Edition paperback with light corner wear and soil on white background covers, both which show indentations from someone using this as a 'desk', ie: former writing but a paper was placed between the book and pen. 48 pg text as new. Divided into 3 sections: A fiction story, "Little Lamb" - The Inside Story - Where to see Horses and Ponies. Mary Jones is given a three-year-old Welsh mountain pony for Christmas-cum-birthday. She calls him Little Devil because he is so wild. After several weeks of careful training she makes friends with Little Devil a... View more info

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The Horseman's Bedside Book

By: Talbot-Ponsonby, J.A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28758

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine first edition hard cover in very good dust wrapper in new mylar showing light sunning along backstrip, bit of rubbing at tips. 224 pp text clean w/name on fep. Britain's leading riding instructor has edited this compilation of 16 light-hearted essays which have been contributed by a team outstanding equestrian writers. Their most readable, yet frequently helpful articles are backed up by a brilliant collection of photographic illustrations. Contents Include: From Point-to-Point by Michael Williams/ Riding For the Million by Lieut.-Colonel C.E.G. Hope/ The Romance of Show Jumpin... View more info

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The American Thoroughbred American Sportsman's Library

By: Trevathan, Charles E.; Edited By Caspar Whitney

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31428

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition in pictorial green cloth boards, no dj. Spine ends rubbed, tips show color loss but remain fairly sharp, small color fade mark at foot of backstrip. Internally crisp and tight with tidy signature of former owner on frt pastedown. 495 pp. Includes: Whence the American Thoroughbred/ The First Race Meetings/ Early Owners Were Gentlemen/ Old Dominion was Turf Mother/ Maryland's Horses and Horsemen/ First Thoroughbreds of the North/ Eclipse and Henry/ What a Thoroughbred Mare May Do/ Thoroughbreds of the West/ Wagner vs. Gray Eagle/ Kentucky's Greatness of Blood/ Boston th... View more info

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From Dawn To Eclipse The Story Of The Horse

By: Trew, Cecil G.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44778

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with sharp tips and lightly bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. Not ex-lib, no names or tears. 142 pp. VG+ professionally reproduced dj in new mylar that shows faint age spotting on yellow portion of dj background. A simply told, profusely illustrated history of the evolution of the horse from the little Eohippus or Dawn Horse - a creature about the size of a fox terrier - to the magnificent animal we know today. View more info

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Riding Annual 1979

By: Unknown Author

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, IPC Magazines Ltd: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 16023

ISBN: 0850374170

Condition: Very Good


Very good 1st edition hard cover with lightly bumped extremities, 78 pg text tight and bright, ghosting on fep from erased pencil price, one indented line running vertically down rear board. else fine. View more info

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All In Colour Picture Books Horses and Ponies

By: Unknown Author

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Purnell: 1979

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 19701

ISBN: 036104545X

Condition: Good


Sewn in 26 page block shaken but no leaves missing, board tips rubbed, bit of sticker rems in upper cover corner. Frt board bowed, reading copy, not pretty but all there. One in an unnamed 4 book series by Purnell. Simple text and full color photos of horses doing various jobs, talk of breed types, all easy to understand for little kids. View more info

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Such Is The Real Nature Of Horses

By: Vavra, Robert

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Company, Inc: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38013

ISBN: 0688035043

Condition: Very Good


Nice olive green 1st edition hardcover with gilt lettering has title embossed on front cover with micro white spot on lower front board near tip otherwise shows like new. Price clipped dj has light curling along edges and some color loss at head & foot of spine, displays well in new mylar. Owner name & date are on FEP and front paste down & FEP have 3 small stains otherwise the 238 pages are tight & bright with no tears or writing. This photographic study of the instinctive, private, and societal life of horses in the wild examines the herd, flight, courtship, mating, birth, threat, display... View more info

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Horses of the Sun A Gallery of the World's Most Exquisite Equines

By: Vavra, Robert; Foreword by William Shatner

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Company, Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46158

ISBN: 0688138640

Condition: Fine


Gift quality, unmarked 6th printing of the first edition hardcover in black paper covered boards with gilt illustration and titles, sharp tips and spine ends. Unclipped glossy pictorial dj in new mylar has no color loss or rubbing, mylar cover is a tad dull from books being stacked on top, no tears or chips. No names tears or soil in the 256 pg text. Lovely illustrated endpapers . Enormous hefty tome will require extra post for priority or international destinations. The long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller Equus. Using the most opulent and exotic of backgrounds, Vavra's equ... View more info

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The History and Romance of the Horse

By: Vernon, Arthur

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Halcyon House: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 40789

Condition: Near Fine


Very good reprint hardcover in mustard yellow cloth boards with illustration in a circle of a horsehead on frt panel, no dj. Spine w/brown framed title slightly sunned, Tips and spine ends barely brushed, not frayed. Thick volume of 525 pp. Former owners name stamp on age toned frt paste down. Well illustrated in b/w. Comprehensive history of the horse from the dawn of man to today (c1939). Very attractive, gift quality volume. An amazing chronological history of the horse including descriptions of famous horses in history. View more info

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Horses and Ponies Magpie Pocket Book

By: Voss, Pauline; Baker, Carol

Price: $4.00

Publisher: England, Lutterworth Press: 1975

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 10616

ISBN: 0718816641

Condition: Very Good


Tiny bit of abrasion has worn the O in author's last name on cover, light color loss at tips, colorful 44 pp text crisp and clean. Book measures 4 x 5.75 inches. 44 pp. First published in 1969, this is the third printing of 1975. Based on the Thames Television Series. An informative little book that touches on the Evolution of the Horse, Points of the Horse, Horse Breeds including focus on the British Native Breeds, Care, Tack, etc. View more info

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Long Live The Horse An Anthology

By: Walker, Stella A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Limited: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33053

Condition: Very Good


Very good red hardcover with gilt title on backstrip. Tips and spine ends sharp. Bookplate from Nat'l Sporting Library on frt pastedn. 156 pp text as new. No dj. Illust w/photos and drawings. A charming collection of poems, quotations, short letters and musings about the horse, it's history, it's lore and our love for him. View more info

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Washington International Horse Show Program October 24-31, 1999

By: Washington International Horse Show Committee

Price: $15.00

Publisher: MD, HBP, Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44109

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine huge paperback catalog of 288 pp. Magnificent collectible copy with negligible wear at tips from storage. Lovely original color cover art by Jane W. Gaston. View more info

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Great Horsemen of the World Racing, Dressage, Show Jumping Three-Day Eventing

By: Wathen, Guy

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VT, Trafalgar Square: 1991

Edition: First American Edition

Seller Id: 26877

ISBN: 0943955343

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st US edition hardcover in near fine dust jacket. 272 pp. A book to inspire all who enjoy watching the great horsemen and women in action. Detailed profiles of the gifted riders in all the major equestrian sports. The secrets of their success examined plus their views on the future. Illustrated with superb action photographs throughout. View more info

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The Stud Book of the Welsh Pony Vol. LVI 1973

By: Welsh Pony Society

Price: $48.00

Publisher: UK, The Cambrian News: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15666

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover, no dj. Not exlib. Dark forest green cloth with faded gilt titles, extremities bumped, spotting on boards, 876 pg text fine. Includes 8 b/w illustrations. Contents are: Errata, Officials, Council, Committees, Premium Stallions, Balance Sheet and Accounts, Memorandum, Rules for Registration and Entry, Description of Welsh Mountain and Welsh Ponies, Description of Welsh Cob and Welsh Pony (Cob Type), Prefixes, Record of Stallions, Record of Mares, Record of Foundation Stock, Record of Geldings, Welsh Part Bred Register, Overseas Transfers, List of Members. Includes: S... View more info

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Living with Horsepower Life Lessons Learned from the Horse

By: Witter, Rebekah, Ferran

Price: $10.00

Publisher: VT, Trafalgar Square: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29249

ISBN: 1570761213

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in fine dust jacket. 268 pp. Chapters include: The Enchantment, Excitement and Empowerment of Horses / Horse Fever: Getting Hooked / Horse Crazy: A Reality Check / Horse Nature ' Understanding Horse vs. Human Nature / Communication to Communion: From Aids to Telepathy / Detective Work: Awareness and Deductive Reasoning / The School of Soft Hands and Hard Knocks; The Learning Process / Riding High / Self Confidence and Self Image / Paybacks: Concern and Compassion / Saying Goodby: Empathy, Letting Go, Death. View more info