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Image for The Hunter - 'Chaser: An Authoritative Guide to Breeding, Making and Training

The Hunter - 'Chaser: An Authoritative Guide to Breeding, Making and Training

By: Brush, Peter, Lieut. Colonel

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 33845

Condition: Very Good +


Front board has small bit of bleached cloth near lower fore edge. Foxing on title page, age toning on end pps. No names, tears or soil. Professionally reproduced color photo illust DJ shows wear and loss at extremities but displays well in new mylar. 192 pp. A well-written and authoritative book on breeding, making and training of the hunter-'chaser. The sound instruction and information given in this book make it a particularly valuable one for the amateur owner and wo... View more info

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The Kentucky Derby Story

By: Buchanan, Lamont

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 33045

Condition: Good +


1st edition in green 'tweedy' paper boards with black cloth back strip. Bright gilt titles on frt board, spine titles dull. Board edges worn w/color loss and rubbed tips. Inner hinge paper cracked w/webbing showing, frt board wobbly, binding tight and going nowhere. Illustrated endpps. 159 pp text wobbly but with no loose pages. Profusely illustrated history of this most famous of horse races. View more info

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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45037

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bri... View more info

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American Race Horses 1963 with Additional Material Laid In

By: Burroughs, Raleigh S., Review of Performances; Stone, Charles H., Editor

Price: $38.00

Publisher: New York, The Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association, Inc.: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 33050

Condition: Good


First edition rust cloth hardcover reading copy with 1/2 inch split at head of front board gutter, rubbed and glued cloth at head of back strip, cloth at foot of rear gutter split 3". Finger soiled end papers. Tips rubbed with boards showing. Former owner's name on fep. Serviceable reading copy, not pretty but all there. 124 pp profusely illustrated with b/w photos. Laid in are three news clippings featuring Hirch Jacobs, his favorite owner and a few of their wins... View more info

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Paul Mellon Visionary of the Turf SIGNED

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Booksurge LLC: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27005

ISBN: 141961570X

Condition: Fine


Signed by author "Your very best, Francis" on fep. 122 pp. Tight bright paperback with color photo of Paul Mellon and two horses on cover. Includes: National and International Recognitions/ Wealth of Life/ Life at Rokeby Farm/ Equestrian Days/ Loyalty to Trainers/ Point-to-Point and Steeplechase Racing/ Steeplechase Horses, Racing Records and Earnings/ Steeplechases Horses, Ranking/ Flat Track Horses, Racing Records and Earnings/ Flat Track Horses, Black Type Rec... View more info

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Famous Horsewomen of Virginia Their Stories with Horse Racing

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $20.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Published: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34711

ISBN: 0977315355

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous landscape format blue hardcover with gilt titles are straight and sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 165 pp text. Unclipped photo illustrated dj in new mylar." "Francis Marion Bush has provided a priceless service with "Famous Horsewomen of Virginia" offering a glimpse into the lives of some of racings' most revered names. He shares the stories of 23 eminent horsewomen, including Isabel Dodge Sloane, Penny Chenery, and Laura Hillenbrand. The... View more info

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The Legacy SIGNED

By: Carew, D.A.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: VA, Washington House: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27083

ISBN: 1931633967

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely, crisp paperback with negligible edge wear at very tips from storage. Signed by author on fep: A personal wish for your reading enjoyment from the author - Dorothy A. Carew. 152 pp. From the back cover: "Come for a stroll through the rolling countryside in and around the village of Hamilton, Virginia. Wrap yourself in the downy comfort of the patchwork quilt, stitched with the fabric of the hopes and dreams of the Ford family and those their lives embrace. ... View more info

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The Adventures of Churchill Charlie Charlie Learns He's Special

By: Cassity, Kelley

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Churchill Downs Inc./ Moonlight Press: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43602

ISBN: 0970963904

Condition: Very Good


Small rub at foot of spine, else as new. Everybody's favorite horse, Churchill Charlie is off and running with the debut of his new book, "The Adventures of Churchill Charlie". Complete with 22 pages of beautiful, full-color illustrations, this touching story of Charlie's quest to become a racehorse is the first official children's storybook produced by Churchill Downs - home of the Kentucky Derby. View more info

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Racing England

By: Chalmers, Patrick R.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1939

Edition: First U.S Edition.

Seller Id: 38391

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition in mauve cloth boards with blind-stamped title has minimal wear with light fading along the spine and tips. Professionally reproduced dj is unclipped and displays well in new mylar. 146 pages are tight with foxing on edge of page block. A lively account of the development of racing in England including excellent stories about nearly every great figure in the sport, from Admiral Rous and Fred Archer to Steve Donoghue and Gordon Richards. View more info

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The Kentucky Derby The First 100 Years SIGNED

By: Chew, Peter

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MA, Houghton Mifflin: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 25189

ISBN: 0395184827

Condition: Fine


1st edition author's presentation copy signed on half title page: To Tyson Gilpin with best wishes! Peter Chew. Stated First Printing. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4. Illustrated with scores of nostalgic and dramatic photographs this book is a fascinating commemorative volume of one hundred years of Kentucky Derby History. 303 pp. Brown cloth hardcover with embossed galloping thoroughbred on frt cover. Photo illustrated, unclipped dust jacket shows very light rubbing to head of spi... View more info

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Ruffian: Queen of the Filllies

By: Claflin, Edward

Price: $16.00

Publisher: CN, Scrambling Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33168

Condition: Good +


Photo illustrated 2st edition paperback covers show surface wear and some light color loss, one chip at spine filled in by former owner w/brown marker, not an eyesore but not a perfect match. Previous owner's name on fep. 104 pp. The story of a magnificent thoroughbred, the greatest filly of all time, and the match race that led to her tragic death. View more info

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American Steeplechasing 2003

By: Clancy, Joe Jr.; Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34616

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new 1st edition burgundy leatherette book w/bright gilt titles. DJ has one 1/2 tidy closed tear at head of frt panel, bit of color loss at head of spine, displays beautifully in new mylar. Internally fine without names, tears or soil. 260 pp plus index of horses and riders in rear. View more info

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American Steeplechasing 2004

By: Clancy, Joe Jr.; Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34618

Condition: Fine


Crisp, as new 1st edition burgundy leatherette book w/bright gilt titles. DJ has one 1/4" tidy closed tear at head of frt panel, displays beautifully in new mylar. Internally fine without names, tears or soil. 270 pgs plus index of horses and riders in rear. View more info

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American Steeplechasing 2007

By: Clancy, Joe Jr.; Gallo, William Jr., Editors

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44127

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp, 1st edition burgundy leatherette book w/bright gilt titles and very light wear at still sharp tips. Internally fine without names or tears, only one light finger smudge on last blank endpp. 407 pp includes index of horses and riders in rear. View more info

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Race Horse Training

By: Collins, Robert W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood Horse: 1958

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 34847

Condition: Fine


Fine navy pebbled boards with bright gilt spine title. This is the reprint of the work published in 1938. 312 pp + 5 pages of illustrations not included in the original edition. More than suitable for gift giving. View more info

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Betting Horses To Win

By: Conklin, Les

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Bell Publishing Co.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25886

Condition: Fine


Green boards lightly bumped at spine ends, faint foxing on endpprs, gold former owners 'mark of approval' sticker on front end paper, remainder appears unread. 183 pp plus list of major US tracks and list of general rules for all horses in rear. Action racing photo DJ in new mylar shows light surface wear and two small chips on cover, two closed tears and bits of loss on rear cover, displays very well nonetheless. What the race-goer wants is a simple, successfully test... View more info

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A History Of The English Turf Vol I, Division II

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40716

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. 1. Division II (2) pp 125 - 224pp + xxvii (index to illus and preface. Fep and frontis loose and laid in. Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, still a presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

Image for A History Of The English Turf Vol II, Division I

A History Of The English Turf Vol II, Division I

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40717

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. II Division I (4) + pp225 - 348pp Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, a very presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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Eclipse & O'Kelly

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton & Co. Inc.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG43103

Condition: Very Good


First US edition hardcover in red cloth boards with pair of bright gilt horse head medallions and blk titles on frt board, back strip dull but gilt title legible. Wear and rubbing at extremities but a good solid volume now protected in heavy mylar cover. Hinge papers fine, one packet which includes two pp of text and two glossy plates loose and laid in. 313 pp with light foxing throughout. First US edition, displays well on the shelf. Title continues: Being a complete ... View more info

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Steeplechasing In America Twenty-First Edition 1968

By: Cooper, John E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Triangle Pubs, Inc: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40034

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition hardcover with lightly bumped tips on blue cloth covered boards with pink cloth lightly sunned backstrip. No names, tears or soil. 127 pp. View more info