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Image for Mechanics Applied to the Race Horse  With a Study of the Construction and Functions of the Hind Legs. Replies to Criticisms

Mechanics Applied to the Race Horse With a Study of the Construction and Functions of the Hind Legs. Replies to Criticisms

By: Couste, Colonel H.; Translated By E.B. Cassatt

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, 1916

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 25080

Condition: Very Good


Mechanics Applied to the Race Horse (Une Foulee De Galop De course). This is a hippological study of the Horse with a Study of the Construction and Functions of the Hind Legs. Replies to Criticisms. 80 pp. Mustard colored cloth boards with black titles. Light, even surface soil, head of spine cloth rubbed 1/2", internally fine without marks, tears or inscriptions. View more info

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Horse-Racing The Breeding of Thoroughbreds and a Short History of the English Turf

By: Craig, Dennis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1963

Edition: Third Revised Enlarged Edition

Seller Id: 31927

Condition: Fine


Brilliant copy in red hardcover boards with sharp tips and spine ends, light brushes to tips of clean, white background, unclipped dj with b/w reproduction of 'Bay Middleton and Barbelle at the Stud', by J.F. Herring Sr. displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy with original printed receipt from J. A. Allen laid in, dated Oct 11, 1965. 192 pp. Dennis Craig has given a complete, popular guide to horse breeding and racing which can serve both as a general... View more info

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The Guiness Guide to Steeplechasing

By: Cranham, Gerry; Pitman, Richard; Oaksey, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Guiness Superlatives Limited: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41234

ISBN: 0900424745

Condition: Near Fine


A photo illustrated look into the world of steeplechasing. 240 pp hardcover, presumed first edition (no additional printings listed), a near fine copy showing negligible wear at tips in a like, unclipped dj in new mylar is slightly dull, white text is not like new, still nice. Filled with color and b/w. Excellent coffee table volume. 11.50 x 8.25" inches. View more info

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Betting on Myself Adventures of a Horseplayer and Publisher

By: Crist, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45870

ISBN: 097264010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in black/cream paper covered boards showing lightly bumped bottom tips. 228 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust wrapper with matching lightly bumped tips and foot of spine displays well in new mylar. A fast-paced read of a Manhattan newspaper reporter, jazz piano player, Harvard grad who took a whimsical trip to the local greyhound track and his life was never the same. Steven Crist today is chairman and publisher of the Daily Racing... View more info

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Riding Recollections and Turf Stories

By: Custance, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28459

Condition: Fair


Boards bumped at extremities, gilt illustration of galloping jockeys and horses on slightly age-toned ft cover, internally tight and bright w/teal endpapers and gift dedication on half title page. Moderate foxing on outer leaves and tissue guarded frontis. Backstrip of cloth slightly abraded from storage but displays OK on the shelf. Accounts of the authors exploits and reminiscences at the track and in the hunt field. 304 pp. View more info

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Steeplechasing and Hunt Racing in America 1948

By: Daily Racing Form; Wood, Chris Jr. And Cooper, John E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Triangle Publications, Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33033

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in rust leatherette boards with fairly sharp tips and spine ends, no rubbing. Gift dedication on fep, light foxing on rep. 290 pp crisp and unmarked. A reference book on Steeplechasing and Hunt Racing, containing official charts and other comprehensive and authoritative info, including complete statistics for 1948. View more info

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The Racehorse in Training

By: Day, William and Alfred J.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Cassell & Co. Ltd: 1925

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 33620

Condition: Good


Boards tips bumped and lightly rubbed. Backstrip slightly sunned with bumped ends showing color loss but no major rubbing. Rear board watermarked but text is fine, tight and unmarked. 213 pp with 16 b/w full page plates. Foreword by the Rt. Hon. The Earl of Coventry. Original work published 1880. Much sought volume with the following chapters: The Training Stable/ Breakdown, Roaring, Etc./ Condition/ The Training Ground/ Hints on Purchasing/ Purchase of Yearlings/ Tria... View more info

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The Thoroughbred Business Inside the Modern Bloodstock Industry

By: De Moubray, Jocelyn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 26634

ISBN: 0241123798

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly bumped tips of book and unclipped dj. 222 pp text fine. In contrasting the bloodstock business in the United States and in Britain, Ireland and Europe during the boom of the 1970's and 1980's, the author explains who gained most and why, and describes some of the new leaders in the industry, as well as more public figures such as Robert Sangster, Wayne Lukas and Sheikh Mohammad. The author also considers the nature of the horse breeding business, It depends upon... View more info

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It's Stunning Kid!

By: DiFiore, Frank R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Westcliff Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22680

ISBN: 0932896006

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine, original, unclipped dj in new mylar. 1 tiny chip at head of rear dj panel. 154 p. No front endppr, book opens to title page. A novel of intrigue, about horses and the people who breed them, one way or another! Nice fireside fiction for any race fan. View more info

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Silk and Scarlet

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32014

Condition: Fair


3rd edition 1912. Red leather boards with back strip missing, 374 pg text tight with fragile original ribbon marker sewn in. Occasional foxing on outer leaves including title page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing in England. Chapters include: Dick Christian Again/ Olden Times/ Silk/ Jockeys/ Trials/ The Foreign Market/ Scarlet. Illustrated with four engravings. View more info

Image for The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32015

Condition: Fair


Red leather boards with backstrip missing, 372 pg text tight and unmarked with occasional light foxing. Two taped closed tears, one chip from carelessly opened page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing and foxhunting in England. Chapters include: Turf History/ Trainers and Jockeys/ The Betting Ring/ Mr. Kirby and the Foreigners/ Newmarket in the Olden Time/ Sam Chifney/ George IV... View more info

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The Most Glorious Crown - The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Secretariat

By: Drager, Marvin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Winchester Press: 1975

Seller Id: 38993

ISBN: 0876911599

Condition: Near Fine


Slate blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine; negligible rubbing on extremities. Unclipped dj pictorial front and rear panels, 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. chip on lower front edge, 1-1/4 in. closed tear on upper gutter. Shows well in new mylar. 216 pp. of clean & crisp text with the most complete collection of photographs of the Triple Crown champions ever assembled in a single book. Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index. The Most Glorious Crown is th... View more info

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The Race for the Triple Crown Horses, High Stakes & Eternal Hope

By: Drape, Joe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Grove Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45868

ISBN: 0802138853

Condition: Near Fine


First edition paperback in glossy illustrated covers with only a marginal bump to upper tip. 261 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. $14.00 price sticker on rear cover. In crisp elegant prose, New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape captures his subjects and their sport, taking readers behind the scenes and telling the stories that make the sport of kings endlessly fascinating. The Race for the Triple Crown is an absorbing read and s... View more info

Image for Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $127.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45791

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Boards bright and clean, only a trace of soil on foot of boards, tips sharp, spine ends barely bumped. Micro 'ding' on foot of rear board, Internally as new without names, tears or soil. 219 pp. Color photo dj has no damage, displays beautifully in new mylar. NOT ex-library. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and ... View more info

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Stable Girl Working for the Family SIGNED

By: Easton, Patricia Harrison

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 11239

ISBN: 0152783407

Condition: Very Good +


Tight and bright with two bits of clear tape on inner hinges, no split paper, but there nonetheless. Dedicated by author on title page "For the children of Mellon Elementary School, Best wishes, Patricia H. Easton 7/11/91. Landscape format, 48 pp. Portrays a day in the life of Danielle, who works in her family's racing stable and helps in the family business of training racehorses. View more info

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Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age

By: Eisenberg, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33059

ISBN: 0446530700

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover with former owner's embossed imprint on blank end papers. 288 pg text as new. In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white TV sets. Nick-named 'The Grey Ghost,' Native Dancer was a blue-blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama, courtesy of his come-from-behind running style, and impressive credits: He finished first in 21 of his 22 career starts, his only loss by a nose in the 1953 Kentucky Derby, was named Horse... View more info

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Fan's Guide To Harness Racing

By: Emerson, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Greenberg: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31114

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in red cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Glue residue on frt pastedown from removed bookplate. Price clipped dj with lightly sunned spine shows chipping at spine ends and rubbing at tips but displays well with b/w photo image of three racing trotters abreast. 200 pg reference tells what to look for when you bet, differences between trotters and pacers, terms, equipment, performance charts, driver ratings, records, breeding, history, owners, trai... View more info

Image for American Race Horses 1957  An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

American Race Horses 1957 An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

By: Estes, Joe; et al

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45016

Condition: Very Good +


Rust cloth with bumped tips and few light white smudges on foot of frt and rear covers, no marks on back strip, gilt titles bright. 326 pp. Hinges fine, no former owners marks, soil or tears inside. View more info

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Big Bum. The Story of Bret Hanover

By: Evans, Donald P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Arco: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43872

ISBN: 0668027517

Condition: Good


1st edition, 3rd printing hardcover in green cloth with red title spine shows rubbed tips and spine ends. 220 pp. Crossed out name on fep. 1st An account of the harness racing career of driver Frank Ervin and his favorite 1960s champion horse Bret Hanover, known as Big Bum. View more info

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Point-to-Point

By: Farrell, M.J.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart: 1933

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 37695

Condition: Good


Green cloth covered boards are cocked and discolored. 280 pp tight w/some marginal soil on a few early leaves. otherwise pages have no tears and are all present. A wonderful story of Irish hunting and racing by Molly Keane, pseudonym M.J. Farrell who also penned Red Letter Days illust by "Snaffles" under the same name. Period chapter book with the following chapters: Pullinstown/ The Villany of Mr. Fox/ The Chase/ Ladies of Templeshambo/ Prime Rogues/ Stranger/ ... View more info