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Fair Exchange Recollections of a Life with Horses

By: Finney, Humphrey S.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Company: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37683

ISBN: 0851312144

Condition: Fine


Very nice black hardcover with gilt lettering has some color loss along upper edge. Price clipped dust jacket has a bit of curling along bottom edge remainder shows well. 175 pp text with no writing or tears. 'During his lifetime, Finney has been associated with many of the most celebrated names in racing, and has handled sales of some of the world's greatest racehorses. In this book he recalls, in a lively and lighthearted way, the people and the horses he has known. View more info

Fair Exchange Recollections of a Life with Horses SIGNED

By: Finney, Humphrey S.; Burroughs, Raleigh

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 29175

ISBN: 0851312144

Condition: Very Good +


Author's presentation copy, signed on Fep. Very light edgewear, price clipped dj in new mylar. Tight bright text. "During his lifetime, Finney has been asociated with many of the most celebrated names in racing, and has handled sales of some of the world's greatest racehorses. In this book he recalls, in a lively and lighthearted way, the people and the horses he has known". 175 pages containing text and photographs. View more info

Queer Horses and Queer People

By: Fitch, C. G.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38562

Condition: Very Good


Ex-lib with typical imperfections, pocket pulled but all pages present. Green cloth with tips and spine ends slightly bumped. Cloth at outer hinges/gutters worn but not broken. Gilt title on backstrip worn but legible. 202 pp ext is clean with cracked spine but all pages tight. Uncommon 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 hi... View more info

In Pursuit of The Big Horse

By: Forman, Lee Phillip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: IL, Taylor Road Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34590

ISBN: 0964733927

Condition: Fine


The author recounts his experiences in the world of horse racing and the excitement of owning a race horse. 197 pgs plus several pages of b/w photos in rear. View more info

The History of The Lady Dudley Challenge Cup 1897-1977

By: Foulds, Jervis; Foreword By Ruth Rushton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43967

ISBN: 0851312942

Condition: Fine


Book and text in fine condition with negligible color loss at one lower tip from storage. Glossy red background tips and spine ends sharp. First Edition, First printing. Clearly a gift quality volume, crisp and unmarked. 176 pp. Profusely illust w/b/w photos and line drawings of course diagrams and maps. Chapters include: Foreword/ Abbreviations/ Introduction/ How it all Started/ The Races, from 1897-1914/ Strictly Worcestershire/ The Races, from 1920 to 1039/ The Fi... View more info

How To Make Money Betting - Or, At Least, How Not To Lose Much! SIGNED

By: Francome, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, John Francome Enterprises:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36642

Condition: Fine


1st edition. White background illustrated glossy paperback covers show negligible wear at tips, text is clean. SIGNED by John Francome next to his photo on inside cover. No date or ISBN. Circa 1980's? Filled with b/w line drawings captioned with funny, or dumb, tongue-in-cheek thoughts about the problems and pitfalls of living by the tote board. View more info

McGinty's Racehorse and Other Sporting Stories

By: G.G.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, George Redway: 1899

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45391

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in green cloth with lively color race illustration and red title on cover, color horse head in horseshoe with gilt titles on cocked spine. Very uncommon title that offers many hours of fireside chuckles for the actual or armchair sportsman. 248 pp with 12 full page, original b/w drawings by R.J. Richardson. Chapters include horse racing, foxhunting and more beginning with: McGinty's Racehorse/ A Mare of Sense/ Poppet's Dream/ A Great Fight/ Mr. La... View more info

A Better Bet

By: George, Frank

Price: $28.00

Publisher: England, Privately Printed:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 26395

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition paperback with one light grease spot and outline of now gone price tag on front cover and light surface soil on rear cover. 96 pp text is crisp, clean and unmarked. Undated, circa 1970. The skill and expertise of an English professor of Cybernetics is brought to bear on the complex problems inherent in betting to win, on horses, and three casino games. View more info

Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby First Centennial Compiled Under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1975

By: Gorham, Bob Editor

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Churchill Downs: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34620

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous copy in green linen with colorful pasted cover illustration of centennial trophy cup. Corners still sharp showing negligible color loss from storage, internally as new without names, tears or soil. Loaded with fabulous photos throughout including early advertising art of the day. 247 pp. Foreword/ History of Churchill Downs/ The Press on the Kentucky Derby/ Joe Hirsch, Fred Russell, Red Smith, Nelson Fisher, John Carmichael/ The Derbies, No. 1 through No. 4... View more info

Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby First Centennial Compiled under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1975

By: Gorham, Bob Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Churchill Downs: 1973

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 39558

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp copy in illustrated card covers with center cover illustration of centennial trophy cup, upper tips lightly bumped, light surface soil to white background covers. Dedication plate to the National Sporting Library on fep (although NOT a former library copy, no marks anywhere), else fine without tears or soil. Loaded with fabulous photos throughout including early advertising art of the day. 247 pp. Foreword/ History of Churchill Downs/ The Press on the Kentucky ... View more info

A Gentleman Rider A Tale of the Grand National

By: Gould, Nat

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Modern Publishing Co.:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 22948

Condition: Fair


Corners of red boards bumped and rubbed, 254 pp text browning but not brittle. No date, circa 1900. Attractive vintage sponsor advert on fep for DR. J. Collis Brownes Chlorodyne for remedy of influenza and others. A rare story of The Grand National. View more info

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Care and Training of the Trotter and Pacer

By: Harrison, James C., et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: OH, The United States Trotting Association: 1968

Seller Id: 46233

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in pine green cloth covered boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends. Bright silver titles on spine and frt board. Touch of soil on foot of page block, tidy (and tiny) red ink name/date at head of blank fep, else the 1054 pp text is crisp bright, tight and unmarked. Not exlib. Original, unclipped dust wrapper has color loss at periphery, an irregular shaped closed tear to upper tip of rear dj panel, and a lightly sunned backstrip b... View more info

Horses And Courses A Pictorial History of Racing

By: Hedges, David; Foreword By John Hislop

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31462

ISBN: 0670379530

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in olive cloth with black titles. Former owner's colorful and lengthy gift dedication on fep. Small faint watermark on last blank page. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible wear at tips, displays beautifully. 220 pp of b/w and color photos and illustrations. David Hedges, a racing correspondent well known on every racecourse on the five continents tells of the courses and the famous horses and jockeys who have won famous victories on them ... View more info

Horses and Courses: A Pictorial History of Racing

By: Hedges, David; Mayer, Fred; Foreword By John Hisop

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41601

ISBN: 0436191504

Condition: Very Good


Tips and spine sharp, tidy gift ded/date on upper corner of fep. no tears or soil. Original color Dj has slight surface wear. Brilliant copy is a tad musty. 220 pp of b/w and color photos and illustrations. David Hedges, a racing correspondent well known on every racecourse on the five continents tells of the courses and the famous horses and jockeys who have won famous victories on them throughout the world. Here is the charm of Longchamp: the glory of Arkle, the magic ... View more info

The Thoroughbred Athlete and The Racing Industry An Overview of Thoroughbred Racing in North America

By: Hendershot, Peggy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Thoroughbred Racing Commuications Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25882

Condition: Near Fine


Negligible surface wear to extremities, internally as new. 82 pgs plus appendices. Chapters include: Thoroughbred Racin'g National and International Impact, Racing by the Numbers, Thoroughbred Ownership, Training the Equine Athlete, Ensuring the Safety of Racing, Two-Year-Old Racing, Equine Athletic Injuries, Equine Diseases, Equine Medical Research, Alternate Uses for the Thoroughbred, The Horse Slaughter Industry, Appendices: The Illustrated Thoroughbred. View more info

Point-to-Point A Story of Steeplechasing

By: Herbert, Ivor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Follett Publishing Co.:

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller Id: 45635

Condition: Near Fine


First US printing. Orange hardcover with black title spine and racing horse on frt board. No dj. Not exlib. 160 pp well illustrated with line drawings by Peter Biegel. A fictional story about racing over jumps. View more info

Kentucky Derby The Chance of a Lifetime

By: Hirsch, Joe; Bolus, Jim; Foreword By Eddie Arcaro and Caption Essay By Dave Kindred

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, McGraw-Hill Book Co: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 28210

ISBN: 0070290695

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in green cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. One 1/4 inch closed tear at head of fep, else fine. Unclipped DJ in new mylar shows negligible wear at tips from storage. 288 pp Illustrated with scores of nostalgic and dramatic photographs this book is a fascinating look at the greatest two minutes in sports. Author has covered the Derby for the Daily Racing Form for almost 40 yrs and himself one of racings greatest celebrities. Wonderful coffee tab... View more info

The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing

By: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 33049

Condition: Good


Bumped and rubbed extremities, spine slightly cocked, lovely illust endpps show heavy foxing and tasteful bookplate from the County Club of Brookline, Mass on frt pastedown. Tissue guarded frontis shows foxing, color plate itself only faintly foxed, tissue more so. 419 pp text tight with occasional foxing throughout. A foundation work on the subject, includes: RACING: History of Horse Racing, Horses of Ancient Britain, The Progress of the Sport, History of the Jockey C... View more info

Far From a Gentleman

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31567

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition in green cloth boards w/presentation plate on front end paper, this book was a gift of famous author/sportsman Alexander Mackay-Smith to the National Sporting Library in 1973. No pocket or stamps. Not a circulated copy or traditional exlib. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light wear at extrems, few pieces of clear cello tape at spine ends does not detract. 304 pp. This is a story of the Turf, based on over twenty-five years'... View more info

The Turf

By: Hislop, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33953

Condition: Very Good +


Boards are clean, tips sharp. Front and rear paste downs and endpps are aged toned. Dj priced clipped. Back sunned but title on dj quite legible. 1/'2" closed tear at head of rear panel, DJ now in mylar and displays well. 48 pp. 8 plates in color and 23 illustrations in black & white. The British People in Pictures series View more info