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Image for Fair Exchange  Recollections of a Life with Horses

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

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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

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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 his reminiscences astride and afoot in the horse world of the 1920's - 1940's. The autobiography of a man who has spent most o... View more info

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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

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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 First Years after the War/ The Races, from 1946 to 1977/ The Maps/ Appendices: Minstrel Boy : O'dell ; The Lucy Jones-John Dani... View more info

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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

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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. Laker's Luck/ Killed in the Open/ An Unlucky Man/ Days with the Drag/ A Fine Finish/ A Little Spill/ Pulling Together/ Mr. Bugs... View more info

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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

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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 Derby/ Joe Hirsch, Fred Russell, Red Smith, Nelson Fisher, John Carmichael/ The Derbies, No. 1 through No. 49/ The Derby in C... View more info

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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

1956 The Sheshoon, Ballymanny, Gilltown, Ongar and Sallymount Studs: Ireland

By: H.H. Aga Khan, Cyril Hall Mgr Turf Lodge, The Curragh Stud, Co. Kildare

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Aga Khan Publisher, Brindly's Ltd Dublin Printer: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46310

Condition: Very Good


Very nice hardcover in hunter green grosgrain type cloth with British tan diagonal stripe ruled in gilt with gilt titles and 1956 date. No sunning on the cloth anywhere, book was properly stored. This is a very tidy former library book without any call tags (or markings whatsoever, no title) on the backstrip, one bumped corner and other three still sharp and barely brushed (no broken cloth), and bumped spine ends. Has a California Polytechnic State University Library ink stamped on 3 sides of page block and head of slightly age-toned fep along with library sticker placed there. Opposing fr... View more info

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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 throughout the world. Here is the charm of Longchamp: the glory of Arkle, the magic of Royal Ascot; the Epson Derby and Leste... View more info

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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 of Royal Ascot; the Epson Derby and Lester Piggott; Ireland's The Curragh, the gallops on Pisa's huge sand hills; the Moscow ... View more info

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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

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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

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

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 Club, Racing Officials, Newmarket, Racing in the "Provinces", Racing Servants, Breeding, Treatment of Yearlings, Early... View more info

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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' practical experience and told with unusual insight, clarity and feeling. The author, who is acknowledged to be the best writ... View more info

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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

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Steeplechasing New Edition

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1982

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 34629

ISBN: 0851313752

Condition: Fine


First published by Hutchinson in 1951, then reprinted by J. A. Allen & Co. London 1970, this is the New Edition printed in 1982. Book sharp and straight w/lightly age-toned text edges. No names, tears or soil. Unclipped original orange background shows a trace of sunning along upper edge of frt panel, spine ends and head of rear panel but no tears or loss and displays well in new mylar. Foundation volume on the sport illustrated with photos & drawings in black and white by John Skeaping. 256 pp. Very informative book with chapters on the origin & development of steeplechasing, riding good and ... View more info

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Index To Stakes Winners 1865-1967 2 Volume Set owned By Margaret C. Woolums, Jockey Club President

By: Hogan, Clio D.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Solvang, CA, Flag Is Up Farms:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31943

Condition: Near Fine


Two near fine, first edition collectible volumes without marks within. Boards show negligible color loss to still sharp tips of pumpkin colored cloth, brown cloth backstrips with bright gilt titles are not bumped. Edges of page blocks show the words Pedigree Associates in red marker on both volumes and Pedigree Associates address stamp on front pastedown. "Magic Books" written neatly and in small font on head of each front board and barely noticeable on brown backstrips. Presumable, because these volumes held magical information for breeders of today. These are presentation copies ... View more info