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Speed and the Thoroughbred The Complete History Patrons' Edition

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Derrydale: 2000

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Patrons' Edition

Seller Id: 31573

ISBN: 1586670409

Condition: Very Good


Lovely copy with negligible light spot on head of spine. Front board slightly sprung, tips sharp, internally as new. One of only 62 copies of the The "Patron's Edition" with a tipped-in vellum sheet presenting this volume to Mr & Mrs. Charles C. Abeles. Not signed by Alex but probably written by him. 193 pp, Illustrated with paintings, prints and photographs of the breeders, stallions and mares who shaped the thoroughbred lines from the 1500's to the twentieth century. Foreword by John T. von Stade. Publisher's letter to the patron laid-in: "the Patron's Edition was offered onl... View more info

Image for The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED  America's First Breed of Horses,  America's Native Breed of Running Horses,  The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees,  Prive Source of Short Speed

The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED America's First Breed of Horses, America's Native Breed of Running Horses, The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees, Prive Source of Short Speed

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander; Foreword by Robert Moorman Denhardt

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Middleburg, VA, Helen Klegberg Groves: 1983

Edition: 1st Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45820

Condition: Fine


First limited edition signed by A. M-S. on Limitation page, Un-numbered volume limited to 1500 copies. Splendid offering in red pebbled leather with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends. No other markings inside, no names, tears or soil. 328 pp text is profusely illustrated with reproduction plates, line drawings, engravings and charts. Dedicated to Robert J. Kleberg and to his wife, Helen Klegberg Groves, and Helen's name is on the copyright page, privately published by her and printed at Whittet & Shepperson, Rochmond, VA. Unclipped dust jacket, illustrated by Sam Savitt, shows... View more info

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Horse and Hound Hunter Chasers and Point-to-Pointers 1982

By: Mackenzie, Iain; Phillips, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, IPS Magazines Ltd.: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 11661

ISBN: 0850377528

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in blue boards w/gilt title spine look fab. Light surface rubs to dj, no tears, now in new mylar & displays well. 560 pp, 32 pp b/w plates, index. Form book covering 3264 horses which competed in Hunter races in 1981, handicap marks for 1800 horses that had form in 1981 & full results of the 1981 P2P & Hunter Chase season. View more info

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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12595

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition olive green quarter bound cloth over green boards with lightly bumped ends, corners still sharp. 145 pp text tight and bright w/former owner's name on half title pg and mapped end pps. DJ in new mylar is a professionally reproduced copy, price clipped and shows loss at foot of spine but still looks VG. A poem of a steeplechase, the horse is the hero. View more info

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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38786

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with gilt lettering is faded along spine otherwise shows well. Unclipped dj is professionally reproduced shows rubbing and loss at extremities, now in new mylar. 116 pp lightly foxed and slightly age-toned but have no tears or writing. One of John Masefield's most popular narrative poems. The rhyming story of a fabulous steeplechase horse. View more info

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The Triple Crown

By: May, Julian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MN, Creative Education Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22957

ISBN: 0871915278

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover. Part of the sports classics series for children by Creative Education. Clean and bright ex-library copy with fep removed, pocket pulled, corners bumped with color loss but no boards worn through. 48 pg book on Thoroughbred racing discusses the nine horses that have won in a single year all three races comprising the Triple Crown Championship. The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. View more info

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Through The Pages Racing Daily Form America's Turf Athority 1894-1994 100th Anniversary SIGNED

By: McEvoy, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44251

Condition: Near Fine


Fine condition 1st edition white background illustrated paperback covers. SIGNED by John McEvoy on title page: Best Wishes, John McEvoy". Light wear at tips, 101 heavy stock leaves crisp and unmarked. Foreword by McEvoy followed with single page stories with full page b/w illustrations at opposing page. Suitable for gift giving to any racing fan made even more desirable w/McEvoy's signature. View more info

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The Seabiscuit Story From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine

By: McEvoy, John Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Books/ Blood Horse: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28512

ISBN: 158150098X

Condition: As New


200 pgs. The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine. Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as reported in the pages of "The Blood-Horse magazine, The Seabiscuit Story tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse racing phenomenon. Chapters: Introduction/ 1935-1936: Out of Obscurity/ 1937: Stardom/ 1938: A Match for the Ages/ 1939-1940: A Glorious Farewell/ 1941-Beyond: The Legend Lives/ Past Performances/ Race Charts/ Photo Credits/ About the Editor. View more info

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Show Me A Land

By: McMeekin, Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, D. Appleton-Century Co, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39562

Condition: Good


Tight copy in green cloth boards. Sunned, soiled and watermark on cover, 441 pp text lightly soiled on edge of page block but clean within. Gilt title on frt board dull but legible, spine discolored and sunned. Title Continues: Show me a land where men wants none o'horses an' I'll show ye a land where there ain't no men." Solid reading copy, nice fireside company for the horse racing enthusiast. An authentic account of rural life in Virginia and Kentucky circa 1800s, infusing the story with historical detail including the first running of the Kentucky Derby. View more info

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The Racing Commissioners' Manual A Reference Guide on the Administration of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Miller, William S., Executive Editor

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KY, The National Asspciaton of State Racing Commissioners: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33057

Condition: Fine


1st edition black three ring black binder as published. Rare dj in new mylar shows negligible color loss at tips, spine is sunned (and legible), there are no chips. 401 pp. "Here is a bountiful harvest of useful and reliable information written in a lucid, straight-forward style, by men of acknowledged talent and achievement. View more info

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Hedges and Hurdles A Social & Economic History of National Hunt Racing

By: Munting, Roger

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28851

ISBN: 0851314244

Condition: Fine


Stunning copy, as new save for former owner's embossed seal on fep, light age-toning to some page edges but text is not brittle. DJ in mylar displays beautifully with view of Aylesbury Steeplechases reproduced from an engraving of the painting by F.C. Turner 1836. 172 pgs. Uncommon UK steeplechase history with chapters: Origins (to 1866)/ Organisation (1866-1814)/ The First World War and Beyond (1914-1939)/ Business and Betting (1939-1968)/ Structure and Control (1968-1985)/ Horses and Trainers/ Jockeys/ Conclusion. Notes, Bibliography, Index. View more info

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The History and Origins of the Virginia Gold Cup SLIPCASED

By: Myzk, William; Edited By Raymond Woolfe

Price: $85.00

Publisher: VA, Piedmont Press: 1988

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 22363

ISBN: 0929129008

Condition: As New


New old stock. Limited to 700 volumes, this is an un-numbered copy. A hefty impressive tome, additional postage required. As new navy hardboard case with marbled framework and leather front panel with bright gilt steeplechaser and VA Gold Cup Emblem. Book has same emblem on front board, plus four raised bands on backstrip with bright gilt titles. All edges of page block gilt, gilt inner board tips, marbled end papers, ribbon marker. 314 glossy pp. Exhaustive photo history of this famous steeplechase from 1922 through 1987. Profusely illustrated with plates by Cassidy, b/w photographs, sm... View more info

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The History and Origins of the Virginia Gold Cup

By: Myzk, William; Edited By Raymond Woolfe

Price: $28.00

Publisher: VA., Piedmont Press: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller Id: 27617

ISBN: 0929129008

Condition: As New


New old stock. Limited to 1300 volumes, this is an un-numbered copy. A hefty impressive tome, additional postage required. As new pictorial dj in new mylar sleeve. Linen cloth boards 314 glossy pp. Exhaustive photo history of this famous steeplechase from 1922 through 1987. Profusely illustrated with plates by Cassidy, b/w photographs, smaller marginal drawings throughout. Chapters include: Portrait of the Gold Cup Winner/ Maps of the Virginia Gold Cup Courses, Chapter I: The Birth and Legacy in Steeplechasing; Chapter II: The Early Years 1922-1929/ Chapter III: Through the Great Depressio... View more info

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Rules of Racing

By: National Steeplechase and Hunt Association

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, National Steeplechase and Hunt Association: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33905

Condition: Very Good


Six ring green pebbled fabric limp cover binder shows slight wear from storage. Pages lightly rippled from past moisture exposure. Faint musty odor. 103 pp. Also contains a stapled copy of the Principal Rules and Requirements of the American Stud Book, The Jockey Club, 1975 tucked into a sleeve on inside cover. Undated c 1960? View more info

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Derby Day and Other Adventures

By: Newton, A. Edward

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46745

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality first edition hardcover in homespun navy/cream plaid cloth covered boards showing sharp tips and spine ends. Pasted on paper label on frt board is complete, darkened backstrip and its darkened label does have a chip on its paper title label. 21 assorted tales assembled around sport and travel. Well illustrated with 24 b/w photos and line drawings with a color frontis piece. Titles include: The Derby, Ascot, )ff to the Grand National A Book-Collector's Goes to the Dogs, Adventures in London: Morning, Adventures in London: Noon and Night, Adventures in Gough Square, F... View more info

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Grand National

By: O'leary Con

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Salisbury Square: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22951

Condition: Very Good +


198 pgs, green cloth displays well, boards bumped but not rubbed, well illustrated factual book on this most famous of all steeplechases. Small ink name on inside cover, else tight and bright. View more info

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Grand National

By: O'Leary Con

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Salisbury Square: 1947

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 22952

Condition: Very Good +


198 pgs, green cloth displays well, boards bumped but not rubbed, well illustrated factual book on this most famous of all steeplechases. Some foxing on endpps. else tight and bright. Second edition revised to include the races through 1946 View more info

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Between The Flags The Recollections of a Gentleman Rider

By: Page, H. S.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1929

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 47012

Condition: Good


First limited edition hardcover in original full red cloth covered boards with gilt titles and vignette of horse and jockey on front cover. Limited edition, one of 850 copies. Backstrip cloth only slightly darkened from handling, gilt titles remain bright. Spine ends and tips lightly rubbed, 1/2" hole in the cloth on frt gutter, 1" split in cloth at head of frt gutter, Good solid working copy that is very good inside but has former owner's ink name at head of fep which has a small hole in it near the spine edge. Front hinge cracked, All text pages tight, clean and holding fine. ... View more info

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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46471

Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition hardcover in orange & brown cloth covered boards with brown title has rubbing at fairly sharp tips, slight 'ding' on frt board fore-edge. Spine ends rubbed, broken through the cloth, sounds worse than it looks. Tidy former name on fep. Hinges fine. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dj has chips at spine ends, tips and gutters, but still displays well in new mylar. 270 pp text is crisp, bright and unmarked. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known r... View more info

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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red: Editor

Price: $68.00

Publisher: KY, Henry Clay Press: 1973

Seller Id: 47045

ISBN: 0876420110

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality 2nd printing of the first edition, a bright hardcover in red cloth with cream cloth backstrip has a touch of color loss to the still sharp tips . 270 pages are tight, bright and crisp without tears, soil or writing. Original dj is unclipped and without chips, only a feint 2//16th x1/4" soil mark 2" down near gutter or rear dj panel. No other marks or soil. Line illustrations by Willard Mullin. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known racing writer, and in the opinion ... View more info