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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 - Signed Numbered Slipcased 1st Edition

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

Price: $250.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Artist & Editor

Seller Id: 46240

Condition: Near Fine


Collector quality, limited, numbered, double signed 1st edition, 1st printing leather-bound, slipcased volume of racing history. Limited to 1000 copies, of which 999 are for sale, this is #524 and is signed by both editor Red Smith as well as artist Willard Mullin on limitation page. They have not dedicated the book to anyone in particular, just their first/last names. Soft, brown, full leather binding smells and feels heavenly and has bright gilt spine title. Book shows NO wear. Board tips and spine ends are sharp, edge of page block clean, top edge gilt. Solid rust colored endpapers, ... View more info

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Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1981 - 1984

By: Pickering, Martin and Ross, Michael

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33041

ISBN: 0851314139

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in bright red boards w/gilt titles. 194 pg text crisp and unmarked. Collectible and presentable for any horseman's library. View more info

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Pedigrees of Leading Winners 1960 - 1980

By: Pickering, Martin and Ross, Michael

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Co. Ltd.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33042

ISBN: 0851313728

Condition: Very Good +


Sporting library book plate and small signature covered with white-out on frt pastedn. Tips bumped with upper tips lightly rubbed. Bright gilt titles on kelly green cloth boards. 198 pg text crisp and bright. View more info

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The Daily Racing Form American Racing Manual 2005 The Official Encyclopedia of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Prather, Paula Welch Editor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32480

Condition: Near Fine


Massive volume showing negligible wear to navy leather boards with bright gilt titles. One micro soil spot on blank fep. Unclipped dj in new mylar a bit creased at spine ends. Exhaustive reference of TB racing in America. 1585 pp plus 609 pp of appendices. View more info

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Register Of Thoroughbred Stallions 1925 Vol VII

By: Prior, F.M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Sporting Life And Sportsman Office: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40525

Condition: Very Good


Title continues: Containing the tabulated pedigrees and racing performances of two hundred and eight sires at the Stud in Great Britain and Ireland. Together with an Appendix, giving shorter pedigrees of four hundred and eighty-four additional Stallions. Red cloth hardcover with bright gilt titles. Tips bumped and rubbed but not frayed. Small closed break in cloth on rear board fore-edge, gutters fine, hinges fine. 259 pp text bright, spine cracked in several places but no loose leaves or problems. Additional 7 pp Index to Horses and Mares shewn with two of more generations in the foregoing Pe... View more info

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Goneaway's Race and Other Sporting Ballads for Recitation, Etc. (Including Three Dramatic Duologues)

By: Rae-Brown, Campbell

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Everett & Co.: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15900

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth pictorial cover with horse head and elaborate title. Front board slightly bowed and cloth splotchy at bottom. All text legible. Innards tight and browning. 48 pp. This very rare work includes: Gonaway's Race/ O'Hara's One-Eyed Filly (A Story of Kildare)/ The Last Chance/ The Race of the Red and Blue (Harvard and Cambridge, 1907)/ Very Much Mixed (A Comedy Sketch)/ Beyond A Joke (A Society Incident)/ The Scarlet Cap (A Dramatic Episode)/ The Call Of The Fishers? A Story Of The Stars/ A Matter of Business. View more info

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Racing Without Tears

By: Ramsden, Caroline

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Rupert Hart-Davis: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22954

Condition: Fine


92 pp with a forward by Lord Willoughby de Broke; Drawings by Margaret Steen. Red covers with silver title on spine, Dust jacket is a professional reproduction. Great quiz type book which provides a glossary for those whose vocabulary is unequal to their enthusiasm for Racing. View more info

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Account Overdue SIGNED

By: Rawnsley, Douglas

Price: $17.00

Publisher: J. M. Perth Publishing Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 9565

ISBN: 0960654607

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover book in grey cloth with gold title spine look fabulous, sharp tips and spine ends. Signed on title page. Dj in new mylar with two closed tears and light edge wear. 179 pp. This fast-paced novel is set in the "backstretch" - behind the scenes in the world of thoroughbred racing. The old vet was too cynical to expect any favors from life. He was also too crusty to end it himself. His suicide didn't make sense. At least not to his young colleague, Steven Hunter, who was new to the racetrack but found himself picking up the pieces for the tormented widow. Then... View more info

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Are Your Horses Trying?

By: Rickaby, Fred

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, J.A. Allen & Company: 1969

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 38796

Condition: Very Good


Brown hardcover with gilt lettering has been bumped on upper tips but not rubbed through no boards are showing. Unclipped color illustrated dj is a professional reproduction with Silver Sound winning a horse race by a nose, his jockey riding bareback as the saddle has slipped and is still attached to the horse's barrel, further back, stirrups flying under the horse's rear legs. DJ shows color loss at tips but displays well in new mylar. 191 tight pages which are lightly yellowed with age otherwise a wonderfully readable copy. A comprehensive book which covers every aspect of the training of ra... View more info

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Michael Roberts A Champion's Story

By: Roberts, Michael & Tanner, Michael

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Headline: 1994

Edition: First Thus

Seller Id: 22939

ISBN: 0747208832

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely, crisp sharp copy, unclipped dj. Blue boards with gilt lettering. One negligible poke through dj and indentation on front board. 214 p. The story of a tiny Afrikaner 'farm boy' whose instinctive rapport with the racehorse has made him a household name in South Africa and as fine a sporting ambassador to the UK as Gary Player was to the golf course. View more info

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Decade of Champions The Greatest Years in the History of Thoroughbred Racing, 1970-1980

By: Robinson, Patrick

Price: $120.00

Publisher: NY, Fine Arts Enterprises, Ltd: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46122

ISBN: 0848705084

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in oatmeal linen cloth quarter-bound in leather with browning on indide edges of boards, the tiny bit 1/4" before the pastedown starts. Probably was stored on its side and dust, dirt was able to lay there. Front board is blindstamped with a horse and rider, look closely at upper middle image, hopefully my lamp captured the indentation for you to see. Unclipped illustrated dust wrapper has a few short closed tears on foot of rear panel, some light surface soil and a small chip at head of backstrip that does not take any of the title with it. (see image, far right)... View more info

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The Paddock Book A Miscellany of the Turf

By: Rodrigo, Robert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, MacDonald: 1967

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 22944

Condition: Near Fine


Green cloth with gilt titles to spine. Very light color loss to extremities. Internally clean and sound throughout. A collection of short pieces in prose and verse on horses and the turf, along with drawings and photographs - a great browse for followers of the track 6 x 9.5 inches. 255 pages. View more info

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Freedom's Rein The Autobiography of Shane Sellers SIGNED

By: Sellers, Shane; Psarreas, Tricia

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 41139

ISBN: 0981604005

Condition: Fine


Signed by Shane Sellers on fep. 305 crisp unmarked pages. Unclipped glossy illust dj in new mylar displays beautifully. The untold story of deprivation, self-cannibalization, and deceptive manipulation in the Sport of Kings. View more info

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The History of Steeplechasing

By: Seth-Smith, Michael; Willett, Peter Mortimer, Roger; Lawrence, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 22931

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in green cloth with bright gilt titles looks fabulous. No writing, tears or soil within the 272 pp text. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips of boards still sharp. Well illustrated with b/w art reproductions and photographs. Dust wrapper is a professional reproduction that displays well and will keep this book in fine form. This new history of steeplechasing commemorates the Centenary of the National Hunt Committee, founded in 1866. Highlighted are the famous who have immortalized the sport since the foxhunting squires of Leicestershire matched their fastest hunters over ... View more info

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The Shoe Willie Shoemaker's Illustrated Book of Racing

By: Shoemaker, Willie; Smith, Dan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1977

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 28766

ISBN: 0528818457

Condition: Fine


This is THE book for racing fans! Huge and loaded with photos, Willie himself tells the story from the saddle. This book is in pristine condition, the dust wrapper shows a few light surface scratches, now in new mylar. . A perfect gift selection. Very clean brown faux leather boards with gold horseshoe and 4-leaf clover on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 208 pp. with index. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. View more info

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Ruff's Guide to the Turf and The Sporting Life Annual 1972

By: Simcocks, Julian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Sporting Life: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28623

ISBN: 0901091030

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright green hardcover with bright gilt titles shows some 'mottling' of edges near bottom edge of front and rear boards, corners still sharp. Internally as new. DJ in new mylar shows negligible surface wear, displays beautifully. 463 pp with b/w photos. Tabulated racing facts, bloodstock details, coverage of English & Irish racing seasons, and profiles of champion owners, trainers & jockeys. Top flat race owner and horse of the year for 1971 are Paul Mellon and Mill Reef with a two page article on man and horse are included herein. Brilliant copy more than suitable for any collector. View more info