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My Life with Horses The Story of Jack Juby MBE Master of the Heavy Horse

By: Downes, Alison; Childs, Alan

Price: $20.00

Publisher: England, Halsgrove: 2007

Seller Id: 46140

ISBN: 1841145602

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing of the first edition with lightly bumped tips and spine ends. One former owner's name at head of title page with a few ink specs on opposing blank white page. Rest of 160 pp text is crisp and unmarked. The full life story of Jack Juby (1920-2004) who had an uncanny gift working with draft horses. This book will be enjoyed by all who love the heavy horse and the countryside as it used to be. Includes: Early Years (in Norfolk), Starting Work, A Family Man, A Young Stallion Man, Moving On, The Marshes, Lime Tree Farm, France and Beyond, The Story of a Foal, Ponies & Gymkha... View more info

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Missing Matilda

By: Faughan, Carol

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Blackie: London and Glasgow: 1964

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: R46487

Condition: Near Fine


Possible first edition hardcover in navy blue paper covered boards showing bumped spine ends and sharp tips. 124 pp text is crisp, and has no names, tears or soil. There is one prize sticker on blank fep with a name in space provided. Book was gifted to a girl for her excellence in General English 1967. Price clipped dust jacket shows a chubby pony standing in front of a windmill in colors of rust, off white and mustard with black outlines. Original dj has a 1" closed tear at rear foot of gutter area, and small triangular closed tear at opposite end of DJ flap fold. Rear dj panel is s... View more info

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The Golden Guinea Book of Heavy Horses, Past and Present

By: Hart, Edward; Foreword By Ralph Gilbey; David Kay Preface

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, David & Charles: 1976

Edition: Second Priniting

Seller Id: 33577

ISBN: 0715371460

Condition: Very Good +


Ex-lib in very good condition with very few of the typical markings. rep missing. All pages present, tight and bright text. 112 pp include chapters on: The Shire, Clydesdale, Suffolk Punch, Percheron, On the Land, In War, In Work and Play, In the Stable, Yoking, Vehicles, Decorations, Glossary, Appendix: Where to See, Heavy Horses, Bibliography, Acknowledgments. View more info

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George Soper's Horses A Celebration of the English Working Horse

By: Heiney, Paul

Price: $25.00

Publisher: England, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44380

ISBN: 0854932003

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous book of b/w & color art depicting English Shire horses at work and rest in many different backgrounds. 144 pp. Perfect coffee table gift book with square tips and spine ends. Only flaw is a price clipped dj which is well protected in new mylar. Negligible finger soil on blank fep, no names, or tears anywhere. Chapters include: George Soper/ The Horses/ The Horsemen/ Ploughing/ Harrow to Harvest/ Farewell. View more info

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Five O'Clock Charlie

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $12.00

Publisher: IL, Rand McNally & Company: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller Id: 41652

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial hardcover has bumped tips but no major rubs. Unpaginated text is crisp with bookplate and crossed out name on fep. Not a book club edition. The wonderful story of Charlie the draft horse who doesn't want to be retired, so he jumps his fence to meet his friends in town at the Boar's Head Inn for an apple tart. View more info

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Bonny's Big Day

By: Herriot, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Piper Books: 1987

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 12250

ISBN: 0330309005

Condition: Very Good


Name on title page, 32 pp text tight and bright but slightly wavy. Pictorial soft covers display very well. Story of a retired English Shire mare that comes out of retirement for her loving old master and wins first prize at the county fair. Wonderful artwork. View more info

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Bonny's Big Day

By: Herriot, James

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1987

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 41622

ISBN: 0312010001

Condition: Fine


Two identical fine condition hardcovers in jackets available. Both are the second printing hardcover in glossy illustrated paper covered boards as new, 32 pp text crisp and unmarked. Color photo illustrated, reproduced dust jacket has kept this book in fine form. Collectible, gift quality books. (TWO copies available, both identical, gorgeous as new condition), in fine unclipped, photo-reproduced jackets. Story of a retired English Shire mare that comes out of the field for her loving old master and wins first prize at the county fair. Wonderful artwork shows the 'ol gal still has it!. View more info

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Bonny's Big Day

By: Herriot, James

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, St. Martin's Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46337

ISBN: 0312010001

Condition: As New


Gorgeous glossy 'kept in a time capsule, condition,' first edition hardcover in illustrated paper covered boards with matching colorful, un-clipped, professionally reproduced dj in new mylar. 32 pp innards tight, crisp and unmarked. Collectible, gift quality book. An endearing tale of a retired English Shire mare that comes out of retirement for her loving old master and wins first prize at the county fair. Wonderful artwork. View more info

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Staintondale Shire Horse Farm The Story Unfolds SIGNED

By: Jenkins, Tony

Price: $35.00

Publisher: England, Privately Printed:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 19718

Condition: Fine


Very rare book, privately printed, no date listed (approx 1992 or so), Signed in Best Wishes 1992 by Jenkins on title page. Micro rub at head of stapled spine. A 56 pp book of memories on his East Side Shire Horse farm within the North York Moors National Park. View more info

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Staintondale Shire Horse Farm At a Price That's Very Nice SIGNED

By: Jenkins, Tony

Price: $35.00

Publisher: England, Privately Printed:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 19719

ISBN: 0340229802

Condition: Fine


Very rare book, privately printed, no date listed (approx 1992 or so), Signed in Best Wishes 1992 by Jenkins on title page. An illustrated 60 pp book of memories on his East Side Shire Horse farm within the North York Moors National Park. View more info

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The Horse Book A Practical Treatise on the American Horse Breeding Industry As Allied To The Farm

By: Johnstone, J.H.S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IL, The Breeder's Gazette: 1914

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25931

Condition: Fair


1914 1st edition hardcover in blue-green worn and rubbed cloth, rubbed at tips. Former owners names/dedications on endpps. National Sporting Library donation plaque on inside frt cover. Front hinge starting but page block tight and holding fine. All there but not pretty. 298 pp. Origins of the Horse, Heredity as a Force, The Stallion - Desirable Points and Faults, Embryology - Impregnation - Conception, Management of the Stallion, Management of Brood Mares and Foals, Fitting for Sale - Market Classes - Trade Terms, Fitting for Show and Showing, The Breeds, What is a Breed?, Draft Types, ... View more info

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Alice and Flower and Foxianna

By: King-Smith, Dick

Price: $5.00

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19376

ISBN: 0434945781

Condition: Good


Corners rubbed, 32 p. text tight but with some page turning points. Tumbledown Farm Yorkshire TV series tie-in. Fictional kids story of three draft horses. View more info

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Draft Horse. 4-H Project Record Book #181 w/Add'l Material

By: Myers, Kristin K

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Ohio State University: 1985

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 41761

Condition: Near Fine


Vintage draft horse record and info book for 4-Hers. 29 pp with light surface soil. Punched for a 3 ring binder (as published). Included is a 1993 small farmer's journal leaflet entitled Work Horse Information. Also present is the print out of Draft Horse & Mule information sheet for publications, supplies etc (4pp). Collectible draft horse ephemera. View more info

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Boxer and Beauty A Tale of Two Cart-Horses

By: Ollivant, Alfred

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, William Heinemann LTD: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46481

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles on frt panel and more dull title on back strip. This volume shows bumped spine ends and upper tips, 120 pp text is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked save for some foxing and age-toning on prelims and rear pages. Four black and white plates by Gilbert Holiday. Vintage Parisian bookstore sticker at foot of frt panel along with a pencil name and place (Paris) written on the fep in pencil. No dj, so no blurb found to sum up a synopsis of the tale. From perusing the book, I learned that it is about English Shire horses... View more info

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The Empty Field

By: Pullein-Thompson, Christine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Dragon Books 1976 (c1967):

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 4306

ISBN: 0583300561

Condition: Very Good


Very good with surface worn paperback cover. Text is tight and bright, name on rear page form, name and addy on fep. Three horses condemned to death! Nine boys and girls, all pony lovers, struggle furiously to save them. They organize a gymkhana in their efforts to secure a reprieve. But working against them is the wretched Jim Morgan. One day instead of horses the children find - an empty field! Yet there is still hope. View more info

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Horses At Work

By: Smith, Donald J.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: England, Patrick Stephens: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 17422

ISBN: 0850597374

Condition: Fine


Splendid compendium of all horses in service, from the horse and plough to the carriage horse, to the police mount to the cutting horse of the west. Lavishly illustrated with b/w photos and illustrations. 192 pg text as new save for "Horse & Pony" stamped on blank fep. Glossy pictorial dj with negligible surface wear and soil displays beautifully. View more info

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Breed of Giants

By: Stranger, Joyce

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13732

Condition: Very Good


1st US edition hardcover in lightly surface worn illustrated blue boards. VG straight clean hardcover with former owner name on frt pastedn. No dj. 209 pp. Story set in the Cumberland countryside of a farmer who raises Champion English Shire horses and the misfortunes and triumphs involved with the pursuit. Features a badger, foxhounds, hedgehogs and other critters. View more info

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Breed of Giants

By: Stranger, Joyce

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Hammond, Hammond & Co.: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 23926

Condition: Very Good +


1st UK edition straight clean brown hardcover with bright gilt title on spine. Name and tiny dinosaur stamp on fep. 187 pp. Professionally reproduced pictorial dust wrapper shows loss at tips but displays well in new mylar. Story of farmer Josh Johnson who is fanatical about every aspect of breeding his champion English Shire horses. His neighbor rise up because a badger named Brock has made his home on the Johnson farm and must be eliminated. Foxhounds, and a rowdy bar are also featured. View more info

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King of the Stallions

By: Tracy, Edward B.

Price: $78.00

Publisher: NY, Dodd, Mead & Co: 1948

Seller Id: R46476

Condition: Fair


Possible first, title page removed so no date listed. This is a well used, well loved exlib hardcover in rusty orange patterned buckram boards. Spine ends bumped, tips remain sharp. 241 pp text is tight with pocket present. Unclipped dj is a professional reproduction that has a chip at lower fore edge of front panel, still displays well in new mylar. his is a very readable copy but it is in (as is) condition. A fast-moving story of a New England boy and a Percheron horse, full of warmth and understanding. View more info

Two Foals for Matilda

By: Vaughan, Carol

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Sydney & Toronto, White Lion Publishers Limited: 1976

Seller Id: R46535

ISBN: 0856862460

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in blue paper covered boards with bold, bright gilt spine title. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips still sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 124 pp text. Color illustrated, unclipped dust wrapper shows light age-toning on white background, else in fine shape. No soil, tears, names, etc. Shows a dapple gray horse in tack nibbling flowers off of an old lady's hat. An invitation to Normandy. It was a year since Mary Ann and her brother Jimmy had saved Matilda's life - Matilda, the beautiful Percheron mare on old Mr. Larimer's farm. Then they had helped him sell Matilda to M. ... View more info