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The Dog Owner's Handbook

By: Acton, C.R.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Herbert Jenkins: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15568

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth boards with black title spine. A bit of soil at foot of spine, 142 pp text fine. Dj has chips at front cover upper tip, head of spine and along both dj flap folds. No names or soil in text. Written by a well known author on the subject, Acton has penned 10 other books on dogs, hounds and foxhunting. Every aspect of the dog in sickness and in health is concisely dealt with and has been set out alphabetically for easy reference. "Almost a pocket encyclopaedia". View more info

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The Fox-Hound Of The Future

By: Acton, C.R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: England, Ebenezer Baylis & Son, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44460

Condition: Good


VG+ non-exlib hardcover in blue paper covered boards with sunned spot on head of backstrip. DJ panels pasted to rear endpps. Former copy of sporting author J. Stanley Reeve with his tasteful armorial bookplate on frt pastdn (see images). 125 pp. A very uncommon title and a worthy addition for any fox hunters bookshelf. Chapters include: Preface/ Evolution of the Fox-Hound of Today/ Types of the Fox-Hound of Today/ Speed and Stamina/ Breeding Theories/ The Fox-Hound Kennel Stud Book/ Hound Shows/ Racial Fatigue/ The Dosage System/ Cross-Breeding/ Conclusions. View more info

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Ainslie's Complete Guide to Harness Racing

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Simon & Schuster: 1970

Seller Id: 216

ISBN: 0671270656

Condition: Very Good


480 pages. Very Good 6th printing hardcover in tan paper boards with cloth back strip. Slight rubs to corners, light surface wear on boards, small black remainder mark on foot of page block, else crisp and bright. A must have reference for any racing enthusiast including flat race fans, steeplechase folks as well as harness racing fanatics. Includes: Preface: A Game of Prediction / Arming the Handicapper / Know Your Track / The Arithmetic of Winning / The Breeding Factor / Standardbred Conformation / The Beatable Race / The Time Factor / The Class Factor / The Fitness Factor / The Post-Posit... View more info

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A Sire Line Chart of The Derby, The St. Leger, The Prix Du Jockey Club, The Grand Prix de Paris 1890-1964

By: Allen, Major G.R.D.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: GRDA FECIT: 1964

Seller Id: 43098

Condition: Near Fine


Very rare fold out chart in near fine condition with negligible wear at extremities from storage. One micro 1/2 in tear at far right center seam. No chips or marks. 39-1/2" x 24" when open. Folds to 12" x 8". Traces in tail mate descent all winners since 1890, the years shown being those which the races were won. Winning male ancestors are shown, as are various other winners prior to 1890 which are all included in the Index of winners. The St. Leger was named as such in 1778 but the race originated two years earlier. Measures approx 24 x 39 inches when opened. Blank on rear sa... View more info

The Crooked Colt

By: Anderson C.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CT, Weekly Reader Books: 1954

Seller Id: 46704

Condition: Very Good


6th printing of the Weekly Reader 1981 edition, Originally published by Macmillan, NY in 1954. Much sought, collectible story written and illustrated by C.W. Anderson. 40 pp text is browned and there is a small watermark on the inside rear cover and the 16 pages that precede it. Super light rubbing at tips. The little colt was very small, and his little legs were so wobbly and weak that every time he tried to stand up, he would fall down. He saw the other colts on the farm running and playing, and he was very sad. No one paid much attention to the crooked little colt except his mother, a... View more info

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Mares, Foals and Foaling A Handbook for the Small Breeder

By: Andrist, Friedrich; Translated By Anthony Dent; Foreword By Professor J. McCunn, Into By Phyllis Hinton

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1981

Seller Id: 46089

ISBN: 0851310532

Condition: Near Fine


14th printing paperback in photo-illustrated card covers with one small rub with bit of color loss on frt, negligible surface soil on rear cover, else fine. No names or tears. Well illustrated 56 pp stapled booklet which addresses all one would need to know about the female side of the breeding process. Includes The Automatic Almanac which is a rotating tool that gives an estimate of the date the foal will arrive based on the last day the mare was covered. View more info

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Cattle Fertility and Sterility

By: Asdell, S.A., M.A., Ph.D.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: MA, Little Brown and Company: 1968

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 23416

Condition: Near Fine


2nd edition hardcover in brown cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Gift dedication on fep, else fine. Unclipped dj shows corner wear and two tiny closed tears at head of front panel. 276 pp. Includes: Anatomy and Histology of the Genital Organs of the Bull/ Anatomy and Histology of the Genital Organs of the Cow/ Development of the Genital Organs/ The Estrous Cycle of the Cow/ Control of the Estrous Cycle/ Heat, Ovulation, and Timing of Service/ Properties of the Semen/ Pregnancy/ Hormone Levels/ Infertility and Sterility - Nonpathological Factors/ Infertility and Sterility - Dis... View more info

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Kennel Secrets How To Breed, Exhibit and Manage Dogs

By: Ashmont

Price: $17.00

Publisher: MA, Little, Brown & Co.: 1922

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 44631

Condition: Very Good


Reprint hardcover in red cloth boards with black spine title. Corners bumped and rubbed, micro splits in cloth on spine ends. Few light soil spots and general handling soil on boards, One dark spot and 2" tear in cloth at foot of rear board, still displays well on the shelf. Heavy book. Rear hinge paper cracked but page block is tight and bright. Replacement paper spine label laid in. 348 pp well illustrated with 63 b/w line drawings and photographs. This comprehensive volume includes: Part 1. - Management. 1. The Natural Diet. 2. Varieties of Animal Foods. 3. Vegetable Foods. 4. Dietary ... View more info

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Jack Russell Terriers Today

By: Atter, Sheila

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Howell Book House, Inc: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 37405

ISBN: 0876051948

Condition: Fine


This book is as new save for negligible color loss at the foot of spine. The unclipped dust jacket shows no price and is also beautiful save for micro dent (not a hole) in front hinge area. 192 pages. In this book of the breed, the author traces the Russell's two-hundred-year history, from the Fox terrier bred by Parson Russell to develop the modern Jack Russell. Also features a special study of the working Jack Russell including training techniques; mini-agility techniques; the breed Standard; the Russell in the show ring; much more. View more info

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The Complete American Cocker Spaniel

By: Austin, Morman A. & Jean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Howell Book House: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45861

ISBN: 0876051298

Condition: Very Good


First edition exlib hardcover in glossy illustrated boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends, head of spine a tad soiled, no dj as issued. 222 pp text is crisp and unmarked save for school stamp on title page, rep neatly removed. All topics concerning the friendly, bouncy and personable Cocker Spaniel. Great volume for breeders to give to new owners they sell puppies to. View more info

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Horses & Practical Horse-Keeping

By: Barton, Frank Townend, M.R.C.V.S.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28632

Condition: Good +


An exhaustive 1st edition compendium, much pertaining to horse health and ailments. A rare volume in green pictorial cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips. Book is approx 6" x 8.5" x 3" thick. Titles worn on cover, appears as if something has spilled at one time taking some of the layers of white letting with it but it is still legible (see pic). Inner hinges fine, page block sound and tight but occasionally wavy from past moisture but there is no musty smell. Contents include: The Shire and the Cart Horse, The Clydesdale Horse, The Suffolk, Remarks on Van and Cross-Bred Horses... View more info

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Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

By: Beckford, Peter Esq.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, James Toovey: 1879

Seller Id: 40521

Condition: Good


Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckfor... View more info

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A Huntsman's Log Book

By: Bell, Isaac, M.F.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46953

Condition: Very Good


The author's first and very scarce work in an uncommon professionally reproduced color illustrated dj from the Scribner's edition that displays well with handsome red fox mask on frt panel. This is a very neat former library copy that appears to have not been taken out much if at all. It is the first edition but has no date and is a wartime compliant volume printed on lighter weight paper. Blue leatherette covered hard boards with yellow title spine has a tidy call number on foot of backstrip and an unused, petite handmade library card and pocket on frt pastedown. It is in excellent shape ... View more info

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Lord Henry Bentinck's Foxhounds

By: Bentinck, Lord Charles

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46875

Condition: Very Good


Attractive 1st edition hardcover in taupe cloth covered boards with bumped spine ends and lower tips, brown spine title. No names, tears, or soil in the 145 pg text. Frontis photo and a further 12 b/w photos & 5 fold-out pedigrees. Undated, circa 1930. Lord Henry's list of the most remarkable dogs and bitches in his pack is given here. His hounds were so well thought of and so much used that their blood runs in the veins of the majority of well-bred hounds at the present time. Includes pedigrees of: Lord Ducie's Crazy ('40)/ Mr. Foljambe's Herald ('35)/ Mr. Foljambe's Sparkler ('36)/ Mr. F... View more info

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Bloodlines of Hunters & Jumpers in North America Books I, II, III

By: Birdsall, P. H., D.V.M.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46925

Condition: Very Good


Very nice trio of paperback in burgundy card covers showing a rider flying a horse over a wide oxer in show jumping. No names, tears or soil in the books. Covers show light color loss at periphery from storage. Text is tight, bright and solid. Highly sought and quite collectible reference set for anyone who wants to know their horse's "family tree". Does your horse have Nasrullah or Man O'War in its past? You can find out now. Book I: General Index/ Cross Reference Index 143 pp. Book II: Hunters/ Three Day Eventers/ Steeplechasers 231 pp. Book III: Jumpers 213 pp. View more info

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The Compendium of Sport Horse Bloodlines

By: Birdsall, P.H., D.V.M.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Canada, Privately Published: 1987

Seller Id: 46880

Condition: Near Fine


Rare, gift quality three-ring binder has brown faux leather covered heavy boards that securely hold 534 crisp, clean pages and has title/author in gilt on frt cover and back strip of binder. No names, soil within or out, no splits on the binder anywhere. Looks like new. Some page holes have adhesive reinforcements over them, but it is a super tidy volume. Includes an exhaustive 534 pages of research particulars on the bloodlines on all types of sport horse or warmblood breeds. The general index section is 208 pp. following that are Sires of Major Winners 13 pp, Followed by 17 pages of s... View more info

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Off To The Races. Horse Sense and Track Logic SIGNED

By: Blanche, Ernest E.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 22880

Condition: Fine


Presentation copy signed by author on fep: To Mary Farris with kindest remembrances of our pleasant association in the Battle of the Pentagon. Ernest E. Blanche. First edition hardcover in red cloth lightly bumped at spine ends, corners still sharp. Professionally reproduced photo illustrated dj in new mylar displays beautifully with negligible wear at tips. 201 pp. Present-Day Racing/ Types of Races/ Kinds of Horses/ Breeding Thoroughbreds/ The Race Track/ Starting and Finishing/ The Jockey - "Monkey on a Stick"/ The Fundamentals of Betting/ Racing Information and Tip Sheets/ Way... View more info

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A Rage For Falcons

By: Bodio, Stephen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Nick Lyons/ Schocken Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40136

ISBN: 0805239316

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright beige boards with light blue cloth spine show light watermark on frt cover of book and unclipped original dj. 135 pp text unaffected. Former owners embossed name seal on blank fep, else crisp and unmarked. A subjective look at modern American hawking, and the pragmatic romantics who practice it. A report from the sagebrush basins and the short-grass plains, the farm lots and the breeding barns. It contains some science and natural history as well as some poetry. View more info

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How to Buy a Race Horse

By: Bower, Alex

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Cromwell Bloodstock Agency: 1975

Edition: Fifth Printing

Seller Id: 30078

Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright 5th printing soft cover w/lightly discolored cream colored wrappers, Internally crisp and bright w/adhered spine edge of first few pp which does not affect the read. 64 pp. Interesting and nostalgic look at how it went down at the track of yesteryear. Includes: Required Reading, Getting a Trainer (expect to pay from $15 to more than $30 per day!), Finding a Horse, The Screening Process, Conformation of the Race Horse, Race Horse Auctions, The Yearling Sales, The Sales Catalog, The Case of Blue Norther, How Much Will It Cost?, Claiming Races, Stake and Allowance Races, Taxes ... View more info

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The Hunting Countries of Great Britain 2 Volume Set Parts I, II, III, IV, V, & VI

By: Brooksby; AKA: Elmhirst, Captain Pennell

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Horace Cox: 1882

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46319

Condition: Good


Set of two volumes, Vol I, Parts I, II, & III published 1882, 405 pp. Vol II, Parts IV, V, & VI published 1883, 417 pp plus 32 pp of adverts and index. A 'newly' married set, all there but not pretty. Volume I in lighter red cloth with surface soiled cloth but has lovely vintage ads from a pair of London outfitters both peddling waterproofed & ventilated hunting coats: Edmiston & Son, Pall Mall, and J. C. Cording & Co., Picadilly. Both books are bound in red cloth with gilt titles and fox mask/whip on frt boards, tips bumped and brushed but no major rub through. Vol I's cloth is qu... View more info