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Barkie The Dog

By: Benton, Patricia

Price: $77.77

Publisher: NY, Frederick Fell Inc.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44387

Condition: Fine


Gift & collectible quality turquoise background paper covered boards with b/w illustration of a cocker spaniel in a gold oval 'frame'. Endpps have dog footprints across them, 22 pg text flawless save for a light wrinkle that occurred at the printing house, no text obscured. Unclipped dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows some age toning and soil on rear white background panel. No chips, loss, names or tears anywhere. Written in first doggie person about a black and white spaniel and the little girl he 'owns'. Barkie is a cocky Cocker Spaniel who has won many championship... View more info

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Plain Jane The Story of a Shetland Island Pony

By: Colville, Mary (aged 13)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46441

Condition: Very Good


Attractive hardcover in brown cloth covered boards with gilt title spine. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Tidy ink name on fep, rest of 160 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped yellow background illustrated dust wrapper is soiled and has a black ink splash dot below pasted-on dj art and has a few short chips at spine ends. Written and illustrated by Mary Colville at the tender age of 13 when she had never had a drawing lesson in her young life. Told in 'first pony' person, as if Blaese the pony were telling it. She tells about the days when she was a foal on an island in the Shet... View more info

Horses In The Valley

By: Fairfax-Lucy, Brian

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1948

Seller Id: R45693

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing of the first edition in red cloth covered boards with black spine title. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, upper tips still sharp but there is some color loss or 'mottling' covering parts of the upper.75" down from head of boards as if something was adhered to it and pulled away, but there is no paper loss, only color missing. No names, tears or soil in the 224 pp text, it is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked, but does show foxing on the edges of the page block only. Not exlib, hinge papers are fine, book is straight and square. Original, un-clipped color illustrated ... View more info

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Master Reynard The History of a Fox

By: Fielding, Jane

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, A.L. Chatterton Co.: 1913

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 40989

Condition: Good +


Good solid yellow cloth hardcover with paste on art plate of red fox chasing after a hare in the snow. Cocvers soiled and illustration scratched but good and clean inside. Professionally reproduced color illustrated dj is from the Donohue publication of the same year with cover arrt w/comic drawn dressed fox diging by a tree stump while a honey bee looks on. Corners chipped and beige background surface soiled but still displays well in new mylar. From Animal Autobiographies originally by J.C. Tregarthen, revised by Jane Fielding. Story told in first 'fox person' of the life of a red fox. View more info

Bico A Brazilian Raft Fisherman's Son

By: Forman, Leona Shluger

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co.: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45885

Condition: Very Good


1st edition, 1st printing hardcover in orange cloth boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a call tag on foot of spine and a wrinkle, rub, 1/2" tear at upper rear dj flap fold, else fine. Tape marks on endpapers, pocket and all pages present. 96 pp text is tight, clean and illustrated with b/w photos by the author and Shepard Foreman. Told in first person from the point of view of a ten-year-old boy growing up in Pontal de Coruripe, a small fishing village in north-east Brazil. Bico lives in an area of extreme poverty but is uplifted by participa... View more info

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Katey

By: Jefferies, Madeline Milner

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Hastings House: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13527

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover, no jacket. Red cloth with black line illust on frt board, black titles on spine, Lightly bumped tips, smidge of surface soil on lower quarter of frt board. Not exlib. Text tight with name on fep, bit of scattered finger soil in few page margins. Illust by author. Story told in first person by little Katey of her parent's immigration from Paris to Texas, simple life on the farm and a gift of a parasol. Very uncommon title in VG shape. View more info

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The Story of My Life

By: Keller, Helen; Macy, John Albert

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38663

ISBN: 0385044534

Condition: Good


Decorative orange buckram hardcover. Serviceable reading copy w/partial call tags on backstrip. 382 p. Frontispiece missing. Slight soiling throughout otherwise clean & tight text. Beautiful photographs from Miss Keller's life including one with Dr. Alexander Graham Bell to whom the book is dedicated. "The Story of My Life" is told in three parts. The first part is Keller's story told first person. The second is comprised of extracts taken from her letters written from 1887-1901. The final section gives an accounting of her education, including passages taken from reports and letters o... View more info

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Tipperary The People The Horses The Hounds A Celebration in Words and Pictures

By: MacEwan, Michael, et al

Price: $200.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Book Consult, Cashman Projects Ltd.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47095

ISBN: 095461500X

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in exceptionally, clean, crisp and unmarked condition. Black paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. Tips and spine ends sharp, hinge papers fine, binding tight, 208 pp. text clean. Original, colorful, un-clipped (and un-priced) dust jacket has color loss/ rubbing at tips but no closed tears or chips. Profusely illustrated by several contributors, filled with color and b/w photos throughout. Follow the hunt, the year round and learn the history and development of the Tipperary Hunt from earliest times to the present day including extra-curricu... View more info

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Buckle Horse

By: May, Barbara; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Co.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44485

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in rust cloth covered boards with line illust of colt gamboling in the grass on frt bd. Tips barely brushed, no names or tears in the 128 pp text which is well illustrated with black line drawings by Paul Brown. Not exlib. Few small finger smudges in margins, nothing major. Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar shows chips and color loss but displays well. The story of First Fling, born on a Kentucky breeding farm and destined for the Derby until a series of accidents complicates matters. View more info

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Born To Race

By: Perrin, Blanche Chenery

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1961

Seller Id: R46570

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality 3rd printing of the first edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 179 page block is crisp, tight and bright save for age-toning on endpapers and foxing on edges of page block. Price-clipped original dust wrapper shows lovely Sam Savitt wrap around pencil art showing a cute colt in a field with his mother grazing behind him (illustration wraps around to rear panel). Spine of dj is rubbed at head with some creasing and light color loss at flap folds displays well in new mylar. One of three horse racing novels written by Blanche Chener... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Racine, WI, Whitman Publishing Company: 1960

Seller Id: MK46697

Condition: Good


Whitman Classics edition, a glossy unabridged edition in illustrated hardcover boards. Black and blue full page plates plus a smaller vignette at t illustrations and a few color plates. Good condition, front hinge tender. No dj, has cream fleur de lis on sky blue endpapers, no names or tears. Corners & spine ends bumped and rubbed, 284 page block browned and sort of brittle. Black Beauty telllse story of his life in 'first horse person View more info

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Black Beauty Told in Short Form and in Pictures by Paul Brown

By: Sewell, Anna, Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $350.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1952

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47085

Condition: Near Fine


First edition with Scribner's A on copyright page. Gift quality hardcover in exceptionally, clean, crisp and unmarked condition. Tawny brown colored cloth covered boards with dark brown title and illustration of mare and colt on frt board. Tips and spine ends sharp, hinge papers fine, binding tight, 100 pp. text clean. The only thing I see is a *touch* of 'mottling' near the foot of the front board. Original, colorful, un-clipped ($3) dust jacket has a few very short closed tears and some bits of color loss here and there, most notably on the backstrip title. There is a small rub affectin... View more info

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Black Beauty

By: Sewell, Anna; Edited by Althea L. Clinton

Price: $28.00

Publisher: OH, The Saalfield Publishing Company: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46999

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in iillustrated paper covered boards with red background and head portrait in color of Black Beauty on frt and rear boards. Color loss and bumping at extremities, 1/4" split at head of frt gutter and a few surface indentations from storage. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil found but a scrape mark seen across the foot of boards and page block. The un-paginated 154 pp text is browned but not brittle. Only previous ownership mark is a vintage Santa Claus sticker surrounded by 4 gold stars on the fep. Darling and uncommon 'pocket sized' chunky book measuring 5 3... View more info

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Black Beauty The Autobiography of a Horse

By: Sewell, Anna; Intro by Alma B. Caldwell

Price: $38.00

Publisher: PA, The John C. Winston Company: 1927

Seller Id: 46963

Condition: Good


First John C. Winston printing 1927. A straight and solid hardcover in black cloth covered boards with embossed spine title that has no gilt remaining. Tips and spine ends bumped and rubbed with a few short splits in the cloth at spine ends, the largest being 5/8' at head of backstrip. Front board has a large paste-on color art plate surrounded by a ruled gilt line that has only 20% of the gilt remaining. This image is stunning without chips or surface wear/color loss. Scene is of a lovely redhead woman wearing a long green riding jacket, crisp white shirt, red mens necktie, white string... View more info

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The Horsemasters

By: Stanford, Don; Foreword by Sheila Willcox

Price: $165.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46477

Condition: Near Fine


1st illustrated edition in green paper covered boards with white lettering on spine. Tiiny 'ding' at foot of both boards, binding is tight, no cracking. Page block edges lightly age-toned. No writing or soil within the 188 pp. Original bright dust jacket is price clipped, shows chips at corners and color loss at extremities but still displays well in a new archival quality mylar cover. First Edition illustrated by Michael Lyne. From the DJ flap: "This entertaining story will appeal to all girls and boys interested in horsemanship. It gives a true picture of life and work in a famous ... View more info

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Pen Pal Pooches TWICE SIGNED

By: Tinkerbell & Lulu

Price: $27.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Authors

Seller Id: 34077

ISBN: 0962365033

Condition: As New


1st edition paperback in fine, gift quality, uncreased, glossy condition. Book includes two matching bookmarks from the publisher. A story told in 'first dog person' from the perspective of the owner's two dogs, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (Tinkerbell) and what appears to be a Pekingese, (Lulu, who's formal name is Japanese Chin). There are a pair of paw prints on front free endpaper along with their names written underneath. 62 pp. Rare collectible book would be enjoyed by any dog lover. "What Rockwell achieved with paints this book has done with words picturing every day life t... View more info

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The Life Story of A Fox. Animal Autobiographies

By: Tregarthen, J.C.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1906

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46937

Condition: Very Good


Red cloth covered hardcover with gilt titles on frt cover and spine, with brown, green and black illustration of a bear in a vinyard, hugging a post that is holding up the grape vine and ends at the bottom of the title box. All around the bear are animals, both domestic and wild as this is one of the Animal Autobiography series, this one told in first 'fox' person. Backstrip is similarly illustrated with the scrolling grape vines in like hues that show a rabbit, a squirrel and a mouse on each level of the vine. Light sunning and a few light spots on the frt board and backstrip but still di... View more info

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I, Barabbas An Autobiography

By: Warner, Lee Allison

Price: $100.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31250

Condition: Near Fine


Rare 32 pg privately printed/published work In tan heavy card covers with blurb pasted to inside cover which reads: The inspiration for the writing of this novel, I , Barabbas, An Autobiography, came to the author in the course of his work. In folding the Presbyterian Junior Bible Lessons for April, May, June, 1953 he noted the first page with three slugs at the bottom of the first column. These were: all at once, 'Away with this man and release unto us Barabbas." So a man who had done many wrong things was released. Seeing this several hundred times the writer questioned himself. What br... View more info

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Manxie Goes Sailing (Manx Cat Tale)

By: Way, Pam

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Isle of Man, Privately Published: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41117

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback in bright yellow card covers with black Manx cat drawing on frt and Isle of Man map on rear. 44 pp told in first "cat" person. The second in a series of adventures of a little Manx cat who discovers he is very lucky. In each story his nine lives are saved by him having no tail. View more info

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Patch The Piebald

By: Wynne, May

Price: $20.00

Publisher: England, The Blue Book Co: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 2949

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover with illustrated paste-on cover pic over cloth covered HB boards/no dj. 132 pg text is tight and bright, corners of boards bumped and lightly rubbed. Story told from the viewpoint of the pony. View more info