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Theory and Practice of Handicapping

By: Ainslie, Tom

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Trident Press: 1970

Seller Id: 45996

ISBN: 0671270486

Condition: Very Good


Probable first as no other dates. Hardcover in blue paper covered boards quarterbound with grey cloth spine. Corners bumped, some splotchyness on frt pastedown. Not exlib, no names, tears or soil in the 126 pp text. Unclipped dj is lightly sunned at head of frt panel/spine with small repaired tear to head of spine and a micro chip at foot. Displays well in new mylar. A complete reference on winning at the track. View more info

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Betting on Myself Adventures of a Horseplayer and Publisher

By: Crist, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45870

ISBN: 097264010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in black/cream paper covered boards showing lightly bumped bottom tips. 228 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust wrapper with matching lightly bumped tips and foot of spine displays well in new mylar. A fast-paced read of a Manhattan newspaper reporter, jazz piano player, Harvard grad who took a whimsical trip to the local greyhound track and his life was never the same. Steven Crist today is chairman and publisher of the Daily Racing Form after a long and wild ride through the worlds of journalism, gambling, politics, and high finance. View more info

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Lottie Deno Gambling Queen of Hearts

By: Cynthia Rose

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NM, Clear Light Publishers: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: MK46623

ISBN: 0940666383

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing paperback in glossy photo illustrated covers with negligible color loss at tips of covers, 117 pp text is crisp, unmarked and profusely illustrated with B&W photos. A figure of mystery was the woman they called Lottie Deno. She was 'cultured, redheaded, and .... off brand in her habits as well as in her profession. Bafflingly crooked at cards and disappointingly straight in more personal matters, she left everybody guessing. After a gunfight two corpses lay sprawled on the barroom floor. Everyone else had left, except Lottie, "who was coolly ... View more info

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Free and Easy

By: Downey, Fairfax

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons and The Junior Literary Guild: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46564

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in green cloth covered boards with black spine title and black line drawing of a woman riding side-saddle on the frt cover. Exlib with no call tags on original, unclipped dust wrapper in new mylar that shows a woman riding a horse side-saddle on the beach. Rep removed, tape marks on both book pastedowns and dj flaps. School name embossed into title page with little holes. Solid rear dj panel shows one light spot of color loss, nary any wear on spine ends or jacket tips. School stamp on three sides of 188 page block. After Stella rescues the young filly from the sea... View more info

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Playing The Races A Guide to the American Tracks. A guide to Intelligent Betting

By: Dowst, Robert Saunders and Craig, Jay

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Co.: 1945

Seller Id: 46744

Condition: Very Good


Ninth printing hardcover 1945 in light orange boards with black titles. Watermarked along lower edges of boards, text lightly affected, mostly in the rear of the book. Tips bumped but not rubbed. 183 pp text is tight and watermarked near end of book. No musty smells, good solid working copy. Chapters include: Intro/ Tracks and Post-Positions/ Distance of Races; Sprints and Routes/ The Time-Factor/ Types of Races/ Classes of Horses/ Age of Horses and the Weight-Scale/ Betting with Bookmakers/ Mutuel Betting/ Result-Charts/ Past Performance Charts/ Jockeys/ A Method of Handicapping/ Sane Bett... View more info

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How To Make Money Betting - Or, At Least, How Not To Lose Much! SIGNED

By: Francome, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: England, John Francome Enterprises:

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 36642

Condition: Fine


1st edition. White background illustrated glossy paperback covers show negligible wear at tips, text is clean. SIGNED by John Francome next to his photo on inside cover. No date or ISBN. Circa 1980's? Filled with b/w line drawings captioned with funny, or dumb, tongue-in-cheek thoughts about the problems and pitfalls of living by the tote board. View more info

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Far From a Gentleman

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31567

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition in green cloth boards w/presentation plate on front end paper, this book was a gift of famous author/sportsman Alexander Mackay-Smith to the National Sporting Library in 1973. No pocket or stamps. Not a circulated copy or traditional exlib. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light wear at extrems, few pieces of clear cello tape at spine ends does not detract. 304 pp. This is a story of the Turf, based on over twenty-five years' practical experience and told with unusual insight, clarity and feeling. The author, who is acknowledged to be the best writ... View more info

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Flying Horseshoe Trail

By: Horsley, David

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale Ltd: 1966

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46401

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in red paper covered boards with black title on backstrip along with a small image of a cowboy riding a rearing horse. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, upper tips remain sharp. This is a solid retired library book with all pages and pocket present. One small soil spot in margin of last page, rest of 159 page block appear clean and soft, not brittle, no age-toning. Un-clipped color illustrated dust wrapper is complete with a touch of rubbing and light watermarks at spine ends (no musty smells, no water damage within), also a bit of discoloration at foot of rear pan... View more info

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Horseracing

By: Steigleman, Walter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Prentice-Hall, Inc: 1947

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33038

Condition: Very Good +


Light blue cloth w/illustration of racing horse on frt board, blue titles on lightly dulled backstrip. Tiops fairly sharp showing very light rubs to cloth. Cloth at spine ends crimped. Name on age-toned fep, 279 pg text tight, crisp and unmarked. Interesting compilation on the turf including many subchapters but three main headings which are: Improving the Breed of Horses/ Improving the Breed of Bankrolls/ The Mare Heads Down the Stretch. View more info

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Horse Sense An Inside Look at the Sport of Kings

By: Sugar, Bert; Richardson, Cornell

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32515

ISBN: 0471445576

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in near fine dj with a tiny spot on the upper edge of frt panel. 225 pp text crisp and unmarked. Bert Randolph Sugar is one of the most recognizable personalities in sports, with his trademark fedora and cigar, he is a fixture at race tracks and boxing matches. A former advertising executive at McCann-Erickson and J. Walter Thompson, Sugar left the world of advertising after a brawl with a fellow ad exec landed him in the pages of the NY Times and Advertising Age. Sugar became a sportswriter, and a damn good one at that. Bert was the editor of Ring Magazine and fou... View more info

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Tote Investors' Who's Who in Racing

By: Tote Investors

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Tote Investors Ltd.: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44457

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in beige cloth quite grubby. Vintage adverts in the first few pages, foxing on first and last few pp, internally pretty clean. 703 p. In producing Who's Who in Racing, Tote Investors, Ltd, have endeavored to provide a really up-to-date (as of 1939), and comprehensive reference book dealing with the social side of the sport. In addition to those racing and training on a big scale many smaller owners and trainers, as also club members, are brought to notice. Another feature is the section devoted to Studs which are approached from a new angle. The whole-hearted cooperation... View more info