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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. Author is the sister of Penny Chenery Tweedy, owner of Tri... View more info

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Thudding Hoofs

By: Perrin, Blanche Chenery

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, St Martin's Press: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46571

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality first edition hardcover in sand cloth covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 191 page block is crisp, tight and bright. Un-clipped original dust wrapper shows a full color action painting of two race horses running for the finish on the frt panel. Head of spine of dj has 1/8" loss across top, three closed tears (total) at head and foot of rear panel and some creasing. Jacket still displays well in new mylar. Author is the sister of Penny Chenery Tweedy, owner of Triple Crown winner: Secretariat. One of three horse racing novels written by Blanche Chenery Pe... View more info

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Plain Jack

By: Peyton, K. M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Scholastic/Little Hippo: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 16533

ISBN: 0590195468

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition paperback with a touch of wear at tips, 32 p text crisp and unmarked. Not exlib. A charming story of two young foals. Fire of England and Plain Jack. Fire is brilliantly talented but never tries hard. Plain Jack has only a little talent but always does his best. This is Plain Jack's story of trial and success at the Race Track. K. M. Peyton = Pseudomyn of Kathleen Wendy Herald Peyton View more info

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Darkling

By: Peyton, K. M.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Delacorte Press: 1975

Seller Id: R46579

ISBN: 0385300867

Condition: Good


Exlib hardcover reading copy in rust paper and blue cloth covered boards bumped at spine ends and one board tip. Tape rems on boards from formerly taped dj. There are no call tags on book or dj, displays very well on the shelf. Fep and title page removed so no copyright/printing information. 248 p text is crisp and clean. Unclipped original glossy color illustrated dust wrapper has no chips, just one 1/2" closed tear at foot of rear dj panel, and some light color loss at periphery. K. M. Peyton = Pseudomyn of Kathleen Wendy Herald Peyton. Jenny is the only one who can control Darkl... View more info

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Free Rein

By: Peyton, K.M.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Philomel Books: 1983

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46590

ISBN: 0399209956

Condition: Very Good


Probable first US edition hardcover in yellow paper covered boards with purple spine title. Spine ends and tips lightly bumped. Exlib with pocket and all pages present. 198 pp text is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked save for occasional school stamp. Original, un-clipped color illustrated dj has art that wraps around the entire book. Jacket is as new and displays beautifully in new mylar without chips, tears or wrinkles, and no call tag on backstrip. Peyton, K.M. = Pseudonym of Kathleen Wendy Herald Peyton. When impending fatherhood changes eighteen-year-old Jonathan's comfortable s... 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 Donkey's Day Out

By: Pilling, Ann

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Lion Publishing: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15936

ISBN: 074591618X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in slick boards showing light wear from storage at tips, 27 pp text is clean and unmarked. Beautifully colored illustrated tale. The charming tale of a high-strung racehorse and his tranquil donkey companion is told through the story of two loyal friends. When the thrill of racing pulls the horse away, Donkey is left alone to discover his own unique heritage. 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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Horse & Pony Stories A Thoroughbred Collection

By: Pullein-Thompson, Christine

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Kingfisher Books: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 16030

ISBN: 0862729335

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition pictorial hardcover in matching dj. Book and jacket have light color loss at still sharp tips, dj has bit of curl at head of front board, now in new mylar and looks fab. 256 p. A carefully gathered anthology that ranges from the legend of Pegasus though RD Blackmore's Lorna Doone and Mary O'Hara's My Friend Flicka, and includes present-day favorites like Monica Dickens' Follyfoot, Michael Morpurgo's War Horse and a hunting story by Christine herself. Classic writers, too, have been inspired by this subject. In Conan Doyle's intriguing Silver Blaze, Sherlock Holmes investig... 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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Crown Jewels of Thoroughbred Racing

By: Reeves, Richard Stone

Price: $28.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37312

ISBN: 0939049902

Condition: Fine


Beautiful gilt lettering on red leatherette boards. Glossy pages are unmarked and in fantastic condition. The Jacket is in excellent condition with a new mylar cover. 192 pages. This book contains beautiful portraits of champions in the exotic settings of 24 racecourses around the world. In addition, 21 world-class turf writers paint word portraits of the racecourses they love. Mr. Reeves adds his comments for each of the paintings. View more info

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A World Of Horses A Conversation Piece Devoted To All Aspects Of The Subject, Horse, The Way A Human Regards A Horse And The Way A Horse Regards A Human

By: Reynolds, James

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Creative Age Press Inc: 1947

Seller Id: 45984

Condition: Very Good


Beautiful dark green cloth boards with bright gilt title on lightly sunned back strip, Illustrated endpps, 259 pp. No dust jacket. Date of 1947 on copyright pg but tiny 55 listed lower so probably a reprint. Chapters include: The Upland Pastures; I Enter a World of Horses; The Horse in Antiquity; The Monumental Horse of the Middle Ages; The Darley Arabian; The Godolphin Arabian; The Byerly Turk; The Sport of Kings; Stallions in the News; The Right Look or the Wrong Look; Ghost Horses; The Young Entry; A Boy and His Horse; Steeplechasing; The Maharajahs Horse; Hunting; The Cycle of Grays; H... 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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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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Driving the Light Horse Training for Pleasure and Compeition

By: Roth, Charlene

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Arco Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34154

ISBN: 0668056525

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover book shows light rubs at very tips, former owner's embossed seal on fep. No writing, tears or soil. DJ in new mylar slightly rubbed at upper fore-edges, else complete and displays well w/photo of driving pair in a lovely four wheeled cart in front of grand mansion. Includes: The Horse/ Basic Equipment/ Elementary Training/ The Driver/ Pleasure Driving/ The Breed Ring/ Antique Carriage Competition/ Combined Driving/ Harness Racing/ Coaching, Parades, State Occasions/ Appendices: 1. Suggested Reading 2. Breed Registries 3. International and National Driving Organizations... View more info

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On The Box Seat A Manual Of Driving

By: Ryder, Tom

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NJ, Swiveltrees: 1983

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller Id: 46346

Condition: Fine


Gift quality paperback in color photo illustrated glossy card covers showing no wear, no creases, no faults. 180 pp text is crisp, clean and loaded with b/w photography and line drawings on glossy stock. Author, Tom Ryder was editor of The Carriage Journal for fifteen years. Chapters include: Index/ Schooling the Horse to Harness/ Single Harness, A Description of the Parts and Their Uses/ Driving in Single Harness/ Double Harness/ Four-in-Hand, with Notes on the Unicorn, Six-in-Hand and Five-in-Hand/ Handling the Reins/ Tandem Driving/ The Whip and Its Use/ Correct Appointments/ ... View more info

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The English Thoroughbred Book

By: Sale, Laurie

Price: $8.00

Publisher: MO, Andrews and McMeel, Inc: 1994

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38063

ISBN: 0836242173

Condition: Near Fine


Adorable small near fine reprint illustrated hardcover with negligible wear. Measures 3.25 x 4.75 inches. 34 pp text is tight & bright with no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. A wonderful book filled with general knowledge and full color drawings on nearly every page for any child who loves horses. View more info

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The How and Why Wonder Book of Horses

By: Self, Margaret Cabell

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1974

Seller Id: 46819

Condition: Fine


Lightly age toned 48 pp text and inside covers. No names, tears or soil inside. One minor corner crease on rear lower tip. Loaded with info all about horses, horse sport, training & breeding and much, much more. First published in 1961, this is the reprint of 1974 and is more than suitable for gift-giving. Profusely illustrated in color throughout. Includes: Horse Evolution, The Horse in Battle, Horses of the American West, Foxhunting, Fox Hunting, Polo and Horse Racing, Training, Breeding. View more info