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Image for The Analysis of the Hunting Field Being a Series of Sketches of the Principle Characters That  Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season 1845-46

The Analysis of the Hunting Field Being a Series of Sketches of the Principle Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season 1845-46

By: Surtees, R. S.: Robert Smith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1923

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 45836

Condition: Very Good


This issue, (founded on the original edition, published by Rudolph Ackerman in the year 1846) was published 1923. Publisher's original green cloth hardcover boards w/worn but legible gilt spine titles and fox mask on frt cover, brown cloth spine displays well for a 98 year old book. Book is straight and solid, has rubbed tips with boards showing. Former owner's tidy gift dedication on fep, else, no tears or soil within. A bit of foxing present on the age-toned endpapers but the 244 page text is clean and not brittle. Wonderfully illustrated with full page, glossy plates in full color after ... View more info

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Racing For Keeneland SIGNED

By: Sutton, Elizabeth Henning

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Thomasson-Grant: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37781

ISBN: 156566051X

Condition: Fine


1st edition. Author's presentation copy, signed on illust half title pp: "For Andrew, Thanks so much for coming! Beth H. Sutton 10-13-94". Grey paper covered boards with burg cloth spine and bright gilt titles. Photo illust glossy dj shows few light surface scratches from storage, else as new. Glossy 112 pp text fine. Profusely illust w/color photos. "When young David Jackson witnesses his uncle's filly win a crucial race, he begins to understand the pride and the hard work behind a family tradition of thoroughbred racing. He becomes caught up in the exciting atmosphere of tra... View more info

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Westward Whoa!

By: Thayer, Bert Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Clayton Spicer Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33921

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with red titles soiled and marked, corners bumped and quite rubbed. Solid reading copy, not pretty outside but all there and priced accordingly. Previous owner's name printed on upside-down book plate on front paste down. 80 pp text is tight and bright w/two 1/2" closed tears at foot of two pages. Undated, circa 1949. Internals are very good, profusely illustrated with more than 100 black & white photographs taken at California racetracks that illustrate the owning, breeding and competing of thoroughbreds in racings' heyday. The suits, the dresses, the hats, or the guys in ... View more info

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Thoroughbred Broodmare Records 1962

By: The Blood Horse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31940

Condition: Near Fine


Fine collectible copy with negligible color loss to extremities, tips not rubbed through cloth. Unmarked, no names, notes, tears or soil. First Edition. Top edge of page block in gilt. 1001 pp with 103 pg section: Sires of Broodmares and 167 pg index. Burgundy cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the spine within a black title box. The 24th volume in the series. Acknowledgment of source material is made to Daily Racing Form.and to The Jockey Club". Errata section (following first main section); plus index at rear. View more info

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A Quarter-Century of American Racing and Breeding 1916 Through 1940 Silver Anniversary Edition Reprint

By: The Blood Horse; Paulick, Raymond S. Editor

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 25224

Condition: Very Good


Silver hardcover leatherette boards with green lettering shows color loss at still sharp tips, internally fine with name on fep. 199 pp. Only 2,200 copies of the Silver Anniversary edition of The Blood-Horse were originally published. This reprint has additions to include all winners of American stakes races foaled from 1916 through 1940 and the selection dealing with stallions has been updated to include the entire stud record of each sire. View more info

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Names Currently Not Available in The American Stud Book

By: The Jockey Club Statistical Bureau

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, The Jockey Club: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36621

Condition: Very Good +


Tight, bright paperback with moderate handling/storage soil on white background covers. Watermark at head of spine and along very lower edge of covers, 464 pg text is clean and unmarked. View more info

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Steeplechasing The Lonsdale Library Volume XXXII

By: The Rt. Hon. Lord Willoughby De Broke Et Al

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44482

Condition: Near Fine


Stunning copy in gold cloth boards with bright gilt titles. 334 pgs, No names, tears or soil. Professionally reproduced color illust dj in new mylar displays beautifully. The definitive text, a must have for any complete sporting library. More than suitable for gift giving. Includes: The History of Steeplechasing, The Grand National, Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting, Soldiers in the Saddle, Point-to-Point Racing, The National Hunt Committee, Breeding of Steeplechasers, Breeding of Winners of the Grand National, Purchase of Steeplechasers, The Early Education of 'Chasers, Schooling over Fe... View more info

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Sporting Honeymoons

By: Thomson, A. W.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Heath Cranton Ltd: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38940

Condition: Very Good +


Tight 1st edition hardcover in beige cloth covered boards w/orange ruled margins and titles. Light age-toning along foot of spine. Spine ends bumped, tips fairly sharp. Tidy name/addy on fep, else tight and bright. 286 pp. Lovely color illustrated dust jacket is a professional reproduction showing small chips and light surface soil with loss at center fore-edge of rear panel near flap fold and small strip of loss at head of rear panel, chips at spine ends but no loss of text. In Sporting Honeymoons, we enjoy the chronicles of a young married Irish couple, first tenting, and after word settling... 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

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Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding The Story of The Sport and Background of the Horse Industry

By: Underwood, Tom R. Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Coward-McCann: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29116

Condition: Very Good


Sharp straight copy in taupe linen cloth boards with blue titles and horse illustration on cover, spine slightly darkened but title legible. 245 pp, pictorial endpapers. A compilation of stories by various authors and trainers of the day. Chapters include: The Role of Racing by Tom R. Underwood/ Racing as a Sport by Robert F. Kelley/ Racing as a Business by Alexander M. Robb/ The Breeding Background by J. A. Estes/ The Horse Farms by Fred A Purner, Tom R. Underwood and Humphrey Finney/ The Yearling Sales by Nelson Dunstan/ Training the Horse by Joe H. Palmer/ Running of the Race by Neville Dun... View more info

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Virginia Mixed Sale Warrenton, VA Sat. Oct 7, 1972

By: Unknown

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Virginia Sales Co: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37658

Condition: Near Fine


Off-white & green paperback has a small amount of yellowing from age otherwise shows well. Unpaginated text is bright & tight with no tears or soil. The many descriptions of horses for sale in the 1972 Mixed sale in Warrenton, VA at the Horse Show grounds. View more info

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Fasig-Tipton Kentucky September Yearling Sales September 18,1989

By: Unknown

Price: $12.00

Publisher: KY, Fasig-Tipton: 1988

Seller Id: 18707

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright paperback with pictorial softcovers. Base of frt cover separated from spine for 1". Unpaginated, approx 250 pages of info on the yearlings, agents, index to sires & dams, index to consignors etc. Uncommon research volume for any race horse owner. View more info

King of the Castle

By: Vaughan, Carol

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Blackie: 1968

Seller Id: R46489

ISBN: 0216872146

Condition: Fine


Possible first edition hardcover in orange paper covered boards showing bumped head of spine, foot of spine and four tips still sharp. Not exlib. 124 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Book opens to half title but I see no evidence of a removed fep. Price-clipped dust jacket shows a little color loss at extrems and spine backstrip. Also shows a kid on a black horse, racing uphill to a castle, next to this person, is a unsaddled white horse also galloping along to the castle. Anna has a special gift for handling horses - and people. When her mother buys a cottage next to the Castle Stables... View more info

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The History and Romance of the Horse

By: Vernon, Arthur

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Halcyon House: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 40789

Condition: Near Fine


Very good reprint hardcover in mustard yellow cloth boards with illustration in a circle of a horsehead on frt panel, no dj. Spine w/brown framed title slightly sunned, Tips and spine ends barely brushed, not frayed. Thick volume of 525 pp. Former owners name stamp on age toned frt paste down. Well illustrated in b/w. Comprehensive history of the horse from the dawn of man to today (c1939). Very attractive, gift quality volume. An amazing chronological history of the horse including descriptions of famous horses in history. View more info

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A Plea for Sanity in Thoroughbred Racing

By: Vickers, Captain Reginald J., M.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27830

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in beige boards with b/w photo of TB yearling on cover. Original onion skin sleeve present and in VG shape showing light foxing and only light wear at tips. Spine ends and board tips still sharp. Internally fine save for light finger soil on title page and light foxing on endpapers. 55 pgp. A plea to eliminate early training of horses so that they are not broken down at an early age. Includes: They Deserve Better Treatment, Early Days of a Thoroughbred, The Significance of Early Female Racing on Future Reproduction, Early Racing of Colts, The Incentive for Racing Immature Thorough... View more info

Image for Long Live The Horse  An Anthology

Long Live The Horse An Anthology

By: Walker, Stella A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Limited: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33053

Condition: Very Good


Very good red hardcover with gilt title on backstrip. Tips and spine ends sharp. Bookplate from Nat'l Sporting Library on frt pastedn. 156 pp text as new. No dj. Illust w/photos and drawings. A charming collection of poems, quotations, short letters and musings about the horse, it's history, it's lore and our love for him. View more info

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Breeding Thoroughbreds

By: Wall, Colonel John F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33797

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp 1st edition hardcover in green cloth boards with bright white titles. Former owner's tidy name on fep, text crisp and unmarked. Faint foxing on first few leaves. Unclipped DJ in new mylar shows small-moderate chips and few closed tears but displays ok in new mylar. 180 pp. with 61 black-and-white illustrations many photos plus a folding pedigree of Family No. 8 (The Bustler Mare) which is often missing. John F. Wall, retired Colonel in the U.S. Cavalry, was a leading American authority on the horse, and as the author of "Thoroughbred Bloodlines" and other books, had a large fol... View more info

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Lionel Edwards Master of the Sporting Scene

By: Watson, J.N.P.; Foreword By The Marquess of Dufferin and Ava.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsman's Press: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46253

ISBN: 0948253088

Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition = both the same year: 1986. Olive/brown paper covered boards with lightly bumped (not rubbed) tips and spine ends. One glue spot on each solid green pastedown from formerly placed jacket, micro initials on frt pastedn, fep & endppr removed plus a whited out circular spot on middle of title page and copyright page. No library stamps, card pockets or call tags on book or dj. May have been part of a personal sporting collection at one time. Remainder of the 127 pp, profusely illust text as new. Unclipped dj in new mylar is fine, no tears or color loss, a... View more info

The Classic Racehorse

By: Willett, Peter

Price: $17.00

Publisher: KY, The University of Kentucky Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45945

ISBN: 0813114772

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Super lightly brushed tips of unclipped dj show a touch of color loss, else displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy. 272 pp text is crisp and unmarked, Full of lore, history and thoughts to the future by former president of the British Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Illust with b/w photos of such supreme champions as Eclipse, , Diomed, St. Simon, Sceptre, Pretty Polly, Tourbillion, Hyperion, Nearco, Birkhahn, Star Kingdom, Ribot, Bold Ruler, Anili... View more info

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My Favourite Horse Stories

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Lutterworth Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 13962

ISBN: 0718814215

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover, no jacket. Lightly brushed tips, somewhat yellowed spine and head of boards. 160 pp text as new with some nice b/w sketches to begin each story. A selection of 15 short stories about horses. These stories were compiled by Dorian Williams, a famous writer on horse, more so in Great Britain than in the United States. One of the stories included is Scene 7, Act III, of Henry V by William Shakespeare. Some of the stories are abridgments of well known whole books on horses. Author's included are: Colin O'Leary/ Monica Dickens/ Dick Francis/ John Hislop, Leo Tolstoy, Viscoun... View more info