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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: $35.00

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

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My Favourite Horse Stories

By: Williams, Dorian

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, The Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1976

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 46354

ISBN: 0600362329

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality paperback is the third printing of the first edition with negligible color loss at periphery from storage. No creases on the glossy color photo illustrated card covers with wrap around art of a pair of bay Clydesdale mares and their foals at pasture. 158 pp text appears unread. Dorian Williams, long known for his association with horses in Britain, presents his choice of favorite horse stories, and Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Monica Dickens and Con O'Leary are only a few of the writers who appear within. There are tales about fox hunting, racing and gymkhanas, a Dick Francis thrille... View more info

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Over The Open Colonial Edition

By: Williams, W. Phillpotts

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, F. V. White & Co: 1897

Seller Id: 44407

Condition: Very Good


Olive green cloth has a scrape on backstrip. Gilt title legible, tips and spine ends show color loss and are bumped but not rubbed through. No Illustrations, not exlib, no DJ. Rare sporting book by the author of "Poems in Pink' and "Plain Poems" and formerly Master and Huntsman of the Netton Harriers. Former owner's pencil name on fep "Buckingham". Few stray short pen & colored pencil marks on frt pastedn. Inner hinges fine. Vintage bookstall circulating library sticker Wyman & Sons Ltd on foot of rear pastedn. Short 1/4 in closed tear at head of blank rep. 294 pp ... View more info

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Jay Trump A Steeplechasing Saga Signed, Ltd. Edition

By: Winants, Peter

Price: $48.00

Publisher: MD, Winants Bros, Inc: 1966

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 34827

Condition: Fine


Limited to 2000 copies, signed and numbered by author Peter Winants. Grey two-tone leatherette with bright yellow titles on cover board and back strip. Shows negligible edge wear from storage, corners and spine ends sharp, no damage or markings from former owners, no fingerprints, creased corners, page tears or damage of any sort. More copies available. Profusely illustrated with photographs of the life and descriptive story of the great steeplechasing horse, his rider, Tommy Smith, and owner, Mrs. Mary Stephenson in England, France (Chantilly) and the USA. Peter Winants was long-time editor ... View more info

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Flatterer The Story of a Steeplechase Champion SIGNED

By: Winants, Peter

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, The Chronicle of the Horse: 1988

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32960

ISBN: 0962012815

Condition: Fine


One of 1,000 copies, this one #358 is signed by Peter Winants on front page. 231 pp plus index. Very lightly bumped (not rubbed) tips, internally as new. Collectible and much-sought offering of steeplechase racing history. Profusely illust w/color and b/w photos, charts, drawings. Gorgeous, collectible and exceedingly rare volume of a stunning brown gelding. Chapters: Comparing Great Horses: Introducing Some Key People and Places/ Flatterer's Folks - By an Honest Stallion Out of a Mare who was "Just a Horse"/ 1982 In Flat Racing - Hard Work and Reasonable Success, But No Place to Go/ 1... View more info

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Harness Horse Racing in the United States and Canada

By: Wrensch, Frank A.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, D. Van Nostrand Company: 1951

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 33959

Condition: Very Good +


Light green cloth with bright gilt image with two harness racing horses frt cover, bright gilt titles on backstrip. Gift dedication fep. Text is tight and bright. 219 pgs. View more info

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Quarter Horse

By: Young, Gordon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Company, Inc: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46372

Condition: Good


First edition hardcover in beige paper covered boards with red spine title and a cow's skull in a circle shows sticker pulls and yellowed cello tape. Book has new endpapers and an old address label on the half title page. The 224 pp text is quite browned and brittle with a 1/2" closed tear at head of title page. Not exlib. Un-clipped dj is 5/8" too short for the book and the white backed mylar sleeve shows there. No call tags on spine, but there is some dark residue on the upper edge of dj, from possible old library style dj protector. Super rare in any condition, esp. in the jack... View more info