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Cavalcade of American Horses

By: Crowell, Pers

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Garden City Books: 1951

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 34645

Condition: Very Good +


Green cloth boards look fab despite lightly bumped spine ends and very lightly bumped tips. DJ shows small chips at extremities and light watermarks on white background flaps but displays well in new mylar jacket. 311 pp without names or tears. Faint watermark on foot of page block does not detract. Rare, early Garden City Second Printing. A treasure trove of information about every recognized breed of light horse popular in America today. Pers begins with the story of prehistoric men and horses, traces the history of horses in the great civilizations of the past and in the more recent culture... View more info

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Cavalcade of American Horses

By: Crowell, Pers

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Bonanza Books: 1951

Edition: First Printing

Seller Id: 33619

Condition: Very Good +


VG 1st printing hardcover in vg dust wrapper. Grey paper covered boards with light grey cloth spine look fab despite bumped spine ends and very light rub to foot of front board fore-edge. DJ shows small chips at extrems but displays very well in new mylar jacket. 311 pp. Tidy gift dedication on fep. A treasure trove of information about every recognized breed of light horse popular in America today. Pers begins with the story of prehistoric men and horses, traces the history of horses in the great civilizations of the past and in the more recent cultures of Great Britain and Western Europe. Th... View more info

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Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $35.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46349

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality book in color illustrated glossy hardcover boards showing a few super light scratches from storage. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of harness racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. A perfect gift for the horse lover who has it all. View more info

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Steeplechasing and Hunt Racing in America 1948

By: Daily Racing Form; Wood, Chris Jr. And Cooper, John E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Triangle Publications, Inc.: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33033

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in rust leatherette boards with fairly sharp tips and spine ends, no rubbing. Gift dedication on fep, light foxing on rep. 290 pp crisp and unmarked. A reference book on Steeplechasing and Hunt Racing, containing official charts and other comprehensive and authoritative info, including complete statistics for 1948. View more info

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The Sports Library Riding, Driving and Kindred Sports

By: Dale, T. F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44351

Condition: Good +


Not ex-lib. Solid reading copy in light green cloth with brn titles, cloth frayed at tips and spine ends, lifting from boards a bit, Well protected in clear mylar sleeve. Rear hinge paper cracked, frt fine, page block holding tight. 207 pp. Tissue-guarded frontis present. In a series intended as a kind of "cheap Badminton Library" for younger, less affluent sportsmen of the coming 20th century. The "kindred sports" are polo, hog- and jackal-hunting, and horse racing. With a chapter on riding and hunting for women. View more info

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Shrimp Harris

By: Davy, Colin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1946

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 34584

Condition: Good


Poss 1st edition, only date is 1946 on copyright page. Solid hardcover in splotchy blue cloth boards, tips bumped but not rubbed. Gift dedication on fep, text tight and bright. 282 p. untrimmed at edges. The action packed tale of the life of a young red haired boy who begins with ponies, then foxhunting and ends up a jockey. View more info

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The Thoroughbred Business Inside the Modern Bloodstock Industry

By: De Moubray, Jocelyn

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Hamish Hamilton: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 26634

ISBN: 0241123798

Condition: Near Fine


Lightly bumped tips of book and unclipped dj. 222 pp text fine. In contrasting the bloodstock business in the United States and in Britain, Ireland and Europe during the boom of the 1970's and 1980's, the author explains who gained most and why, and describes some of the new leaders in the industry, as well as more public figures such as Robert Sangster, Wayne Lukas and Sheikh Mohammad. The author also considers the nature of the horse breeding business, It depends upon the horse's wellbeing and its popular appeal, and yet horses are frequently abused for the sake of short-term commercial gai... View more info

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The Wonder Book of Horses

By: Dell, Catherine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Grisewood and Dempsey Ltd: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 10375

ISBN: 9997779568

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition glossy hardcover 38 pg info book with LOTS of color photos. Pictorial endpps, Light surface scratches on glossy boards, corners pointed, text as new. Includes: About Horses: Ancestors, Horse Talk, The Specialists, Living Wild. Horses for Sport: Racing, Jumping and Eventing, A Sporting Life. Work Horses: Going Places, War Horses, In the City, In the Country, The Entertainers. A Horse of Your Own: Learning to Ride, Looking After a Horse, Tack, Index. View more info

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The Quarter Running Horse

By: Denhardt, Robert Moorman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, Red River Books Division: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46714

ISBN: 0806135689

Condition: Very Good


First published 1979 by Univ of OK Press. This is stated the second printing of the first Red River Books division 2003. Published with 62 b/w photographs and line drawings. Matte color photo-illustrated softcover displays beautifully. Tips and spine ends sharp, no names, tears or soil within the 302 pp text. Equine specialist Robert Moorman Denhardt presents the story of the origins and evolution by b reeding of America's horse: the Quarter Running Horse. A thorough account that begins in 1607 with the earliest colonial importations of horses and continuing to the Quarter Horse's cros... View more info

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The Copper Horse

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. LTD.:

Seller Id: R46472

Condition: Near Fine


No date of publication listed in this gift quality hardcover bound in grey cloth covered boards with black spine title. There is some bleed-through due to some red liquid staining the backstrip of the dj, three short lines of red on the center of the cloth book spine. Book shows one bumped tip, faint darkening on head and foot of boards. Original, price-clipped dust jacket has one micro chip 1/8" x 1/2" at foot of dj spine, foxing and a water stain at head of rear gutter area, the afore-mentioned red stain under the horse head drawing found there. Cream colored rear panel offers man... View more info

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Head High, Hands Low A Story of Horses, Ponies and Riders

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson's Books for Young People:

Seller Id: R46474

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in rust cloth covered boards that are lightly bumped at spine ends, tips still sharp. No date of publication listed within. 192 p. clean and bright internally with a partial remnant of a bookplate on fep and a spine crack at pp 64 opposite color plate. Illustrated with 4 color plates by Lionel Edwards. Original, price-clipped color illustrated dust jacket matches the first color plate inside and shows light color loss at tips, spine ends and along front flap fold. Also shows soil on darkened background rear panel that has other offerings from this: Hutchi... View more info

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Second Fiddle, Son of Viola

By: Dent, Captain C.H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. LTD.: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46475

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in royal blue paper covered boards with black spine title. Book shows some age-toning in fep where the dust jacket didn't touch the fep. Foot of spine end lower tips bumped, uppers remain sharp. 208 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Original, un-clipped dust jacket has a rub at upper board tip and other corners show tiny bits of color loss, 1/2" closed tear at head of solid yellow rear panel, displays beautifully in new mylar. The future of John Bramber's famous racing stables rests precariously on the behaviour of the Viola colt in his first race at Epsom. Will ... View more info

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Head High, Hands Low A Story of Horses, Ponies and Riders

By: Dent, Captain C.H.; Illust Lionel Edwards

Price: $32.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson's Books for Young People:

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 17688

Condition: Very Good


Possible first printing hardcover in rust cloth covered boards that are lightly bumped, slightly cocked. No date of publication listed within. 192 p. clean and bright internally, illustrated with 4 color plates by Lionel Edwards. Beautiful, price-clipped color illustrated dust jacket matches the first color plate inside and shows light color loss at tips, spine ends and along front flap fold. Also shows soil on darkened background rear panel that has other offerings from this: Hutchinson's Chestnut Library. This DJ is a professional reproduction that displays well in new mylar. A racing ... View more info

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Sweepstakes Colt

By: Dent, Cecil

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, John Hamilton Limited:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46568

Condition: Good


Straight sharp probable first edition hardcover in buff colored cloth covered boards with bumped tips and spine ends. Board fore edges are discolored ecru color but there is no musty smells, no mold, etc. 256 page block unaffected and has no names, tears, writing or soil. Price-clipped dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully from the front, spine panel is sunned but shows well the wrap around b/w drawing of two race horses, who are neck and neck with the pack behind them. Title still legible on this sunned spine. Few short chips at spine ends, color loss at tips and along flap fold... View more info

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Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Volume III Part Five - Horse Shows, Race Meetings, Hunter Trials, Mounted Sports, Exhibition Rides

By: Department of Horsemanship

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KS, The Cavalry School: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38451

Condition: Very Good


Yellow reprint paperback with black fabric spine has name at head of cover, is soiled and discolored. 107 pages with crisp text and no tears but pages are lightly soiled a few have water stains along lower edge. A continuation of the previous volumes on Horsemanship and Horsemastership part five is the compilation of your desired work - the show or meet. The purpose of which is to give the horsemen an opportunity to compare the quality and ability of their horses with those of other competitors. View more info

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It's Stunning Kid!

By: DiFiore, Frank R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Westcliff Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22680

ISBN: 0932896006

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine, original, unclipped dj in new mylar. 1 tiny chip at head of rear dj panel. 154 p. No front endppr, book opens to title page. A novel of intrigue, about horses and the people who breed them, one way or another! Nice fireside fiction for any race fan. View more info

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The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32015

Condition: Fair


Red leather boards with backstrip missing, 372 pg text tight and unmarked with occasional light foxing. Two taped closed tears, one chip from carelessly opened page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing and foxhunting in England. Chapters include: Turf History/ Trainers and Jockeys/ The Betting Ring/ Mr. Kirby and the Foreigners/ Newmarket in the Olden Time/ Sam Chifney/ George IV/ Lord Darlington and Mr. Thornhill/ Priam and Zinganer/ Cardsellers, Touts, and Augurs/ Blood Sires/ Blood Mares/ Breeding o... View more info

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Silk and Scarlet

By: Dixon, Henry Hall (The Druid)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Vinton & Co., Limited: 1912

Edition: Third Edition

Seller Id: 32014

Condition: Fair


3rd edition 1912. Red leather boards with back strip missing, 374 pg text tight with fragile original ribbon marker sewn in. Occasional foxing on outer leaves including title page. Offered as a bookbinding candidate. One of seven volumes in the "Druid Sporting Library". Reminiscences of horse racing in England. Chapters include: Dick Christian Again/ Olden Times/ Silk/ Jockeys/ Trials/ The Foreign Market/ Scarlet. Illustrated with four engravings. View more info

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Men, Horses and Hunting

By: Dixon, William Scarth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40009

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt title spine and publishers blindstamped urn in circle on rear board. 333 pp with vintage bookstore sticker on ft of rear pastdn. Tidy name on fep: Dr. William Lay, former MFH of Oakbrook Hounds, IL. B/w photo frontis of Dixon and 8 other full page b/w photo plates within showing steeplechases, close ups of locals: Father O'Flynn: winner of the Grand National and other shots. Top edge of pg block dyed red, others uncut. Some foxing on margins of preliminaries, internals clean. Chapters include: Some Childhoods Memories/ School Days and School Wa... View more info

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Horse Laughs

By: Dolch, Edward W. and Marguerite P.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: IL, Garrard Publishing Co.: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 19033

Condition: Very Good


Negligible surface wear, sticker stain on inside cover is not visible on frt cover. Four horse stories adapted from a Dolch Basic Vocabulary Book. 38 p. Yellowed residue from formerly placed sticker on inside cover has lightly conveyed onto the title page. Else unmarked. Includes: Old Red: A story about a cowboy and his trusty cowpony who are happy to have finally caught the big red steer. Prince Hal is a story about famous show jumper Pat Smythe and her mount Prince Hal. Carbine is a story about a race horse and finally, Mother Goose is a tale about a circus horse. View more info