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Image for The Most Glorious Crown - The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Secretariat

The Most Glorious Crown - The Story of America's Triple Crown Thoroughbreds from Sir Barton to Secretariat

By: Drager, Marvin

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Winchester Press: 1975

Seller Id: 38993

ISBN: 0876911599

Condition: Near Fine


Slate blue cloth boards with red lettering on spine; negligible rubbing on extremities. Unclipped dj pictorial front and rear panels, 1/2 in. x 1/4 in. chip on lower front edge, 1-1/4 in. closed tear on upper gutter. Shows well in new mylar. 216 pp. of clean & crisp text with the most complete collection of photographs of the Triple Crown champions ever assembled in a single book. Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index. The Most Glorious Crown is the indisputable work on the entire history of the rarest of horse racing events, detailing each of the 9 Triple Crown champion... View more info

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $127.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45791

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Boards bright and clean, only a trace of soil on foot of boards, tips sharp, spine ends barely bumped. Micro 'ding' on foot of rear board, Internally as new without names, tears or soil. 219 pp. Color photo dj has no damage, displays beautifully in new mylar. NOT ex-library. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days as a child in England and spans a... View more info

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $107.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34096

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Light age-toning and spotting on boards, tips remain sharp, although slightly brushed. Lightly bowed frt board. Internally as new without names, tears or soil. Color photo dj has chip at lower fore-edge of flap fold and one closed tear at foot of rear panel but displays well in new mylar. NOT ex-library. 219 pp. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days ... View more info

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Horse Back Riding from a Medical Point of View

By: Durant, Ghislani

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Cassell, Petter & Galpin: 1878

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44667

Condition: Good


Good solid 1878 first edition red cloth hardcover with bright gilt pair of riders on horseback, one gentleman astride, one lady aside riding on cover. Gilt title on spine rubbed but legible, color loss and rubbing at all extremities. Light watermarks at periphery of end papers only, text bright and unaffected with occasional foxing on prelims. 137 pp with 6 pp of adverts in rear including some lovely etchings. One advert is for a riding school where one can purchase twenty riding lessons for $30. Chapters include: Of Movements in the Functions of Life/ Medical Gymnastics/ Mechanism of Horse-... View more info

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The Good Luck Colt

By: Eames, Genevieve Torrey; Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1966

Seller Id: R46586

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition hardcover in color illustrated, white background paper covered boards with a sticker pull near but not affecting the title on frt board. White background sort of yellowed. Rear board has a list of other offerings Spine ends bumped, 3 tips still sharp. 191 pp text is browned but not brittle. No names, tears or soil in the text. Not exlib. Martin takes care of an orphaned colt and plans to train him as a trotter, but his dad, who is busy with his own trotter, wants to train the unregistered colt as a saddle horse. View more info

The Good Luck Colt

By: Eames, Genevieve Torrey; Illust by Paul Brown

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner: 1966

Seller Id: R45686

Condition: Very Good


Third printing of the first edition hardcover in color illustrated, white background paper covered boards with a sticker pull near but not affecting the title on frt board. White background sort of yellowed. Rear board has a list of other offerings Spine ends bumped, 3 tips still sharp. 191 pp text is browned but not brittle. No names, tears or soil in the text. Not exlib. Martin takes care of an orphaned colt and plans to train him as a trotter, but his dad, who is busy with his own trotter, wants to train the unregistered colt as a saddle horse. View more info

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Stable Girl Working for the Family SIGNED

By: Easton, Patricia Harrison

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 11239

ISBN: 0152783407

Condition: Very Good +


Tight and bright with two bits of clear tape on inner hinges, no split paper, but there nonetheless. Dedicated by author on title page "For the children of Mellon Elementary School, Best wishes, Patricia H. Easton 7/11/91. Landscape format, 48 pp. Portrays a day in the life of Danielle, who works in her family's racing stable and helps in the family business of training racehorses. View more info

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The Complete Horse Book

By: Edwards, Elwyn Hartley; Geddes, Candida

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Ward Lock: 1991

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller Id: 16040

ISBN: 0706370546

Condition: Very Good


Very good 1st paperback edition with light rubs to cover corners, 334 pp text tight, bright and unmarked. An authoritative survey of all aspects of both horses, and horsemanship, combining a wealth of practical and technical guidance with a wide variety of historical and general background information. Topics covered include horse breeds throughout the world, managing, training and riding horses, and horse sports and competitions. View more info

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Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age

By: Eisenberg, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33059

ISBN: 0446530700

Condition: Near Fine


Two first edition hardcovers available. One is inscription and former owner names/markings free but has a one inch long x indentation on frt board and two micro soil dots on frt board, the other one with former owner's ink-less embossed medallion imprint on blank end papers. I'll sell the first described book to the first buyer if they want only one copy. Once that is sold, this description will reflect the condition of the ink-less embossed seal. 288 page text as new. Reproduction dj looks fab in new mylar. In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white T... View more info

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McGovern's Horses

By: Elsen, Tim

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Methuen London Ltd: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46595

ISBN: 0413501302

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover (so stated) in green slick paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Not exlib. Tips and spine ends barely bumped, faint foxing on endpapers, rest of 208 pp text is clean, crisp and unmarked. no names, tears or soil. When horse trainer Mike McGovern was offered the chance to buy a brilliant stable of race horses, including the magnificent El Dorado for the knock-down price of 10 million, he did not hesitate. But with the McGovern stables short of cash, there was no alternative but to go to a shady money-lender for the sum, and that meant putting his ... View more info

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Fan's Guide To Harness Racing

By: Emerson, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Greenberg: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31114

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in red cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Glue residue on frt pastedown from removed bookplate. Price clipped dj with lightly sunned spine shows chipping at spine ends and rubbing at tips but displays well with b/w photo image of three racing trotters abreast. 200 pg reference tells what to look for when you bet, differences between trotters and pacers, terms, equipment, performance charts, driver ratings, records, breeding, history, owners, trainers, stakes, futurities, early closers etc. View more info

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American Race Horses 1957 An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

By: Estes, Joe; et al

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45016

Condition: Very Good +


Rust cloth with bumped tips and few light white smudges on foot of frt and rear covers, no marks on back strip, gilt titles bright. 326 pp. Hinges fine, no former owners marks, soil or tears inside. View more info

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Big Bum. The Story of Bret Hanover

By: Evans, Donald P.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Arco: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43872

ISBN: 0668027517

Condition: Good


1st edition, 3rd printing hardcover in green cloth with red title spine shows rubbed tips and spine ends. 220 pp. Crossed out name on fep. 1st An account of the harness racing career of driver Frank Ervin and his favorite 1960s champion horse Bret Hanover, known as Big Bum. View more info

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Horses In The Valley

By: Fairfax-Lucy, Brian

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1948

Seller Id: R46593

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing of the first edition in red cloth covered boards with black spine title. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, upper tips still sharp but there is some color loss or 'mottling' covering parts of the upper.75" down from head of boards as if something was adhered to it and pulled away, but there is no paper loss, only color missing. No names, tears or soil in the 224 pp text, it is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked, but does show foxing on the edges of the page block only. Not exlib, hinge papers are fine, book is straight and square. Original, un-clipped color illustrated ... View more info

Horses In The Valley

By: Fairfax-Lucy, Brian

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Oxford University Press: 1948

Seller Id: R45693

Condition: Very Good


Fourth printing of the first edition in red cloth covered boards with black spine title. Spine ends and lower tips bumped, upper tips still sharp but there is some color loss or 'mottling' covering parts of the upper.75" down from head of boards as if something was adhered to it and pulled away, but there is no paper loss, only color missing. No names, tears or soil in the 224 pp text, it is tight, bright, crisp and unmarked, but does show foxing on the edges of the page block only. Not exlib, hinge papers are fine, book is straight and square. Original, un-clipped color illustrated ... View more info

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Racing In Art

By: Fairley, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Rizzoli International Publications Inc: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38190

ISBN: 0847812340

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful dark blue hardcover with silver gilt lettering has negligible wear. Unclipped dj has light curling on upper edge otherwise shows well. 224 tight & bright pages without tears or writing but fep has a tiny white area on the light blue paper from erased former pencil price, ghosting present. In this beautifully illustrated survey of racing in art, John Fairley presents the masterpieces of the genre from around the world and describes in his lively text the evolution of one of the great traditions of painting. View more info

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The Black Stallion Mystery

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1957

Seller Id: 45647

ISBN: 0394806131

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing hardcover in beige cloth, 202 p. text crisp and unmarked, age toning on endpps, corners still sharp, not exlib. Professionally reproduced illust price clipped dj in new mylar shows a tiny chip at frt board fore edge but displays beautifully. When three foreign colts arrived in the US to be sold at the yearling sales, young Alec Ramsay, who was among the first to see them, realized they were worth their weight in gold. They looked enough like his world-famed Black Stallion to have had the same sire, yet desert records stated that such a horse was dead. Were the records wrong? ... View more info

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The Black Stallion and Satan

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1949

Edition: 17th Printing

Seller Id: 44304

Condition: Very Good +


Brilliant 17th printing hardcover in rust cloth boards with black illustration of The Black Stallion on the front cover. Professionally reproduced unclipped dj in new mylar shows very light wear at tips, displays well. 208 pp. A race between the Black and Satan is inevitable, but unexpected events put the horses in the path of a raging forest fire. Suddenly, they are racing for their lives. View more info

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The Black Stallion Returns

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1945

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 44303

ISBN: 0394806026

Condition: Very Good +


Nice copy in beige paper covered boards with small 'ding' at foot of frt board, spine ends bumped, tips still sharp, no names, tears or soil. Bright yellow endpps illust with black art of The Black in a horse race. Professionally reproduced unclipped, unpriced dj in new mylar displays beautifully. No indication of which printing it is but definitely a modern and cheap reprint. 230 pp. In this, the second book in the series, the heart-stopping adventures of the Black Stallion continue as Alec discovers that two men are after the Black. View more info

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The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1954

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46329

ISBN: 0394806107

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in bright, clean turquoise cloth boards with white title and black running horse and author name on backstrip. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped. Former owner name and small sticker pull on cream front end paper, 248 pp text is fine. Book displays well in professionally reproduced color illust dj in new mylar showing light rubs at tips. On the eve of the world-famous Hambletonian harness race at Goshen, NY, Alec Ramsay turned away from the close scrutiny of his old friend, Henry Dailey. Alec was sick with worry and fear. He and Bonfire, the second son of the Black Stall... View more info