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The Saturday Horse

By: Hardcastle, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: England, Mammoth: 1990

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 10148

ISBN: 0749704411

Condition: Very Good


Nice revised paperback showing light edge wear, rear cover crease, barely visible yellow former name on sticker on inside cover, 128 pp text tight and bright with ghosting from erased pencil price on fep. When Ginny first sees a chestnut racehorse she is determined to become his groom and discover the reason behind his poor performance on the track. This novel by the author of "Fast From the Gate" and "The Switch Horse" provides insight into the daily life of a racing stable. View more info

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The Switch Horse

By: Hardcastle, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen Children's Books Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46431

ISBN: 0416874509

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in red paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips still sharp, no names, tears or soil in the 125 pp text. Un-clipped original color illustrated dust wrapper shows a girl standing next to a grey horse in a stream. Pretty darn tame horse as it is halter-less and is controlled by having his left front and right rear legs tied up to stakes that are sunk in the soft sand of the river bed. This is the sequel to Hardcastle's: The Saturday Horse. It is fast-moving and exciting and brings to life all the drama ... View more info

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Top Horse of Crescent Ranch

By: Hastings, Howard L.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: NY, Cupples & Leon Company: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44121

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with some spotting on backstrip. Tips sharp, spine ends bumped, 248 p. text fine. Professionally reproduced, price clipped color illust dust wrapper in new mylar has wrap around art to backstrip, shows color loss at extremities and small chips at tips and spine ends. This is the former copy of Eve Douglas Prime with her tasteful owl bookplate on frt pastedn. Eve was former MFH of the Middleburg Beagles and an avid horse racing enthusiast who gave of herself tirelessly to the local foxhunting and horse racing scene here in Virginia. This is the thrilling ta... View more info

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Pal O'Mine King Of The Turf

By: Hawkes, Clarence

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, Milton Bradley Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44641

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing. Tan cloth boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends, dk brn titles and jockey in silks on galloping horse in circle medallion on frt bd. Professionally reproduced color illust jacket shows open chips and loss at head of backstrip taking some of the word Pal but still legible, now in new mylar with bay horse head in front of fox hunting scene on frt panel. Unclipped 95c price on flap. 228 p. text browned but not brittle. Faint pencil gift dedication on fep easily erased if desired. In the blue-grass of Old Kentucky, with its stately mansions, formal... View more info

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Pal O'Mine King Of The Turf

By: Hawkes, Clarence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, Milton Bradley Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46495

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing hardcover in tan cloth covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends, dk brn titles and jockey in silks on galloping horse in circle medallion on frt bd. Small blue ink smudge in middle of frt pastedown and a blue ink stamped former owner's name under the frt flap. Fep removed. Original, unclipped color illust dust jacket is browned and brittle, has many chips all over, now in new mylar with bay horse head in front of fox hunting scene on frt panel. 228 p. text is slightly age-toned but not brittle. In the blue-grass of Old Kentucky, with its stately ... View more info

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Hoof-Beats

By: Hawkins, Homer

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1932

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15684

Condition: Good +


Nice hardcover with black titles on soiled and spotted muted orange cloth. 1932 1st edition, 1st printing. All 4 tips and spine ends bumped but not rubbed. There is one 1/4" closed surface tear about mid spine through the cloth and 1st cardboard layer, else straight and square, page block unaffected. Tasteful former owners bookplate on frt pastedown along with her signature and Christmas 1978 at foot of frt end paper. There is no dust jacket and it is not a former library copy. Measures 11 1/4" tall x 8 3/4" wide x 3/4" thick. The 71 pp heavier weight text is tight and br... View more info

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The Thoroughbred Athlete and The Racing Industry An Overview of Thoroughbred Racing in North America

By: Hendershot, Peggy

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Thoroughbred Racing Commuications Inc: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25882

Condition: Near Fine


Negligible surface wear to extremities, internally as new. 82 pgs plus appendices. Chapters include: Thoroughbred Racin'g National and International Impact, Racing by the Numbers, Thoroughbred Ownership, Training the Equine Athlete, Ensuring the Safety of Racing, Two-Year-Old Racing, Equine Athletic Injuries, Equine Diseases, Equine Medical Research, Alternate Uses for the Thoroughbred, The Horse Slaughter Industry, Appendices: The Illustrated Thoroughbred. View more info

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Lone Rider's Justice

By: Henderson, Colt

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Hodder and Stoughton - The Western Book Club: 1961

Seller Id: R46378

Condition: Very Good


Reprint hardcover in red paper covered boards with black spine title. Not exlib. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Board bottoms have a 'ding' from hitting something. 192 pp text is tight and bright with foxing on page block fore-edge and an ink gift dedication dated 1961 on fep. Book itself shows no date. Original un-clipped dj has a 1" chip at head of spine, and color loss/rubbing at tips but still displays well with vivid cover illustration of two men on horseback racing away from a fire and each other. Plain cream colored rear dj panel shows light surface soil and shows five... View more info

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Born to Trot

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1950

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 40299

Condition: Near Fine


2nd printing hardcover in straight tight, brown cloth covered boards with gilt trotting horse on cover. Text tight and bright. Stated second printing with letter B on copyright page. Unclipped color dj in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows color loss at tips and small filled in sticker pull on lower left corner of ftt bd. A story about a boy, Gibson White, and his horse, Rosalind, a Standardbred trotting horse. View more info

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Black Gold

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1969

Edition: Eighth Printing

Seller Id: 33754

Condition: Very Good


Two 8th printing paperbacks available. One with small bit of cello tape and sticker pull on front cover, bottom tips of the last pages slightly bumped. The second with a thin, light horizontal line across cover and rubbed tips. 172 p. No one thinks much of Black Gold because he is so small. But Jaydee sees something special in his eyes. He knows Black Gold would be great if he was his rider! Finally, Jaydee gets his wish, and Black Gold grows strong and fast under his careful hands. Soon it would be time for the most important race in America. Did they really have what it takes to win? ... View more info

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Born to Trot

By: Henry, Marguerite

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1953

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 33232

Condition: Very Good


3rd printing exlib hardcover in lightly soiled yellow boards. All pages and pocket present. Light finger soil on some margins. Solid copy in prof reproduced dust wrapper with light edgewear, traces of a sticker pull on frt cover upper corner but displays very well in new mylar. A story about a boy, Gibson White, and his horse, Rosalind, a Standardbred trotting horse. View more info

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Crab The Roan

By: Herald, Kathleen

Price: $175.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46371

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality first edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with bumped tips and spine ends. Few very light marks on boards, tidy name on fep, one light soil spot hear hinge on fep and following 4 pages, 158 pp text is crisp and clean. Illustrated by Peter Beigel. Very English in detail, very knowledgeable in horsemanship, Kathleen Herald's books have a rather special audience, but they are marked by an intensity of feeling, spiked by a wry, dry humor which appeals to those girls who want something more than the average, hackneyed horse story. View more info

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Crab The Roan

By: Herald, Kathleen

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Adam & Charles Black: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46883

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in red paper covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Boards are bright, clean and square. No names, tears or soil within the 158 pp text. A few light foxing marks on edge of page block. Inner hinge papers are fine. Book has no weird smells. Original dust jacket and book illustrated by Peter Beigel. Salmon background jacket shows two horses jumping neck-and-neck over a water jump, a black line drawing by P.B. on frt panel, plus four full page black & white line drawings within. Spine ends, and both ends of dj panels show chips but all the cover and ... View more info

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Horses, Mules, and Ponies and How to Keep Them

By: Herbert, Henry William

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Lyons Press: 2000

Edition: First Printing

Seller Id: 7303

ISBN: 1585741477

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine, 1st printing paperback that appears unread. Negligible color loss at one tip from storage. 425 pp text crisp and unmarked. This complete guide, originally published in 1859, includes every subject of interest to those who, for pleasure or business, own or use a horse. A vivid historical portrait of horse keeping prior to the American Civil War, though much of it is still relevant and useful to today's breeders and stablemen. Includes How to Breed Horses/ Breeds and Characteristics of Ponies/ How to Breed Mules/ How to Buy a Horse/ How to Stable and Groom a Horse/ Harnesses/ Carri... View more info

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Point-to-Point A Story of Steeplechasing

By: Herbert, Ivor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Follett Publishing Co.:

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller Id: 45635

Condition: Near Fine


First US printing. Orange hardcover with black title spine and racing horse on frt board. No dj. Not exlib. 160 pp well illustrated with line drawings by Peter Biegel. A fictional story about racing over jumps. View more info

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The Pony Plot

By: Herbert, Sara

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Target Books: 1975

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 46753

ISBN: 0426109627

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality paperback book appears unread. There is light color loss on periphery from storage but it is clearly an unused copy. Straight, sharp book in color illustrated card covers with no spine creases. 127 pp text is browning but not brittle. No former owner's names, ink marks, or loose pages. Purple background rear cover shows the most color loss but still displays well on the shelf. 'I turned the reluctant pony down the track and inched slowly forward. It was at that moment that I heard a sudden noise ahead of me - voices, and a soft nicker! Mad thoughts were racing through my mi... View more info

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Spike and the Professor and Doreen at the Races

By: Hickey, Tony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ireland, Poolbeg Press Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 8666

ISBN: 185371089X

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition soft cover with negligible surface wear to tips of glossy pictorial wrapper, small sticker pull on rear cover, text as new. 196 pg lightly age-toned text appears unread. View more info

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The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes Racing and Steeple-Chasing

By: His Grace the Duke of Beaufort; Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire and W.G. Craven; The Hon F. Lawley; Coventry, Arthur; Watson, Alfred E.T.

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green and Co.: 1887

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 33049

Condition: Good


Bumped and rubbed extremities, spine slightly cocked, lovely illust endpps show heavy foxing and tasteful bookplate from the County Club of Brookline, Mass on frt pastedown. Tissue guarded frontis shows foxing, color plate itself only faintly foxed, tissue more so. 419 pp text tight with occasional foxing throughout. A foundation work on the subject, includes: RACING: History of Horse Racing, Horses of Ancient Britain, The Progress of the Sport, History of the Jockey Club, Racing Officials, Newmarket, Racing in the "Provinces", Racing Servants, Breeding, Treatment of Yearlings, Early... View more info

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The Turf

By: Hislop, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33953

Condition: Very Good +


Boards are clean, tips sharp. Front and rear paste downs and endpps are aged toned. Dj priced clipped. Back sunned but title on dj quite legible. 1/'2" closed tear at head of rear panel, DJ now in mylar and displays well. 48 pp. 8 plates in color and 23 illustrations in black & white. The British People in Pictures series View more info

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Far From a Gentleman

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31567

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition in green cloth boards w/presentation plate on front end paper, this book was a gift of famous author/sportsman Alexander Mackay-Smith to the National Sporting Library in 1973. No pocket or stamps. Not a circulated copy or traditional exlib. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light wear at extrems, few pieces of clear cello tape at spine ends does not detract. 304 pp. This is a story of the Turf, based on over twenty-five years' practical experience and told with unusual insight, clarity and feeling. The author, who is acknowledged to be the best writ... View more info