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Image for A Glossary of French Bloodstock Terminology

A Glossary of French Bloodstock Terminology

By: Kearney, Mary-Louise

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27777

ISBN: 085131354X

Condition: Fine


Crisp 1st edition paperback. Unread, no names, tears or soil showing negligible wear from storage. 48 pp includes French-English translation of equine terms with the following chapters: Preface, Pedigree, Breeds, Description, Breeding, Identification, Head, Neck, Body, Fore Limbs, Hind Limbs, Coat Color, Marks, Commerce, Sales, Diseases, Racing Documents, Personnel, Racing Administration, The Rules of Racing, Racing Colors, Race Categories, The Organization of a Race, The Going, The Betting System, Performance, The Gaits, Training Terms, The Track Record. View more info

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The Mysterious Legend of Spot SIGNED

By: Kennedy, Daisy Ellen

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, Comet Press Books: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 40425

Condition: Fine


1st edition near mint condition slim green cloth hardcover with bright gilt title on spine. Signed on fep: With Kind Regards, Daisy Ellen Kennedy. Not signed to anyone in particular. Slight color loss at foot of spine, corners and head of spine sharp. 20 p. illustrated in duo-tone (green & black). Exceedingly rare story of a young boy who grew up as a ranch hand and was given a spotted colt from a kindly boss. He raised the colt himself and won a horse race, all told in rhyme. View more info

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H. H. Aga Khan's Irish and French Studs 1976

By: Khan, H. H. Aga; Hall, Cyril: Manager of the Stud

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46789

Condition: As New


Gift quality Aga Khan's Stud Book in green pebbled cloth binding with a diagonal red stripe which is ruled in gilt and has the year 1976 printed in gilt on it, so it was most likely published in 1977 but it is not stated as such. Book shows sharp tips and spine ends, measures approx 4.25" x 5 3/8" x .75". Printed by Brindleys, Dublin. Book begins with the Index, then the mare's pedigree plus her track record (if any). End of book lists the horses in training that year, colts first, then fillies, then blank pedigree charts for you to fill in your own horse's bloodlines. Book... View more info

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Joe & Asbestos Sports Weekly Monday, June 25th 1945. Issue No. 613

By: Kling, Ken

Price: $75.00

Publisher: PA, Philadelphia Daily News: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40281

Condition: Very Good +


Exceedingly rare tri-fold pamphlet on pink paper, illust in black with drawing of cigar smoking, hatted chap holding a black gollywog sort of puppet (we think?). Orig price 25c Is entirely devoted to horse racing tips including Ken Kling's amazingly simple handicapping system, he names 13 different horses and gives a key to deciphering the code presented. Lower half of last page talks of Baseball's Who's Who and mentions Hank Greenberg and his return to baseball after his discharge from the US Army. Also metions five active National League players who are the only five to have hit over 100 hom... View more info

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A Pony of Gold SIGNED

By: Knott, Avril C.R.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: England, Arthur H. Stockwell Ltd:

Edition: Possible First

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 13968

Condition: Near Fine


VG hardcover in red cloth with black running horse on frt and black spine title. No date of publication listed (c.1950s) Spine slightly cocked w/crossed out name on frt paste down. Book is SIGNED by the fifteen-year-old author on title page: "With best wishes Avril C. R. Knott". Near fine original pictorial dj with very light edge wear is in new mylar and displays beautifully. 176 p. with b/w frontis and several illustrations in text, the artist is not credited but did sign the frontis, looks like M.W.Whittington. This is a most absorbing story of Fairest, a beautiful little gold... View more info

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Kilgour's Mare

By: Lamond, Henry G.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Company, Inc: 1943

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 38171

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in light blue cloth with brown horse on cover and brown spine titles. Professionally reproduced clipped dj shows beautifully. 124 tight pages with crisp text has some age discoloration on front & rear paste down and pages are lightly yellowed. The story of Amathea's life from the time she was foaled to the birth of her first colt without romanticizing either men or animals. In a fine, clean prose, it paints a vivid, realistic picture of life as it really is on a great Australian stock ranch - hard, exciting, sometimes cruel, but with a sweep and a horizon unlimited. View more info

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Heroes, Horses & High Society Aiken from 1540

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1982

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 37702

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright, unmarked 4th printing hardcover in moderately worn, unclipped dj in mylar. 151 pgs. Small chip at foot of dj frt panel few small chips and rubbing at extremities, book itself is lovely. The illustrated history Aiken from the famous Wilcox Inn, it's famous visitors including Winston Churchill and his wife, , Count and Countess Bernadette of Sweden, Irene Castle, Elizabeth Arden, Fred Astair and Grace Moore. Winter Residents at the resort have included Vanderbilts, William K and Harold, Grandsons of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Evelyn Walsh McLean of "Hope Diamond" fame... View more info

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Horse Tales

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $28.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 30568

Condition: Good


Glossy brown/cream covers show thoroughbred horse ridden by jockey. 164 pgs of Racing rememberances. Author's presentation copy, dedicated and signed on inside cover. Few pages loose and laid in. Tales behind the scenes at the training center in Aiken, SC. View more info

Has Anyone Seen My Bucket? A Hilarious Collection of Pony and Horse Cartoons

By: Lee, Jared D.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: OH, Jared D. Lee Studio Inc: 1981

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 34518

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing paperback in illustrated white background card covers showing light soil and wear at still sharp tips. 44 pp text as new. Jared Lee will keep you laughing all the way to the barn in this hilarious collection of equine cartoons which include english, western, driving, jumping and other disciplines. View more info

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The Torrance-Clendennin Episode and Other Horse Stories

By: Levey, Clarence D. (Melville)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Privately Published: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44273

Condition: Good


Exceedingly rare first edition, a presentation copy with the following stamp on the head of the dedication pg: Compliments of the Rider & Driver Pub, Co. 1441 Broadway, New York. 154 tight, slightly age-toned pages. Delicate beige/cream floral endpps darkened at extrems, hinges fine. Much sought, gift quality first edition in paper covered boards with a dame riding side saddle on frt board. Red cloth covered backstrip has no title. Upper tip of frt cover outer layer of paper chipped, all tips bumped and rubbed but clearly not an eyesore (see image). Title inside reads as follows: The Torranc... View more info

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The Case of the Counterfeit Racehorse A Jody and Jake Mystery #2

By: Levy, Elizabeth

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Archway/Pocket Books: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 27024

ISBN: 0671299654

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover exlib in perma-bound boards. 164 p. text browning but not brittle. Jody and Jake are psyched about their new jobs helping out at the stables of Mr. Barrett, a famous racehorse trainer and his jockey son, Peter. Jody is looking forward to a wonderful summer until a series of accidents give her the reputation of being accident prone. She is unjustly fired and suspects someone wants her away from the track, and especially away from her favorite horse, Pure Energy. Pure Energy has always been a mystery horse. One day he is calm and docile, the next day he lashes out and... View more info

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The High Mettled Racer Being the Story of "Revenge" Racehorse & Hunter.

By: Lewis, Ernest

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, E.P. Dutton & Co.: 1935

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 37839

Condition: Good


2nd printing hardcover in red cloth with blindstamped horse & rider on front cover has some mottled marks and head & foot of spine are showing a bit of shelf wear. Professionally reproduced dust jacket has a large chip missing from upper edge & head of spine with part of title missing. 276 pages are tight with light yellowing from age and a few at rear of book have small chips missing but none interfere with the text. This is the autobiography of a racehorse who eventually became a hunter, and it is packed with thrills from start to finish. The author has accomplished a very difficult task ... View more info

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Horse Crazy

By: Lilienthal, Jesse M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Julian Messner, Inc: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 44427

Condition: Good


Gift quality book in bright yellow hardcover boards with a rearing horse on front cover displays beautifully w/sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Faint soil at extrems from handling, some foxing on preliminaries. This is a reprint, published in 1941, the first year as the first printing. 256 pp. A collection of horse stories with a focus on racing. View more info

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Southern Tailgating Game Day Recipes and Traditions

By: Looney, Michael Dean & Kimberly

Price: $10.00

Publisher: AL, Vision Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44207

ISBN: 0963070096

Condition: Very Good


Tight and bright non-exlib 1st edition in red spiral bound illust card covers with one clean, closed taped tear at foot of cover 1/2 in. 165 pp text crisp and clean. Illust with b/w drawings and art reproductions some of them vintage. Great book for anyone who enjoys eating out of doors. Chapters include everything from appetizers to desserts including all the sandwiches, salads, soups and stews, meats and main dishes in between. View more info

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In My Opinion - Being A Book Of Dissertations On Horses And Horsemanship

By: Lyon, Major W. E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44945

Condition: Good +


308 pages. 7 1/2" x 10" hardcover. Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Illustrated with 6 color plates, numerous b&w plates and many line drawings in text. Spine lightly sunned with gilt faded. Spine cracked with some gatherings loosened but not detached. NOT Ex-library. An excellent and comprehensive guide to horses often overlooked and highly recommended with chapters on: 1. The Horse: A Sketch of Its Evolution and History. 2. The Conformation of the Racehorse/ The Training of Racehorses/ The Schooling and Training of 'Chasers and Hurdlers/ Ridi... View more info

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The Horseman's Year 1958

By: Lyon, W.E.; John Board, Glenda Spooner, John Hislop, et al

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31849

Condition: Very Good


VG first edition hardcover, no dj. Lovely yellow cloth hardcover with bit of very light soil, corners bumped but not rubbed. Tight, unmarked, crisp 160 pg text. Includes: The National Hunt Season 1956-57 by Tom Nickalls/ Trotting: At Home and Abroad by Sidney Moorhouse/ Horses of the Cape of Good Hope by Ivanonia Roworth/ The Schumanns and Their Horses by Paul de Cordon/ The Horses of Canada by Stanley Harrison/ Recent Long Distance Rides by Stella A. Walker/ The New Zealand Station Hack by Ben Rutherford/ The Australian Stockhorse by John Balfour Brown/ The Gypsy and His Horse by Antony D... View more info

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Not Such A Bad Summer A Story Of Dartmoor

By: MacGregor-Morris, Pamela

Price: $450.00

Publisher: London, Latimer House Limited: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46884

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in light red cloth covered boards with a deep dark title on the lightly sunned backstrip cloth. Spine ends bumped, tips still sharp, book is straight and square. Not exlib, no weird smells, small ink name at head of blank fep. It looks like an ash fell at the very uppermost part of the head of the page margin on 6 pages plus light finger soil on two other pages that obscures nothing. Remainder of the 152 pp text is flawless. No idea who drew the color front panel illustration on the jacket or the b/w line drawing frontispiece but they are both lovely. Colorful,... View more info

Image for The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED  America's First Breed of Horses,  America's Native Breed of Running Horses,  The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees,  Prive Source of Short Speed

The Colonial Quarter Race Horse SIGNED, LIMITED America's First Breed of Horses, America's Native Breed of Running Horses, The World's Oldest Breed of Race Horsees, Prive Source of Short Speed

By: Mackay-Smith, Alexander; Foreword by Robert Moorman Denhardt

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Middleburg, VA, Helen Klegberg Groves: 1983

Edition: 1st Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45820

Condition: Fine


First limited edition signed by A. M-S. on Limitation page, Un-numbered volume limited to 1500 copies. Splendid offering in red pebbled leather with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends. No other markings inside, no names, tears or soil. 328 pp text is profusely illustrated with reproduction plates, line drawings, engravings and charts. Dedicated to Robert J. Kleberg and to his wife, Helen Klegberg Groves, and Helen's name is on the copyright page, privately published by her and printed at Whittet & Shepperson, Rochmond, VA. Unclipped dust jacket, illustrated by Sam Savitt, shows... View more info

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Horse and Hound Hunter Chasers and Point-to-Pointers 1982

By: Mackenzie, Iain; Phillips, David

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, IPS Magazines Ltd.: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 11661

ISBN: 0850377528

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in blue boards w/gilt title spine look fab. Light surface rubs to dj, no tears, now in new mylar & displays well. 560 pp, 32 pp b/w plates, index. Form book covering 3264 horses which competed in Hunter races in 1981, handicap marks for 1800 horses that had form in 1981 & full results of the 1981 P2P & Hunter Chase season. View more info

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Four Centuries of Sport in America 1490-1890

By: Manchester, Herbert

Price: $20.00

Publisher: MS, The Derrydale Press: 1991

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 38043

ISBN: 1564160319

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover Limited to 2500 Copies. Dark burgundy leather bound hardcover with gilt titles & ruling display beautifully, corners and spine ends sharp. Negligible color loss at lower tip. Marbled end pps begin the 245 pages of tight & bright text with no tears, writing, soil or blemishes. It is the purpose of this volume to follow the history of sport in America from that of the Aztecs and Indians down through the sports of the white man to about a generation ago. View more info