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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12595

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition olive green quarter bound cloth over green boards with lightly bumped ends, corners still sharp. 145 pp text tight and bright w/former owner's name on half title pg and mapped end pps. DJ in new mylar is a professionally reproduced copy, price clipped and shows loss at foot of spine but still looks VG. A poem of a steeplechase, the horse is the hero. View more info

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Right Royal

By: Masefield, John

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, The Macmillan Co.: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38786

Condition: Good


Black hardcover with gilt lettering is faded along spine otherwise shows well. Unclipped dj is professionally reproduced shows rubbing and loss at extremities, now in new mylar. 116 pp lightly foxed and slightly age-toned but have no tears or writing. One of John Masefield's most popular narrative poems. The rhyming story of a fabulous steeplechase horse. View more info

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My Day with the Hounds And Other Stories

By: Mason, G. Finch

Price: $120.00

Publisher: England, W. P. Spalding:

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34898

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in yellow cloth boards with beveled board edges shows even all-over soil. This undated work is circa 1890. Plain black endpps, 213 pp text tight w/19 line illustrations and light foxing throughout. Chapters include: My Day With The Hounds/ The Fayre One With Ye Golden Locks/ Won By A Fluke/ Three Derby Week Sketches/ The Run Of The Season, And Its Consequences. View more info

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The Gentleman's New Pocket Farrier Comprising a General Description of the Noble and Useful Animal, The Horse with Modes of Management in all Cases, and Treatment in Disease

By: Mason, Richard, Skinner, J.S.

Price: $100.00

Publisher: PA, Lippincott, Grambo & Co.: 1855

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 45514

Condition: Good


New Edition entered to the act of Congress, in the year 1848, by John Grigg. Solid brown cloth hardcover with red quarter bound leather back strip and titles. Front hinge paper cracked, board tips rubbed, text lightly foxed but holding fine. The Gentleman's New Pocket Farrier, Comprising a general description of the noble and useful animal the Horse; Together with the quickest and simplest mode of fattening; necessary treatment while undergoing excessive fatigue, or on a journey; the construction and management of stables; different marks for ascertaining the age of a horse, from three to nin... View more info

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Buckle Horse

By: May, Barbara; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Co.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44485

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in rust cloth covered boards with line illust of colt gamboling in the grass on frt bd. Tips barely brushed, no names or tears in the 128 pp text which is well illustrated with black line drawings by Paul Brown. Not exlib. Few small finger smudges in margins, nothing major. Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar shows chips and color loss but displays well. The story of First Fling, born on a Kentucky breeding farm and destined for the Derby until a series of accidents complicates matters. View more info

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Through The Pages Racing Daily Form America's Turf Athority 1894-1994 100th Anniversary SIGNED

By: McEvoy, John

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44251

Condition: Near Fine


Fine condition 1st edition white background illustrated paperback covers. SIGNED by John McEvoy on title page: Best Wishes, John McEvoy". Light wear at tips, 101 heavy stock leaves crisp and unmarked. Foreword by McEvoy followed with single page stories with full page b/w illustrations at opposing page. Suitable for gift giving to any racing fan made even more desirable w/McEvoy's signature. View more info

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The Seabiscuit Story From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine

By: McEvoy, John Editor

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Books/ Blood Horse: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28512

ISBN: 158150098X

Condition: As New


200 pgs. The amazing rags-to-riches story of 1930s hero Seabiscuit is chronicled in the pages of the country's most respected horse magazine. Using firsthand accounts of Seabiscuit's life and racing career as reported in the pages of "The Blood-Horse magazine, The Seabiscuit Story tells the amazing rags-to-riches story of this 1930s horse racing phenomenon. Chapters: Introduction/ 1935-1936: Out of Obscurity/ 1937: Stardom/ 1938: A Match for the Ages/ 1939-1940: A Glorious Farewell/ 1941-Beyond: The Legend Lives/ Past Performances/ Race Charts/ Photo Credits/ About the Editor. View more info

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Show Me A Land

By: McMeekin, Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, D. Appleton-Century Co, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39562

Condition: Good


Tight copy in green cloth boards. Sunned, soiled and watermark on cover, 441 pp text lightly soiled on edge of page block but clean within. Gilt title on frt board dull but legible, spine discolored and sunned. Title Continues: Show me a land where men wants none o'horses an' I'll show ye a land where there ain't no men." Solid reading copy, nice fireside company for the horse racing enthusiast. An authentic account of rural life in Virginia and Kentucky circa 1800s, infusing the story with historical detail including the first running of the Kentucky Derby. View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 46324

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright hardcover in 'tweedy green paper' covered boards showing age-toning at periphery with Famous Horse Stories and horse shoe on frt board. Board tips show color loss but no major rub through, spine ends bumped, 224 p. text tight and bright. Not exlib. Unclipped professionally reproduced color art dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the foal knew he ... View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 36896

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright hardcover in 'tweedy green paper' covered boards with Famous Horse Stories and horse shoe on frt board. Former owner's name on fep, as well as rear pastedn, and another sig/date on frt pastedown. Board tips lightly rubbed, 224 p. text tight and bright. Not exlib. Unclipped professionally reproduced color art dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the... View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller Id: 32605

Condition: Good +


10th printing hardcover exlib with fep removed. Color loss to extremities of soiled rust cloth. DJ flap pasted to fep. Unclipped full color photo reproduced dust jacket in new mylar is from the Grosset and Dunlap edition, still displays very well. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the foal knew he was destined for greatness. This story is of "Risty" and his win at the first Kentucky Der... View more info

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Stable Secrets: Or Puffy Doddles, His Sayings and Sympathies

By: Mills, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Ward, Lock, and Tyler: 1863

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44440

Condition: Good


Solid but grubby 1st edition (1863) hard cover rebound with orig boards and blue cloth backstrip. Publishers adverts no longer at endpps, Bound tightly in first 2/3 of text. 112 pp with plain brown endpps. Illust by Phiz (frontispiece plus two more plates, no tissue guards. Good copy of an uncommon novel of horse racing. View more info

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The Golden Stallion

By: Montgomery, Rutherford

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap: 1971

Seller Id: 46793

ISBN: 0448036770

Condition: Very Good


Straight, solid, abridged hardcover picture book in illustrated matte color illustrated boards showing a boy galloping up to a standing palomino with a rope in his hand at the ready to throw around the horses head. Color loss at lightly bumped tips, one 2" white-out line on fep. Light even color loss on boards, faint pencil ghosting from erased pencil on frt cover near horses' head is barely noticeable. The profusely illustrated 61 pp text is mint. View more info

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Derby Day and Other Adventures

By: Newton, A. Edward

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Boston, MA, Little, Brown and Company: 1934

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46745

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality first edition hardcover in homespun navy/cream plaid cloth covered boards showing sharp tips and spine ends. Pasted on paper label on frt board is complete, darkened backstrip and its darkened label does have a chip on its paper title label. 21 assorted tales assembled around sport and travel. Well illustrated with 24 b/w photos and line drawings with a color frontis piece. Titles include: The Derby, Ascot, )ff to the Grand National A Book-Collector's Goes to the Dogs, Adventures in London: Morning, Adventures in London: Noon and Night, Adventures in Gough Square, F... View more info

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Gone Away with O'Malley

By: O'Malley Knott, M; with Page Cooper

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co.: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 41499

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality stated first edition hardcover in red cloth boards with browned Knott obit. news clipping laid in. Book lightly sunned at spine showing bumped ends, board tips still sharp. Faint watermark along top edge of boards, 280 page text has top edge dyed red and is tight and bright w/lovely red/white endpapers and dust jacket illustrated by Paul Brown, along with a myriad of black and white line drawings throughout. Professionally photo-reproduced dust jacket in new mylar shows sunned spine and a 1/2 inch chip at head of rear gutter area, some light color loss but no other chips. Displa... View more info

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A Dream of Horses SIGNED

By: Oldham, Mary

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Co. LTD: 1968

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: R46596

ISBN: 0245593217

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality Author Signed first edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with cream spine title. Not exlib. Foot of spine barely bumped, all other extremities still sharp. Signed Mary Oldham on title page atop of a non-authorial gift presentation statement under author's signature. Remainder of 157 pp text is clean, crisp and unmarked, no names, tears or soil. Un-clipped color illustrated jacket has art that wraps around to backstrip. Faint color loss at head of frt flap fold, and light, even soil on white background rear panel that shows other equine novels by another author. ... View more info

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This Was Racing

By: Palmer, Joe H.

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46471

Condition: Very Good


Second printing of the first edition hardcover in orange & brown cloth covered boards with brown title has rubbing at fairly sharp tips, slight 'ding' on frt board fore-edge. Spine ends rubbed, broken through the cloth, sounds worse than it looks. Tidy former name on fep. Hinges fine. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dj has chips at spine ends, tips and gutters, but still displays well in new mylar. 270 pp text is crisp, bright and unmarked. Here are the best of the graceful, witty, wonderful pieces by Joe H. Palmer, who was, until his death October 31, 1952, America's best known r... View more info

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This Was Racing - Signed Numbered Slipcased 1st Edition

By: Palmer, Joe H.; Smith, Red Editor

Price: $250.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Artist & Editor

Seller Id: 46240

Condition: Near Fine


Collector quality, limited, numbered, double signed 1st edition, 1st printing leather-bound, slipcased volume of racing history. Limited to 1000 copies, of which 999 are for sale, this is #524 and is signed by both editor Red Smith as well as artist Willard Mullin on limitation page. They have not dedicated the book to anyone in particular, just their first/last names. Soft, brown, full leather binding smells and feels heavenly and has bright gilt spine title. Book shows NO wear. Board tips and spine ends are sharp, edge of page block clean, top edge gilt. Solid rust colored endpapers, ... View more info

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The Lonsdale Anthology of Sporting Prose & Verse. Volume XII (Twelve) SIGNED

By: Parker, Eric; Editor

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service & Co.: 1932

Edition: Limited/Numbered

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44668

Condition: Very Good


First edition, signed and numbered by Eric Parker, #61 of 110 copies, which only 100 were offered for sale. Includes a professionally reproduced, price clipped dust wrapper in new mylar. Limp, lightly padded red leather boards with gilt L and crown on cover (along with small abrasion/color loss dot over it). Gilt titles on spine, spine ends rubbed, top edge gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Blue/cream marbled endpps. 376 pp. Tipped in color frontis and numerous b/w plates within. Poems include: Fox Hunting, Cricket, Angling, Stalking, Shooting, Big Game, Polo, Pig Sticking, Horse Racing, Fo... View more info

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The Lonsdale Anthology of Sporting Prose & Verse. Volume XII (Twelve)

By: Parker, Eric; Editor of "The Field

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service & Co.: 1932

Seller Id: 45797

Condition: Near Fine


Straight square hardcover in plum colored cloth with bumped spine ends and one tip, other 3 are sharp. Comes in a professionally reproduced, price clipped dust wrapper in new mylar. Nice looking book with gilt letter L and crown on 2 cover corners. Gilt titles on spine, top edge of page block gilt, ribbon marker bound in. Cream endpps have one tidy name & date on upper tip of blank fep. Hinges fine. 376 pp. Tipped in color frontis and numerous b/w plates within. Poems include the following sports: Fox Hunting, Cricket, Angling, Stalking, Shooting, Big Game, Polo, Pig Sticking, Horse Ra... View more info