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The Fox-Hound Of The Future

By: Acton, C.R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: England, Ebenezer Baylis & Son, Ltd.: 1953

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44460

Condition: Good


VG+ non-exlib hardcover in blue paper covered boards with sunned spot on head of backstrip. DJ panels pasted to rear endpps. Former copy of sporting author J. Stanley Reeve with his tasteful armorial bookplate on frt pastdn (see images). 125 pp. A very uncommon title and a worthy addition for any fox hunters bookshelf. Chapters include: Preface/ Evolution of the Fox-Hound of Today/ Types of the Fox-Hound of Today/ Speed and Stamina/ Breeding Theories/ The Fox-Hound Kennel Stud Book/ Hound Shows/ Racial Fatigue/ The Dosage System/ Cross-Breeding/ Conclusions. View more info

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The Boy Fortune Hunters in Panama

By: Akers, Floyd (aka: L. Frank Baum)

Price: $1,000.00

Publisher: IL, The Reilly & Britton Co.: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36759

Condition: Very Good +


Lovely 1st edition hard cover in beige cloth with red/black/green illustration on frt board, black titles with 2 horns of plenty filled with coins on frt cover, black titles w/red author's name on backstrip. Not an exlib! Lacking the dust wrapper. Tips bumped and brushed with the front fore-edge rubbed through but not unsightly. Inner hinges and page block tight. Fabulous b/w frontis by Howard Heath and a line drawing map in the text. Frontis illustration has pencil lines and two traced pennies on verso, which produced some raised circular indentations on the frontis but it displays well (see ... View more info

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The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

By: Apsley, Lady

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46956

Condition: Very Good


1st US Edition hardcover in red cloth boards with dull but legible gilt spine title on slightly sunned backstrip and bright gilt foxhound on frt board. Book shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends, tidy gift dedication on fep dated 1949. Exhaustive 584 pp text is printed on impossibly thin paper but has no marks, no tears, no soil, has been well cared for and is ready to provide hours of enjoyment because it is absolutely crammed with short stories, fox-hunting and sporting poems, quotes, and one-liners on the chase. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dust wrapper with art after an illust... View more info

The Fox-Hunter's Bedside Book

By: Apsley, Lady

Price: $45.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 48956

Condition: Very Good


1st US Edition hardcover in red cloth boards with dull but legible gilt spine title on slightly sunned backstrip and bright gilt foxhound on frt board. Book shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends, tidy gift dedication on fep dated 1949. Exhaustive 584 pp text is printed on impossibly thin paper but has no marks, no tears, no soil, has been well cared for and is ready to provide hours of enjoyment because it is absolutely crammed with short stories, fox-hunting and sporting poems, quotes, and one-liners on the chase. Professionally reproduced, unclipped dust wrapper with art after an illust... View more info

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A Huntsman's Log Book

By: Bell, Isaac, M.F.H.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46953

Condition: Very Good


The author's first and very scarce work in an uncommon professionally reproduced color illustrated dj from the Scribner's edition that displays well with handsome red fox mask on frt panel. This is a very neat former library copy that appears to have not been taken out much if at all. It is the first edition but has no date and is a wartime compliant volume printed on lighter weight paper. Blue leatherette covered hard boards with yellow title spine has a tidy call number on foot of backstrip and an unused, petite handmade library card and pocket on frt pastedown. It is in excellent shape ... View more info

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Bloodlines of Hunters & Jumpers in North America Books I, II, III

By: Birdsall, P. H., D.V.M.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46925

Condition: Very Good


Very nice trio of paperback in burgundy card covers showing a rider flying a horse over a wide oxer in show jumping. No names, tears or soil in the books. Covers show light color loss at periphery from storage. Text is tight, bright and solid. Highly sought and quite collectible reference set for anyone who wants to know their horse's "family tree". Does your horse have Nasrullah or Man O'War in its past? You can find out now. Book I: General Index/ Cross Reference Index 143 pp. Book II: Hunters/ Three Day Eventers/ Steeplechasers 231 pp. Book III: Jumpers 213 pp. View more info

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Bloodlines of Hunters & Jumpers in North America Book II

By: Birdsall, P.H., D.V.M.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46936

Condition: Very Good


First edition glossy paperback with a burgundy/brown background and gold titles showing a person piloting their mount over a decent width oxer at a horse show. A super rare and much sought volume that shows moderate surface wear, color loss at extremities, some light creases and a hint of sunning along head of frt cover from storage. 231 pg glued in text is crisp, unmarked and holding fine. This is volume 2 of a three volume set that covers Hunters/Three Day Eventers/ Steeplechasers. The purpose of this book being to assemble and record the pedigrees and bloodlines of the most prominent... View more info

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The World of Dressage

By: Blake, Neil Ffrench

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Co. Inc.: 1969

Edition: First U.S Edition.

Seller Id: 28478

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st U.S. edition black cloth hardcover with sharp tips, gift dedication on fep, else crisp and unmarked. 190 pp including index of photographic data. Full color facsimile photo dj shows wear and color loss at tips from storage. Book is approx 11 1/2" x 8 1/2" x 3/4". With stunning photography and informative commentary the author shows how dressage is basic to the training of all horses, including the hunters, jumpers, the polo pony or the pleasure horse. By watching and interviewing famous international performers, and by sitting quietly listening to them analyze the... View more info

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Good Sport with Famous Packs 1885-1910

By: Bradley, Cuthbert: 'Whipster

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge and Sons, Ltd.: 1910

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45863

Condition: Good


1st edition, first printing hardcover in red cloth boards with gilt titles and Huntsman taking a 5 bar gate while another waits on cover, Crossed whip/horn, fox mask and hound on book backstrip. Exterior all there but not pretty. Cloth is quite 'mottled' on half of frt board, much less so on rear, tips bumped with cloth broken, board tips just showing, spine ends bumped. No names, or soil in the 280 text with top edge gilt and untrimmed edges. Hinge papers fine, some very light foxing on half title page and narrow pink edge of both pastedowns. Obviously stored somewhere damp but has no fun... View more info

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Alice & Combined Training A Tale of Two Horses

By: Brooke, Geoffrey, Major-General, C.B., D.S.O., M.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Seely, Service & Co. Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44935

Condition: Very Good


1st edition in rust cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and bumped (not rubbed) spine ends. Foxing on endpps, else crisp, bright and unmarked. 143 pp. Not exlib. Original illust dj shows chips but displays well in new mylar. True story of two horses owned by Major-General Geoffrey Brooke is a factual tale of how he brought these two along to be completely rounded hacks, show jumpers, fox hunters and even polo ponies. Inside is all the details one would need to do so to their own mounts. View more info

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Horse-Sense and Horsemanship of To-Day Economy and Method in Training Hunters and Polo Ponies

By: Brooke, Geoffrey; Intro By General The Earl of Cavan and Lord Wodehouse, M.C.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1924

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27837

Condition: Good


1st edition hardcover in dark green cloth boards with gold titles show bumped corners and some light 'mottling on cloth at fore-edge of frt board, shows well on the gilt title spine. No dust wrapper. 180 tight and bright heavy stock pages without tears or soil. A wonderful read, profusely illustrated with 41 b/w photos. Clear, concise and current forward seat info within including polo, the galloping game. Chapters include: The Rider's Seat & Hands, Theory - Jumping Qualifications - Condition - Balance - Bits, First Lessons - Free Jumping - Schooling In Long Reins - Circular Manege - Sch... View more info

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Horn and Hound. Memories of Hunting

By: Bryden, H. A.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44613

Condition: Good +


Good solid 1st edition hardcover in red cloth is sunned with rubbing at spine ends. Fep removed, spine cracked at title page but no loose leaves. 253 pp plus publishers list of other books in rear. This book embodies the experiences of more than fifty years with many packs of hounds in various parts of England. View more info

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Ladies of the Chase

By: Buxton, Meriel; Foreword by The Lord Paget of Northhampton, Q.C.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, The Sportsman's Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46934

ISBN: 0948253142

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in original, price-clipped dj. 184 pp with 1" x 2" tack shop sticker at foot of rep. No marks, tears or soil. Meriel Buxton paints a memorable picture, not only of famous women in the hunting field, but also of the many changes in the style of dress and the design of saddles, which finally enabled women to make their full contribution to foxhunting as we know it today. Chapters include: Foreword by The Lord Paget of Northampton, Q.C., Illustrations, Acknowledgments, Mostly Royal Ladies, Some Early Lady Masters, That Spitter... View more info

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The Complete Test For Hunters by The Groton Hunt Club of Massachusetts

By: Carter, Janet H., M.F.H.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: MA, The Groton Hunt: 1959

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 43760

Condition: Good


Solid stapled paperback vertical crease and light soil on cream paper covers, else fine. 32 pp. Illustrated with b/w photos and line illustrations. Includes: Complete Test For Hunters, Phase I: The Program Ride, Phase II: Cross Country, Phase III: Working Hunter Class, Phase IV: Group Class, Overall Scoring, Elementary, Intermediate & Advanced Program Rides, Program Ride with Scores, Cross Country Score Sheet, Group Class Score Sheet, Summary of Scoring System, Bibliography. View more info

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Training Hunters, Jumpers and Hacks. Limited, Numbered, Illust by Paul Brown

By: Chamberlin, Lt-Col. Harry D.; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $100.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1937

Edition: Limited, Numbered First Edition

Seller Id: 46255

Condition: Very Good +


Limited, numbered Derrydale edition of 1250, of which this is copy number: 297. No former names or writing. Bright gilt hunter and titles on green cloth frt board with black composition spine covering that is infamous for chipping along gutters and becoming dull or cloudy has done just that. Spine title barely there, however, the inner hinges and the 329 pp text block on this volume are tight and going nowhere, board tips are all sharp, spine ends are bumped, inner hinge papers as new. Professionally reproduced, rare dj in new mylar shows chips and watermarks still displays ok from the fro... View more info

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Courses For Horses

By: Coldrey, Christpher

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43824

ISBN: 0851313051

Condition: Very Good


Lovely straight glossy hardcover with light sunning along spine edge. 112 pp text crisp and unmarked. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos an line drawings. Used by course designers, show officials, trainers, and instructors everywhere, this book is packed with practical advice on the basic principles of safe course building. Special chapters on Water Jumps and designing courses for ponies. View more info

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Riding Silver Star

By: Cole, Joanna

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Morrow Junior Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30765

ISBN: 0688138969

Condition: Fine


Fine condition 1st edition hardcover in glossy illustrated boards showing young girl cantering grey pony on cover and matching unclipped dj. Internally as new save for The End written on blank endpaper. Unclipped dj in new mylar is mint. 48 pp. Meet Abby, She and her pony Star have lots of fun together. Go with them to a horse show, riding through the woods and fields and see what is involved in caring for the pony back at the barn. View more info

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Form Over Fences A Pictorial Critique of Jumping for The Junior Rider

By: Dillon, Jan M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NJ, D. Van Nostrand Company: 1961

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 28516

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright 2nd printing hardcover in brown boards with lightly rubbed tips, gilt horse jumping fence on frt cover, not exlibrary or remainder. Ghosting from erased pencil name on fep, else tight bright and unmarked. 132 pp. DJ in new mylar has small chips at extremities but displays well. Classic reference clearly shows desirable and undesirable horsemanship in b/w photos w/explanation captions on each picture. 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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A Sportsman's Bag

By: Edwards, Lionel; with an Intro by Crascredo

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd.: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44425

Condition: Very Good +


First regular edition in VG green cloth with bright gilt titles. Slight rubbing to extrems and bit of mottling to head of frt bd and outer edge of rear bd. No names, tears or soil but moderate foxing (one or two small specs in some plate margins but no plates affected and all plates are present). A superb gallery of Lionel's brush featuring field sports with plates having a comment by Lionel himself. List of Plates: His Grace The Duke of Beaufort, M..F.H. on Oxo (Frontispiece)/ Cubbing in the Woodlands/ The King's Highway/ Rounding Tattenham Corner/ The Off Season/ The Waters of Lethe/ Th... View more info