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Into Polo A True Life Story

By: Beal, Carlton

Price: $200.00

Publisher: TX, Privately Printed: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46905

ISBN: 0962978019

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in blue cloth covered boards with color photo frontis and bright gilt titles. One tiny triangle of color loss at head of frt board 1/4" x 1/4" . 379 pp. DJ in mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light color loss at extremities from storage. Not price clipped. No names but does have date and "Picked up at Polo Hall of Fame" on fep. During the 1920s, there was polo in the San Francisco area and Carlton Beal's father, having been raised on a ranch, joined the San Mateo Polo Club. He played with such notables as Willie Tevis, Eric Pedley, L... View more info

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The World Atlas of Horse Racing

By: Bedford, Julian

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Mallard Press: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 36660

Condition: Fine


Book in fine condition, unclipped dj in new mylar slightly yellowed at periphery, no chips or tears. No ex-lib. Displays beautifully in new mylar. 224 pp. Filled with photographs of famous races, here is an overview of the sport that is chock-full of information on the tracks, horses, famous races and racers. A stunning coffee table, over sized portrayal of "The Sport of Kings". View more info

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Britain's Kings and Queens

By: Bellew KCVO, Sir George

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Pitkin Pictorials LTD: 1975

Seller Id: 46759

Condition: Near Fine


Upper tip and head of spine slightly rubbed, one riny bit of color loss is 1/4" away from upper staple. 24 page stapled text is tight and bright. 7" x 9" souvenir booklet, color prints and word sketches of British Royalty starting with Egbert (802-839) to Queen Elizabeth II. Inside front cover is a genealogy chart depicting the line of descent for Queen Elizabeth II. View more info

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Princess Navina Visits Malvolia From the Diary of Count Nef

By: Count Nef

Price: $15.00

Publisher: ID, Lytton Publishing Co: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30740

ISBN: 0915728095

Condition: Near Fine


Negligible surface wear to tips of glossy illustrated wrapper, slight soil mark along upper edge of inside cover, else fine. 54 pgs. Scarce and collectible children's paperback with illustrations by Diana Schuppel Reid. Many years ago, King Hobart Hollenstein, ruler of the Duchy of Pancratia, sent his heir apparent, the Princess Navina, on a world tour to study the governments of other lands. The king believed that the understanding of foreign customs to be gained from such a journey was the best possible preparation for a future monarch. In command of the touring party was the princess's bel... View more info

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Kings and Queens of England

By: Delderfield, Eric R.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Weathervane Books: 1978

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 43637

ISBN: 0517250950

Condition: Very Good +


1st Weathervane edition, 1st printing. Black hardcover boards with gilt spine titles. 160 pp text browned. Tidy name on fep. Unclipped dj has 4 small chips but displays well in new mylar. Discusses the characters, careers, and influence on history of each English king and queen from the early Saxons to Elizabeth II. View more info

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The Race for the Triple Crown Horses, High Stakes & Eternal Hope

By: Drape, Joe

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Grove Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45868

ISBN: 0802138853

Condition: Near Fine


First edition paperback in glossy illustrated covers with only a marginal bump to upper tip. 261 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. $14.00 price sticker on rear cover. In crisp elegant prose, New York Times sportswriter Joe Drape captures his subjects and their sport, taking readers behind the scenes and telling the stories that make the sport of kings endlessly fascinating. The Race for the Triple Crown is an absorbing read and should not be missed. It is a sparkling kaleidoscope of people and horses told at a pace that drives us to the finish line. View more info

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Eight Little Plays For Children

By: Fyleman, Rose

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday, Doran & Co, Inc: 1934

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 32645

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright 2nd printing hardcover in grey cloth boards with blue illustration and titles on cover, spine ends rubbed, tips lightly bumped but not rubbed. Only two exlib stamps inside, no marks on backstrip and no pocket or evidence of ever having had one. All pages present. 94 p. Includes: Darby and Joan, The Fairy Riddle, Noughts and Crosses, The Weather Clerk, The Fairy and the Doll, Cabbages and Kings, In Arcady, Father Christmas. View more info

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King Wacky

By: Gackenbach, Dick

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Crown Publishers: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 42954

ISBN: 0517552655

Condition: Good +


Red paper covered boards with orange cloth spine rubbed at tips, bit of discoloration at head of frt board. Text tight and bright. First edition. Born with his head on backward, King Wacky proceeds to do everything in a backward way. View more info

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The Fable Of The Fig Tree

By: Gross, Michael

Price: $9.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Z. Walck, Inc.: 1975

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43617

ISBN: 0809812282

Condition: Near Fine


Orange hardcover bumped at spine ends but straight and unmarked. Price clipped dj in new mylar shows light color loss at periphery. 32 pp. When he hears how his neighbor was rewarded by the king, a greedy man tries to get a reward the same way. View more info

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Timothy and the Fairy Firefly TWICE SIGNED

By: Harris, Joan

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, Louisa Publishing: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed By Author & Illustrator

Seller Id: 44795

Condition: Near Fine


Card cover paperback inscribed TO MAX on inside rear cover by both author & illustrator. Near fine copy with very light surface soil, micro rub at head of stapled spine. 16 pp with b/w full page and smaller line illustrations. The tale of Timothy the frog who was the runt of the frog pond, he couldn't sing, was a bad shot when catching flies with his tongue, and missed the lilly pads when jumping around the pond. Timothy has a crush on Lilly, the king frog's daughter but thinks she'll never want to be with him because he is so small, a poor singer, etc. One night a fairy firefly shows up and ... View more info

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A City In Winter

By: Helprin, Mark

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Viking: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39905

ISBN: 0670868434

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. Negligible surface wear from storage on unclipped dj. 147 pp. Text as new with 13 color illustrations by Van Allsburg. Driven to avenge the murder of her royal parents and reclaim her lost kingdom, a daring young heroine and would-be queen journeys to the besieged city on the plain to seek out its evil conqueror, the Usurper. View more info

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A Racing and Breeding Tradition The Horses of the Aga Khan New in Shrink Wrap

By: Jodidio, Philp

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Prestel: 2011

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller Id: 46304

ISBN: 3791350722

Condition: New


Brand new in shrink wrap. Gift quality offering landscape 8vo measuring 9.5" tall x 12.75" long x 1 1/8" long. 288 pages. ISBN: 3791350722 or 9783791350721. Mint condition hardcover in cream colored cloth with stunning pasted on color photo showing a mare and her foal looking left with a sunny blue sky and puffy cloud backdrop. Second edition published January 17th, 2011. This lavishly illustrated volume highlights fifty years of the horse racing and breeding activities of His Highness the Aga Khan. In addition to his well-known presence in the areas of world affairs and cult... View more info

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The Harper Book of Princes

By: Johnson, Sally Patrick

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Harper & Row: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41576

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright exlib w/all pages and pocket present. 330 pp. Spine lightly sunned, text tight. Includes biographical notes for each. A compilation work with offerings from A.A. Milne (Prince Rabbit)/ Washington Irving (Prince Ahmed)/ Oscar Wilde (The Happy Prince) and many more. View more info

Once Upon A Horse A History of Horses and How They Shaped Our History

By: Jurmain, Suzanne

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46010

ISBN: 0688055508

Condition: Good


First edition, first Printing hardcover in heavy buckram cloth. 176 glossy pages. Exlib with all pages and pocket present. Glossy illustrated color dj in new mylar shows micro color loss and chips at tips, still displays well without any library stickers on backstrip. One lower page tip taped, else crisp and unmarked. Kings have made history. Queens have made history. Explorers, soldiers, artists, inventors, humanitarians, lawmakers, and lawbreakers have all changed the course of events. So have animals. Although most people don't realize it, one of the most important characters in human ... View more info

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Young Hanuman

By: Karnad, Girish Narration; Shobha Viswanath Lyrics

Price: $18.00

Publisher: India, Karadi Tales Company Pvt. Ltd: 2001

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 31763

ISBN: 8186838546

Condition: Near Fine


Book only, no audio cassette included. 24 pp of colorful illustrated story with a page to color in the back. Rare item, tales of warriors, bears and monkeys in this Indian fable for kids. View more info

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The Best Cook SIGNED

By: Knobbe, Czeslaw

Price: $27.00

Publisher: MN, Sterling Design & Publishing Inc.: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 45727

ISBN: 0963032828

Condition: As New


Glossy hardcover in matching art unclipped dj. Tips and spine ends sharp, unclipped dj as new. Signed by author with a dog paw stamp on solid red fep. 24 pp text is crisp and unmarked. No names, not exlib. More than suitable for gift giving. The king, believing that a poor peasant is the best cook in the land, names him castle cook, and the new cook teaches him a lesson about hunger View more info

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The Pimm's Book Of Polo

By: Lloyd, John; Roberts, Michael; Major Ronald Fertuson Editorial Adviser

Price: $35.00

Publisher: VT, Trafalgar Square Publishing: 1989

Edition: First US Edition

Seller Id: 40998

ISBN: 0943955173

Condition: Very Good


An attractive and oversized 1st edition hardcover. Tips bumped but not rubbed, spine cracked at title page but no loose leaves. Two closed tears at unclipped dj flap fold, displays well in new mylar. Not exlib. First American Edition. 240 pp. Quintessentially a game of style, polo is the most aristocratic of all ball games. The Pimm's Book of Polo takes you inside the sport that has experienced a splendid renaissance over the last few decades. A stunning collection of action pictures by the world's finest polo photographers - coupled with an intimately bright text by a leading polo journalist... View more info

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The Polo Umpire's Primer

By: Marshall, R. Quinton

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40593

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in lightly soiled peach illustrated boards with bumped tips showing color loss but no major rubs. 54 pp of insider information on coaching the "galloping game". Illust with a b/w frontis and dedicated to Dana Norsworthy Barry "A Grand Lady of Polo Jan 30, 1913 - Nov 3, 1987". Dedication is as published, not hand-written. Chapters include: Prologue/ Some Fundamentals/ Some Other People's Business/ Conducting The Game/ Referees and Umpires/ Applied Theory of Penalties/ Very Special Events/ So, In Conclusion. View more info

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Own A Racehorse Without Spending a Fortune. Partnering In The Sport of Kings.

By: Metzel, Harold

Price: $5.00

Publisher: KY, Eclipse Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44200

ISBN: 1581501005

Condition: As New


Gift quality 1st US edition in unclipped mint condition dj in new mylar. 176 pp. Red paper over hardboards with gilt titles on backstrip. Owning a piece of a racehorse is the easiest, least expensive and safest way to participate in the Sport of Kings. The author offers a personal and practical primer on racehorse partnerships. View more info

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Ponies in the Park

By: Pullein-Thompson, Christine

Price: $5.00

Publisher: England, The Hamlyn Publishing Group: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 14007

ISBN: 060020457X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition paperback. 128 pp text is tight and bright, light surface wear on tips. When Andy, Rosie, Clara and their mother are left at Park Farm by an elderly uncle, Rosie thinks her dreams have come true. They can live in the country, and have ponies, and learn to ride! But the farm has to pay its way, and their efforts to turn it into an animal centre, with different breeds of ponies and other tourist attractions, are fraught with all kings of problems. Somehow they must make it work, but can they do it in time? View more info