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National Velvet

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow & Company, Inc: 1963

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller Id: 38281

Condition: Near Fine


Nice hardcover in rust faux leather boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 288 untrimmed pages. No names, tears or soil, hinges fine. Charming illustrated color art on professionally reproduced unclipped dj matches color frontis by Walter Seton, text line illustrations by Earle B. Winslow. Dj shows Velvet sailing over a stone wall in the country on the big piebald horse while a trainer looks on in the distance. Small chip and water mark at head of backstrip, moderate surface & handling soil to dj white background but still displays very well on the shelf. View more info

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History Of The English Turf 1904-1930 Vol II Only

By: Browne, Captain T. H.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40714

Condition: Good


Brown leatherette with bright gilt titles. Some spotting to boards, color loss at tips (no major rubbing). Running pagination Vol II begins with pp 161-355. Heavy stock leaves, aqua end pp sunned at edges, a very presentable copy. Supplementary to History of The English Turf by Sir T. A. Cook. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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Paul Mellon Visionary of the Turf SIGNED

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Booksurge LLC: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 27005

ISBN: 141961570X

Condition: Fine


Signed by author "Your very best, Francis" on fep. 122 pp. Tight bright paperback with color photo of Paul Mellon and two horses on cover. Includes: National and International Recognitions/ Wealth of Life/ Life at Rokeby Farm/ Equestrian Days/ Loyalty to Trainers/ Point-to-Point and Steeplechase Racing/ Steeplechase Horses, Racing Records and Earnings/ Steeplechases Horses, Ranking/ Flat Track Horses, Racing Records and Earnings/ Flat Track Horses, Black Type Records/ Flat Track Horses, Graded Stakes Records/ Flat Track Horses, Rankings/ List of Illustrations/ Bibliography/ Index. View more info

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Famous Horsewomen of Virginia Their Stories with Horse Racing

By: Bush, Francis Marion

Price: $20.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Published: 2007

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34711

ISBN: 0977315355

Condition: Fine


Gorgeous landscape format blue hardcover with gilt titles are straight and sharp. No names, tears or soil in the 165 pp text. Unclipped photo illustrated dj in new mylar." "Francis Marion Bush has provided a priceless service with "Famous Horsewomen of Virginia" offering a glimpse into the lives of some of racings' most revered names. He shares the stories of 23 eminent horsewomen, including Isabel Dodge Sloane, Penny Chenery, and Laura Hillenbrand. Their contributions to racing have not only been tremendously important, but they have also, on occasion, been overlooked. View more info

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Betting Horses To Win

By: Conklin, Les

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Bell Publishing Co.: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 25886

Condition: Fine


Green boards lightly bumped at spine ends, faint foxing on endpprs, gold former owners 'mark of approval' sticker on front end paper, remainder appears unread. 183 pp plus list of major US tracks and list of general rules for all horses in rear. Action racing photo DJ in new mylar shows light surface wear and two small chips on cover, two closed tears and bits of loss on rear cover, displays very well nonetheless. What the race-goer wants is a simple, successfully tested system of handicapping. This is what Les Conklin is presenting here after twenty-five years of research by himself and his... View more info

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A History Of The English Turf Vol II, Division I

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40717

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. II Division I (4) + pp225 - 348pp Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, a very presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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A History Of The English Turf Vol I, Division II

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40716

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. 1. Division II (2) pp 125 - 224pp + xxvii (index to illus and preface. Fep and frontis loose and laid in. Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, still a presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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Horse-Racing The Breeding of Thoroughbreds and a Short History of the English Turf

By: Craig, Dennis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1963

Edition: Third Revised Enlarged Edition

Seller Id: 31927

ISBN: 0851310869

Condition: Fine


Brilliant copy in red hardcover boards with sharp tips and spine ends, light brushes to tips of clean, white background, unclipped dj with b/w reproduction of 'Bay Middleton and Barbelle at the Stud', by J.F. Herring Sr. displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy with original printed receipt from J. A. Allen laid in, dated Oct 11, 1965. 192 pp. Dennis Craig has given a complete, popular guide to horse breeding and racing which can serve both as a general reference book for the expert and as a simple textbook for the novice. Considered a classic by leading authorities of the Tu... View more info

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Steeplechasing New Edition

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1982

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 34629

ISBN: 0851313752

Condition: Fine


First published by Hutchinson in 1951, then reprinted by J. A. Allen & Co. London 1970, this is the New Edition printed in 1982. Book sharp and straight w/lightly age-toned text edges. No names, tears or soil. Unclipped original orange background shows a trace of sunning along upper edge of frt panel, spine ends and head of rear panel but no tears or loss and displays well in new mylar. Foundation volume on the sport illustrated with photos & drawings in black and white by John Skeaping. 256 pp. Very informative book with chapters on the origin & development of steeplechasing, riding good and ... View more info

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Index To Stakes Winners 1865-1967 2 Volume Set owned By Margaret C. Woolums, Jockey Club President

By: Hogan, Clio D.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Solvang, CA, Flag Is Up Farms:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31943

Condition: Near Fine


Two near fine, first edition collectible volumes without marks within. Boards show negligible color loss to still sharp tips of pumpkin colored cloth, brown cloth backstrips with bright gilt titles are not bumped. Edges of page blocks show the words Pedigree Associates in red marker on both volumes and Pedigree Associates address stamp on front pastedown. "Magic Books" written neatly and in small font on head of each front board and barely noticeable on brown backstrips. Presumable, because these volumes held magical information for breeders of today. These are presentation copies ... View more info

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Sires And Dams of Stakes Winners 1925-74

By: Hollingsworth, Kent Editor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31942

Condition: Fine


Fine collectible copy. Unmarked, no names, notes, tears or soil. First Edition. Top edge of tabbed page block in gilt. 1553 pp. Dark green leather boards lettered in gilt on the spine within a black title box. Acknowledgment of source material is made to Daily Racing Form.and to The Jockey Club". View more info

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The Steeplechase Horse. How to Select, Train, and Ride Him

By: Humfrey, Captain J.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Thacker, Spink & Co: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29914

Condition: Very Good


1st edition limp covers in burgundy cloth lightly bumped at tips, red cloth along backstrip rubbed and showing a tiny 1/4" split in the cloth but not frayed at ends, title still legible, although the spine title reads "The Steeplechaser". Lovely illustration of man jumping horse on frt cover. Black endpapers w/former vintage bookplate on frt pastedown, bit of faint glue residue on black fep. Inner front hinge paper starting at head 1", remainder along with rear inner hinge fine, vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. 179 pp. Exceedingly rare work in any edition, this i... View more info

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How To Make Money Investing In Thoroughbreds

By: Lohman, Jack

Price: $12.00

Publisher: LA, C.C.S. Publishing Inc: 1979

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 25883

Condition: Very Good


2nd printing paperback with light surface and edge wear. No marks, highlighting, soil or tears within. 200 Fact-filled pages written by a professional horseman, simplifying sophisticated investment strategies into an easy to read and understand guide. You don't have to spend a fortune to be a part of the big time where YOUR horses' success stories can mean returns in the millions. 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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Steeplechasing & Foxhunting

By: Seth-Smith, Michael

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, New English Library/Times Mirror: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47051

ISBN: 0450035921

Condition: Very Good


First edition folio hardcover in black buckram covered boards measuring 13 1/2" x 9 3/4" 128 pages without names, tears or soil. Boards show bumped tips and spine ends but no rubbing. Full color illustrated DJ in new mylar shows slight curl and is a bit tatty at head of rear panel, but is complete and displays well with color foxhunting reproduction on front and color racing photo on rear panel. Absolutely filled with stunning full and double-page color plates, this coffee table masterpiece is sure to take first place on the stack! In two centuries Steeplechasing and Fox Hunting ... View more info

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Gentlemen Up

By: Streett, William B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44313

Condition: Near Fine


1st trade edition hardcover. Unclipped light green dj is a professional reproduction that displays well despite a 1 x 2 in chip covered with age-toned cello tape at head of frt panel near backstrip. Slightly tatty at extrems, 1/2 in open tear at foot of rear corner of backstrip and rear panel. Illust grass green cloth boards with dark green silhouette of horse jumping through a stirrup and bright gilt title on frt bd, bright gilt title on backstrip. Tips sharp showing color loss and very light rub on lower tips, spine ends bumped. Ours is the first trade edition, one of 850 copies of Gentlemen... View more info

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Thoroughbred Broodmare Records 1962

By: The Blood Horse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31940

Condition: Near Fine


Fine collectible copy with negligible color loss to extremities, tips not rubbed through cloth. Unmarked, no names, notes, tears or soil. First Edition. Top edge of page block in gilt. 1001 pp with 103 pg section: Sires of Broodmares and 167 pg index. Burgundy cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the spine within a black title box. The 24th volume in the series. Acknowledgment of source material is made to Daily Racing Form.and to The Jockey Club". Errata section (following first main section); plus index at rear. View more info

The Classic Racehorse

By: Willett, Peter

Price: $17.00

Publisher: KY, The University of Kentucky Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45945

ISBN: 0813114772

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Super lightly brushed tips of unclipped dj show a touch of color loss, else displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy. 272 pp text is crisp and unmarked, Full of lore, history and thoughts to the future by former president of the British Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Illust with b/w photos of such supreme champions as Eclipse, , Diomed, St. Simon, Sceptre, Pretty Polly, Tourbillion, Hyperion, Nearco, Birkhahn, Star Kingdom, Ribot, Bold Ruler, Anili... View more info

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Flatterer The Story of a Steeplechase Champion SIGNED

By: Winants, Peter

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, The Chronicle of the Horse: 1988

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32960

ISBN: 0962012815

Condition: Fine


One of 1,000 copies, this one #358 is signed by Peter Winants on front page. 231 pp plus index. Very lightly bumped (not rubbed) tips, internally as new. Collectible and much-sought offering of steeplechase racing history. Profusely illust w/color and b/w photos, charts, drawings. Gorgeous, collectible and exceedingly rare volume of a stunning brown gelding. Chapters: Comparing Great Horses: Introducing Some Key People and Places/ Flatterer's Folks - By an Honest Stallion Out of a Mare who was "Just a Horse"/ 1982 In Flat Racing - Hard Work and Reasonable Success, But No Place to Go/ 1... View more info