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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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National Velvet

By: Bagnold, Enid

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, William Morrow: 1972

Edition: 19th Printing

Seller Id: MK46664

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover illustrated by Paul Brown shows light color loss at sharp tips and spine ends. Hint of soil on foot of page block and solid light blue rear cover. 306 pg text tight and bright. No names, tears or soil inside and no dj as published. Illustrated by one of the finest American equine artists of all time: Paul Brown. National Velvet is the story of a 14-year-old girl named Velvet Brown, who trains and rides her horse, named The Piebald, to victory in the Grand National steeplechase. The novel focuses on the ability of ordinary people, particularly women, to accomplish ... View more info

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Practical Jumping

By: Barrett, Major J.L.M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Country Life LTD.: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43423

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth hardcover with brown cloth spine. Corners bumped, boards sunned on periphery otherwise a clean, tight, unmarked first edition hardcover . 164 pp of jumping expertise conveyed with lovely pencil art by Charles Simpson. Chapters include: On the seat, over fences/ The first few fences/ Some jump practice/ Hunting fences/ Experience/ Buying Horses/ More on buying horses/ A Point-to-Point/ Show-Jumping/ Dublin Horse Show/ The Muckborough Horse Show/ Legs/ Hands/ Resistances and Evasions/ Various Remarks by Bellamy. 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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Steeplechasing In America Twenty-First Edition 1968

By: Cooper, John E.

Price: $14.00

Publisher: Triangle Pubs, Inc: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40034

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition hardcover with lightly bumped tips on blue cloth covered boards with pink cloth lightly sunned backstrip. No names, tears or soil. 127 pp. View more info

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Fugleman The Foxhound

By: Cox, Harding

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, John Lane The Bodley Head Limited: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34886

Condition: Fair


1st edition hunting novel in blindstamped, ruled green cloth boards with legible gilt title spine. Boards soiled and rubbed. 1/2 inch tear in both gutters at head of book. Exlib with cracked hinges but all pages present. 310 pp with cute fox terrier bookplate on fep. All there but not pretty. Book now in heavy, removable mylar sleeve. FUGLEMAN THE FOXHOUND By Harding Cox, author of " Chasing and Racing," etc. Written round the experiences of " Fugleman," who tells his life story from the doggy point of view, this novel is a charming love story which will appeal to many ot... 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

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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The Guiness Guide to Steeplechasing

By: Cranham, Gerry; Pitman, Richard; Oaksey, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Guiness Superlatives Limited: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41234

ISBN: 0900424745

Condition: Near Fine


A photo illustrated look into the world of steeplechasing. 240 pp hardcover, presumed first edition (no additional printings listed), a near fine copy showing negligible wear at tips in a like, unclipped dj in new mylar is slightly dull, white text is not like new, still nice. Filled with color and b/w. Excellent coffee table volume. 11.50 x 8.25" inches. View more info

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It's Stunning Kid!

By: DiFiore, Frank R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Westcliff Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22680

ISBN: 0932896006

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine, original, unclipped dj in new mylar. 1 tiny chip at head of rear dj panel. 154 p. No front endppr, book opens to title page. A novel of intrigue, about horses and the people who breed them, one way or another! Nice fireside fiction for any race fan. View more info

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Horse Back Riding from a Medical Point of View

By: Durant, Ghislani

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Cassell, Petter & Galpin: 1878

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44667

Condition: Good


Good solid 1878 first edition red cloth hardcover with bright gilt pair of riders on horseback, one gentleman astride, one lady aside riding on cover. Gilt title on spine rubbed but legible, color loss and rubbing at all extremities. Light watermarks at periphery of end papers only, text bright and unaffected with occasional foxing on prelims. 137 pp with 6 pp of adverts in rear including some lovely etchings. One advert is for a riding school where one can purchase twenty riding lessons for $30. Chapters include: Of Movements in the Functions of Life/ Medical Gymnastics/ Mechanism of Horse-... View more info

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Point-to-Point

By: Farrell, M.J.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, Farrar & Rinehart: 1933

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 37695

Condition: Good


Green cloth covered boards are cocked and discolored. 280 pp tight w/some marginal soil on a few early leaves. otherwise pages have no tears and are all present. A wonderful story of Irish hunting and racing by Molly Keane, pseudonym M.J. Farrell who also penned Red Letter Days illust by "Snaffles" under the same name. Period chapter book with the following chapters: Pullinstown/ The Villany of Mr. Fox/ The Chase/ Ladies of Templeshambo/ Prime Rogues/ Stranger/ I Praise Not. View more info

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The History of The Lady Dudley Challenge Cup 1897-1977

By: Foulds, Jervis; Foreword By Ruth Rushton

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 43967

ISBN: 0851312942

Condition: Fine


Book and text in fine condition with negligible color loss at one lower tip from storage. Glossy red background tips and spine ends sharp. First Edition, First printing. Clearly a gift quality volume, crisp and unmarked. 176 pp. Profusely illust w/b/w photos and line drawings of course diagrams and maps. Chapters include: Foreword/ Abbreviations/ Introduction/ How it all Started/ The Races, from 1897-1914/ Strictly Worcestershire/ The Races, from 1920 to 1039/ The First Years after the War/ The Races, from 1946 to 1977/ The Maps/ Appendices: Minstrel Boy : O'dell ; The Lucy Jones-John Dani... View more info

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The Switch Horse

By: Hardcastle, Michael

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen Children's Books Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46431

ISBN: 0416874509

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition, first printing hardcover in red paper covered boards with gilt spine title. Spine ends lightly bumped, tips still sharp, no names, tears or soil in the 125 pp text. Un-clipped original color illustrated dust wrapper shows a girl standing next to a grey horse in a stream. Pretty darn tame horse as it is halter-less and is controlled by having his left front and right rear legs tied up to stakes that are sunk in the soft sand of the river bed. This is the sequel to Hardcastle's: The Saturday Horse. It is fast-moving and exciting and brings to life all the drama ... View more info

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Point-to-Point A Story of Steeplechasing

By: Herbert, Ivor

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Follett Publishing Co.:

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller Id: 45635

Condition: Near Fine


First US printing. Orange hardcover with black title spine and racing horse on frt board. No dj. Not exlib. 160 pp well illustrated with line drawings by Peter Biegel. A fictional story about racing over jumps. View more info

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Spike and the Professor and Doreen at the Races

By: Hickey, Tony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Ireland, Poolbeg Press Ltd.: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 8666

ISBN: 185371089X

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition soft cover with negligible surface wear to tips of glossy pictorial wrapper, small sticker pull on rear cover, text as new. 196 pg lightly age-toned text appears unread. View more info