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Over The Sticks. The Sport of National Hunt Racing

By: Ayres, Michael; and Gary Newbon. Foreword by Lord Wigg

Price: $10.00

Publisher: England, Great Albion Books: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 29043

ISBN: 0715353918

Condition: Fine


Near fine/near fine dj. 216 pp text as new save for light curl to top of front dj panel. DJ not price clipped. Green hardcover boards straight and sharp. Includes a directory of National Hunt Organizations, a list of winners of major races, a chart of official scale of weight-for-age in rear. An exhaustive work on the sport of steeplechasing. After tracing the stormy history of steeplechasing from the first race over jumps - a three-horse event in Leicestershire in 1792 - to its gradual development into the spectacular attraction that it is today, the book takes the reader behind the scenes at... View more info

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A Hundred Grand Nationals

By: Bird, T.H.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 20184

Condition: Good +


Green cloth with white title on cover, gilt title on darkened and marked back strip, cloth lightly rubbed at extremities with a 1 inch split in the cloth at foot of frt gutter and at head and foot of rear spine edge. Solid reading copy, see image. 204 pages, color frontispiece plus 30 other plates (prints & b/w photographs) in text. All pages and plates clean and bright save for bit of foxing on title page and edge of page block. T H Bird describes the confusion surrounding the date the Grand National was supposed to have started, the great horses associated with the race and the many human pe... View more info

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Isaac Murphy Kentucky's Record Jockey SIGNED with Additional Material Laid In

By: Borries, Betty Earle

Price: $150.00

Publisher: KY, Kentucke Imprints: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 33121

ISBN: 0935680365

Condition: Very Good +


Collectible first edition. The history of an astounding athlete record setter and breaker. 133 pp in VG condition with light surface soil and negligible wear to tips from storage, glossy pictorial cover uncreased, no names, tears or soil within, only two now-unfolded dog ears. Presentation copy from author to Stu Hyatt, signed on half title page along with two notes from Betty Borries, one apologizing for the typos in her book and another stating that the four photocopied various newsprint and magazine articles additionally present were sent from the author to Stuart Hyatt. Many consider Is... View more info

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Two Minutes to Glory The Official History of the Kentucky Derby

By: Brodowsky, Pamela K. And Philbin, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38196

ISBN: 0061236551

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition in cream paper covered boards. Original unclipped dj in new mylar is fine. 340 tight & bright pages are crisp without tears, writing or soil. Only defect is a very small barely perceptible paper pull on white rear paste down. Over sized, too large for the flat rate envelope. From mint juleps to the garland of roses to weeping men and women in the Winner's Circle, Two Minutes to Glory is the official story of the world's greatest horse race - the Kentucky Derby. 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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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34229

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bring out the Benz and the Flowered Hat. Racing Over Jumps in Maryland - Land of the Tall Timbers. Flat Racing and Parimutuel - Ho... View more info

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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45037

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bring out the Benz and the Flowered Hat. Racing Over Jumps in Maryland - Land of the Tall Timbers. Flat Racing and Parimutuel... View more info

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Capital Horse Country

By: Burke, Jackie C.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: VA, EPM Publications: 1994

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45040

ISBN: 0939009803

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition unread soft cover with light wear on illustrated cover from storage. 294 pages without names, tears or soil. Profusely illustrated with b/w photos, line illustrations and diagrams including course maps, regional hunt club buttons and so very much more. An indispensable guide to any savvy horse lover in the Piedmont area. Contents include: Horse Around Hunt Country - The Whys and Wherefores of this Book. Spring Steeplechases in Virginia - Bring out the Benz and the Flowered Hat. Racing Over Jumps in Maryland - Land of the Tall Timbers. Flat Racing and Parimutuel - Ho... View more info

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Horse Discover the World of Horse and Pony in Close-Up - Their Behavior and Important Role in History

By: Clutton-Brock, Juliet

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Dorling Kindersley: 1992

Edition: 1st US Edition

Seller Id: 46820

ISBN: 0789457733

Condition: Fine


Gift quality glossy, uncreased paperback without names, tears or soil inside or out. Pictorial paper covers are loaded with color photos and drawings. Vividly patterned endpapers display many other DK, Eyewitness Books available besides this equestrian title. It is a truly lovely book chock-a-block full of color photos and info on all aspects of horse care; breeds; wild horses; horse & carriages; ancient horse lore and much more! 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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Cavalcade of American Horses

By: Crowell, Pers

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Garden City Books: 1951

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 34645

Condition: Very Good +


Green cloth boards look fab despite lightly bumped spine ends and very lightly bumped tips. DJ shows small chips at extremities and light watermarks on white background flaps but displays well in new mylar jacket. 311 pp without names or tears. Faint watermark on foot of page block does not detract. Rare, early Garden City Second Printing. A treasure trove of information about every recognized breed of light horse popular in America today. Pers begins with the story of prehistoric men and horses, traces the history of horses in the great civilizations of the past and in the more recent culture... View more info

Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $38.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45077

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: New


First edition, first printing hardcover in illustrated glossy boards. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. View more info

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Harness Racing Vehicles

By: D'Amato, Michael P., Esq.; Susan Green

Price: $35.00

Publisher: PA, Susan's Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46349

ISBN: 0979701309

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality book in color illustrated glossy hardcover boards showing a few super light scratches from storage. 202 pp profusely illustrated in b/w with a few color plates and one fold out working draft of a sulky from 1885. The book begins with a chronology of two-wheeled vehicles followed by a brief summary of harness racing. Next is a section for four wheeled racing sulkies ending with a section devoted to "Road Riders" and "Speeding Wagons". Immensely researched, copiously illustrated and a delight to read. A perfect gift for the horse lover who has it all. View more info

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The Wonder Book of Horses

By: Dell, Catherine

Price: $8.00

Publisher: England, Grisewood and Dempsey Ltd: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 10375

ISBN: 9997779568

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition glossy hardcover 38 pg info book with LOTS of color photos. Pictorial endpps, Light surface scratches on glossy boards, corners pointed, text as new. Includes: About Horses: Ancestors, Horse Talk, The Specialists, Living Wild. Horses for Sport: Racing, Jumping and Eventing, A Sporting Life. Work Horses: Going Places, War Horses, In the City, In the Country, The Entertainers. A Horse of Your Own: Learning to Ride, Looking After a Horse, Tack, Index. View more info

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The Quarter Running Horse

By: Denhardt, Robert Moorman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, Red River Books Division: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46714

ISBN: 0806135689

Condition: Very Good


First published 1979 by Univ of OK Press. This is stated the second printing of the first Red River Books division 2003. Published with 62 b/w photographs and line drawings. Matte color photo-illustrated softcover displays beautifully. Tips and spine ends sharp, no names, tears or soil within the 302 pp text. Equine specialist Robert Moorman Denhardt presents the story of the origins and evolution by b reeding of America's horse: the Quarter Running Horse. A thorough account that begins in 1607 with the earliest colonial importations of horses and continuing to the Quarter Horse's cros... View more info

Image for Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Volume III Part Five - Horse Shows, Race Meetings, Hunter Trials, Mounted Sports, Exhibition Rides

Horsemanship and Horsemastership. Volume III Part Five - Horse Shows, Race Meetings, Hunter Trials, Mounted Sports, Exhibition Rides

By: Department of Horsemanship

Price: $20.00

Publisher: KS, The Cavalry School: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 38451

Condition: Very Good


Yellow reprint paperback with black fabric spine has name at head of cover, is soiled and discolored. 107 pages with crisp text and no tears but pages are lightly soiled a few have water stains along lower edge. A continuation of the previous volumes on Horsemanship and Horsemastership part five is the compilation of your desired work - the show or meet. The purpose of which is to give the horsemen an opportunity to compare the quality and ability of their horses with those of other competitors. 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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Men, Horses and Hunting

By: Dixon, William Scarth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40009

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt title spine and publishers blindstamped urn in circle on rear board. 333 pp with vintage bookstore sticker on ft of rear pastdn. Tidy name on fep: Dr. William Lay, former MFH of Oakbrook Hounds, IL. B/w photo frontis of Dixon and 8 other full page b/w photo plates within showing steeplechases, close ups of locals: Father O'Flynn: winner of the Grand National and other shots. Top edge of pg block dyed red, others uncut. Some foxing on margins of preliminaries, internals clean. Chapters include: Some Childhoods Memories/ School Days and School Wa... View more info