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The Chace

By: Apperley, Charles James "Nimrod" Introduction By Owen Culbertson

Price: $65.00

Publisher: NY, William Farquhar Payson: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46826

Condition: Near Fine


Red cloth spine over green paper covered boards with paper label. Green boards with small red vignette of fox head on frt cover. Spine tips show faint color loss but are in no way "rubbed through" , book tips still sharp. w/tidy former owner's book plate on frt pastedown. 64 pp, black and white illustrations and decorative chapter headings. First Separate Publication. Originally published in 1837, "The Chase" originally appeared in the London Quarterly Review under the title "On English Fox hunting." As Surtees records, it was immediately "a great hit" and... View more info

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Woman On A Horse My 17,000 Mile Ride

By: Beker, Ana

Price: $38.00

Publisher: London, William Kimber: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46581

Condition: Very Good


Possible first edition hardcover in black cloth covered boards with gold title on spine. Head of book lightly sunned, spine ends bumped, tips still sharp. Exlib marks and stamps are limited but present in the text. No call tags or numbers on spine of book OR dust wrapper. No tears or soil inside the tight and bright 204 pp text. Unclipped, original 3 color illustrated dust wrapper's front panel art continues on dj backstrip. Rear dj panel is off white with one other reading suggestion by this publisher. Dust wrapper has color loss at tips and dpine ends along with four short 1/2" c... 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

Hunting By Ear w/ 45 RPM Record & CD

By: Brock, D.W.E.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: London, H. F. & G. Witherby Ltd: 1968

Edition: Limited Edition

Seller Id: 46771

Condition: Very Good


Bright red reprint(4th) hardcover with gilt lettering has a light vertical crease on frt board. Original, price clipped dj in new mylar sleeve has negligible soil on solid white rear panel and a faint but even pink hue to the color frontis. 48 pages are crisp without tears. Former owner of this volume was William J. Lay M.F.H. Included is a professionally reproduce compact disc with the exact sounds, calls, horn notes and recordings of the original record. Now available for today's modern music machines. Note: CD burnt from original record which is complete with pops and sounds of a vinta... 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

Tracing the History of Your House

By: Bushell, Peter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46087

ISBN: 1851453156

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in a near fine unclipped dj showing negligible color loss at lower tips, now in new mylar and displays beautifully with a stained glass window on a front door. Written by a British author using UK homes but applicable to any country. 1. Dating the Exterior, Journey Into the Interior, Drawing up a House Plan, Pandora's Box - County Record Offices. 2. Census Returns, Helping the Dead to Speak, Compiling a Family Tree. 3. A Suburban Villa, A Victorian Farm, A House in Mayfair. Includes Appendices: County records in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle o... View more info

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The History of Hunting

By: Chalmers, Patrick

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Seeley, Service & Co. Limited: 1951

Seller Id: 46830

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality hardcover in tan cloth boards with gilt letter L and crown on frt bd, bright gilt spine titles and ruled boarders. This is a stunning copy with straight spine ends and sharp, square tips, hinges fine, page block tight and clean, not exlib, no names, tears or soil. Professionally reproduced color, price clipped, buff background jacket in new mylar with red titles and decorative borders displays well and will keep this book in fine form. 40 illustrations, 384 pp. Head of page block dyed red. End pps not age toned, no foxing noted, only a tiny, vintage bookstore sticker at foot ... View more info

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Stud Managers Handbook Based on Lectures Given at the Stud Managers Courses at the University of KY, Lexington.

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $12.00

Publisher: KY, University of Kentucky: 1954

Seller Id: 42874

Condition: Very Good


Blue grained card covers with red plastic comb spine, silver gilt horse and titles on cover. Light color loss at tips, micro rub at upper cover fore edge, frt cover lifting along fore edge. Advisors: William Du Pont Jr./ Walter M. Jeffords/ George D. Widener, A.B. Hancock Jr., Dr. Richard E. Shope. General Chairman Dr. F.E. Hull. Based on lectures and other material presented at the various Stud Managers Courses held at the University of Kentucky in 1951-1952-1953-1954. 213 pp. View more info

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Fan's Guide To Harness Racing

By: Emerson, Elliot

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Greenberg: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31114

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant 1st edition in red cloth with sharp tips and spine ends. Glue residue on frt pastedown from removed bookplate. Price clipped dj with lightly sunned spine shows chipping at spine ends and rubbing at tips but displays well with b/w photo image of three racing trotters abreast. 200 pg reference tells what to look for when you bet, differences between trotters and pacers, terms, equipment, performance charts, driver ratings, records, breeding, history, owners, trainers, stakes, futurities, early closers etc. View more info

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Horses and Horsemanship

By: Ensminger, M.E., B.S., M.A., Ph.D.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: IL, The Interstate Printers and Publishers Inc: 1969

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller Id: 38939

Condition: Fine


Fine condition 4th edition hard cover in orange/green illustrated boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends. Internally tight and bright w/former owner's embossed ownership stamp on fep. VG professionally reproduced dj in new mylar displays well. Hefty book with a 2" thick spine is a comprehensive volume of 907 historical and informative pages nicely enhanced by black and white photographs and illustrations. Contents include: History and Development of the Horse industry/ Functional Anatomy of the Horse/ Selecting and Judging Horses/ Determining the Age and Height of Horses/... View more info

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The Black Stallion Mystery

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1957

Seller Id: 45647

ISBN: 0394806131

Condition: Near Fine


3rd printing hardcover in beige cloth, 202 p. text crisp and unmarked, age toning on endpps, corners still sharp, not exlib. Professionally reproduced illust price clipped dj in new mylar shows a tiny chip at frt board fore edge but displays beautifully. When three foreign colts arrived in the US to be sold at the yearling sales, young Alec Ramsay, who was among the first to see them, realized they were worth their weight in gold. They looked enough like his world-famed Black Stallion to have had the same sire, yet desert records stated that such a horse was dead. Were the records wrong? ... View more info

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The Black Stallion Mystery

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27408

ISBN: 0394806131

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in light blue cloth, 202 p. text crisp and unmarked, age toning on endpps, corners still sharp, not exlib. Professionally reproduced illust price clipped dj in new mylar shows a tiny chip at frt board fore edge but displays beautifully. When three foreign colts arrived in the US to be sold at the yearling sales, young Alec Ramsay, who was among the first to see them, realized they were worth their weight in gold. They looked enough like his world-famed Black Stallion to have had the same sire, yet desert records stated that such a horse was dead. Were the records wron... View more info

1956 The Sheshoon, Ballymanny, Gilltown, Ongar and Sallymount Studs: Ireland

By: H.H. Aga Khan, Cyril Hall Mgr Turf Lodge, The Curragh Stud, Co. Kildare

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Privately Published: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46310

Condition: Very Good


Very nice former library hardcover in hunter green grosgrain type cloth with British tan diagonal stripe ruled in gilt with gilt titles and 1956 date. No sunning on the cloth anywhere, book was properly stored. This is a very tidy exlib without any call tags (or markings whatsoever, no title) on the backstrip, one bumped corner and other three still sharp and barely brushed (no broken cloth), and bumped spine ends. Has a California Polytechnic State University Library ink stamped on 3 sides of page block and head of slightly age-toned fep along with library sticker placed there. Opposing f... View more info

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The Fairest Hunting: Hunting and Watching Exmoor Deer

By: Hewett, H. P.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27979

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover in orange boards, no inscriptions, soil or tears. DJ in new mylar displays beautifully with b/w photo frontis. 116 pp. The author discusses his observations resulting, sometimes in unorthodox conclusions, as well as the history and art of deer hunting as distinct from fox and hare hunting. Records of all types are included - points, weights, breeding, peculiarities, etc. This book is, within the limits of material available, a valuable work of reference. View more info

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Farm Flock Management Guide

By: Hicks, Floyd W.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: PA, The Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture Experiment Station:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39875

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright 1st edition paperback with light surface soil on ecru card covers, one tiny closed, taped tear at foot of frt cover, few check marks on upper corners of some pages. 70 pp informative manual published around 1970-75. Includes: Selecting Stock/ Incubation/ Brooding Hints/ Housing and Equip/ Space for Poultry/ General Housing Requirements/ Systems of Ventilation/ Insulation and Heat Loss - Figuring R Values/ Resistance of Building Materials/ Vapor Barriers/ Basic Lighting Principals/ Poultry Manure/ Managing Layers/ Stress/ Feeding of Poultry/ Feed and Water Handling/ Bulk Handling o... View more info

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The Horse Trials Story

By: Hope, Lt. Col C.E.G.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46435

ISBN: 0720701953

Condition: Fine


First Edition, book as new save for lightly bumped spine ends, (tips still sharp). No names, tears or soil in the 228 pp text. Original un-clipped dj in new mylar shows color loss at lower tips and foot of dj panel, a small sticker pull in the sky over the author's name on frt dj panel, now lightly colored in with an attempt to match the blue sky and clouds. Foreword by the Duke of Beaufort. Chapters include: What are Horse Trials?/ The 'Military'/ Olympic Games 1912-1920/ Olympic Games 1924-1948/ Badminton- the Civilians Take Over/ The One-Day Event/ International Events: 1952-1955/ Windso... View more info

Early Child Immigrants to Virginia 1619-1642

By: Hume, Robert Ph.D. (Keele)

Price: $165.00

Publisher: MD, Magna Carta Book Co.: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45599

ISBN: 0910946299

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality book with micro, now repaired paper pull over the O in author's name on frt cov. Photos available, please email. 52 pp text as new. No names, tears or soil within but there is a tiny soil spot at head of page block. An exceedingly important and much coveted reference compiled from the records of Bridwell Royal Hospital, England. 52 pp. Indexed. View more info

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H. H. Aga Khan's Irish and French Studs 1970

By: Khan, H. H. Aga; Hall, Cyril: Manager of the Stud

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Privately Published: 1971

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46784

Condition: Very Good


H. H. Aga Khan's Stud Book in green pebbled cloth binding with a diagonal brown stripe which is ruled in gilt and has the year 1970 printed in gilt on it, so it was most likely published in 1971 but it is not stated as such. Book shows a light watermark on the cloth at head of spine and frt board area near it. Also has one bumped tip, others fine. Water made no harm to the text. Book measures approx 4.25" x 5 3/8" x .75". Printed by Brindleys, Dublin. Book begins with the Index, then the mare's pedigree plus her track record (if any). End of book lists the horses in tra... View more info

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H. H. Aga Khan's Irish and French Studs 1975

By: Khan, H. H. Aga; Hall, Cyril: Manager of the Stud

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Privately Published: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46788

Condition: As New


Gift quality Aga Khan's Stud Book in green pebbled cloth binding with a diagonal red stripe which is ruled in gilt and has the year 1975 printed in gilt on it, so it was most likely published in 1976 but it is not stated as such. Book shows sharp tips and spine ends, measures approx 4.25" x 5 3/8" x .75". Printed by Brindleys, Dublin. Book begins with the Index, then the mare's pedigree plus her track record (if any). End of book lists the horses in training that year, colts first, then fillies. Book has a clear, removable, 4mm polyester jacket fitted to go around the book... View more info

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H. H. Aga Khan's Irish and French Studs 1968

By: Khan, H. H. Aga; Hall, Cyril: Manager of the Stud

Price: $135.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, Privately Published: 1969

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46782

Condition: Fine


Gift quality Aga Khan's Stud Book in green pebbled cloth binding with a diagonal brown stripe which is ruled in gilt and has the year 1968 printed in gilt on it, so it was most likely published in 1969 but it is not stated as such. Book shows sharp tips and barely bumped head of spine. Measures approx 4.25" x 5 3/8" x .75". Printed by Brindleys, Dublin. Book begins with the Index, then the mare's pedigree plus her track record (if any). End of book lists the horses in training that year, colts first, then fillies. This volume includes the stud manager: Cyril Hall's callin... View more info