Keyword: Sporting History

Sort

Showing 1-20 of 30

Image for Into Polo  A True Life Story

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

Image for The History of Hunting

The History of Hunting

By: Chalmers, Patrick

Price: $38.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 44835

Condition: Very Good


Solid 1st edition in tan cloth boards with gilt letter L and crown on frt bd, bright gilt spine title. Corners bumped but not rubbed. Inner hinges partially cracked, page block holding fine. Price clipped original dj in new mylar with color spine illustration pasted on has chip at head of spine and small chips at tips but still displays well. 40 illustrations, 384 pp. End pps age toned with some minor soil on preliminaries. Vol 23 of the Lonsdale sporting library. Chapters include: A Prelude to History/ In a Classical Beginning/ Semi-Historical/ Early English/ The Norman Influence/ The Fore... View more info

Image for The History of Hunting

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

Image for A History of Horsemanship. The Story of Man's Ways and Means of Riding Horses From Ancient Times to The Present

A History of Horsemanship. The Story of Man's Ways and Means of Riding Horses From Ancient Times to The Present

By: Chenevix-Trench, Charles

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Doubleday & Co. Inc.: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45949

ISBN: 0385031092

Condition: Very Good +


First edition hardcover in dark green cloth boards with bright gilt title spine. Lower tips & foot of spine bumped but not rubbed, upper tips still sharp. DJ art is a wrap around oil painting fox hunting scene: Full Cry by John Nost Sartorious and shows some creasing at spine ends, a micro bit of color loss at lower frt board tip, else fine. No names tears or soil. Profusely illustrated in color and b/w. 10" along spine, 320 pp. This is not a book on how to ride, it is the story of how men and women have ridden over four thousand years and why they have ridden so. From the times of th... View more info

Image for A Look At Cecil Aldin's Dogs and Hounds

A Look At Cecil Aldin's Dogs and Hounds

By: Collens, Rupert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, The Lambourne Press: 1990

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller Id: 37739

ISBN: 1872708005

Condition: Fine


Stunning as new brown hardcover with bright gilt titles. Mint condition, unclipped color illust dj in new mylar has Cecil's dogs on front and rear. 112 pp. Oblong 8vo measuring 9 1/2" tall x 11 5/8" long x 3/4" thick. This absolutely gorgeous coffee table book that everyone will enjoy details the life's work of one of our very favorite artists. Profusely illustrated with b/w sketches, b/w photographs and color plates throughout. Chapter One: The First Thirty Years (1870 to 1900), Chapter Two: The Golden Years (1901 to 1914), Chapter Three: The World War (1914 to 1918), Chapter Four... View more info

Image for A Look At Cecil Aldin's Dogs and Hounds

A Look At Cecil Aldin's Dogs and Hounds

By: Collens, Rupert

Price: $47.00

Publisher: London, The Lambourne Press: 1990

Edition: First Trade Edition

Seller Id: 39959

ISBN: 1872708005

Condition: Near Fine


Stunning brand new brown hardcover (First trade edition) with bright gilt title and barely bumped tips, else as new in unclipped color illust dj in new mylar has Cecil's dogs on front and rear. 112 pp. Oblong 8vo measuring 9 1/2" tall x 11 5/8" long x 3/4" thick. This absolutely gorgeous coffee table book that everyone will enjoy details the life's work of one of our very favorite artists. Profusely illustrated with b/w sketches, b/w photographs and color plates throughout. Chapter One: The First Thirty Years (1870 to 1900), Chapter Two: The Golden Years (1901 to 1914), Chapter T... View more info

Image for Jericho Turnpike  The Storied Route Of Foxhunting From New York To Virginia

Jericho Turnpike The Storied Route Of Foxhunting From New York To Virginia

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, Warrenton Antiquarian Society: 2005

Seller Id: 34868

Condition: Very Good


Really nice oversized paperback with a modicum of loss at lower fore edge of frt cover 1/4" x 3/4". Internally as new 40 pp text crisp, unmarked and loaded with b/w photos throughout. This book, inspired by the 1930 Fortune magazine article, "Jericho Turnpike," is about the migration of foxhunters from New York to Virginia at the beginning of the twentieth century and the legacy that remains today. Chapters include: Jericho Turnpike/ The Jericho Turnpike Revisited/ A Virginia Huntsman, Oscar Beach, The Artwork of Charlotte Nourse/ Hunting on a Budget/ A Modern Budget for t... View more info

Image for Hunting In County Kilkenny  SIGNED

Hunting In County Kilkenny SIGNED

By: Corballis, Caroline

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Ireland, Castlefield Publications: 1999

Edition: Deluxe Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 44545

ISBN: 0953575004

Condition: Fine


Exceedingly rare work signed by Caroline Corballis on half title pg. Gift quality burgundy leather with bright gilt title. Originally published in 1999 with a dust wrapper, this is a lovely un-jacketed full leather book, also dated 1999, It is a special offering gleaned from the few unbound copies left over after the first run. This book does not say second printing. 287 pp of Kilkenny Hunt history in superb anecdote and illustration from the first master Sir John Power in 1797 to the unexpected death of Victor McCalmont in 1992. The author enjoyed access to many diaries, albums and memoi... View more info

Image for The Wonder Book of Horses

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

Image for The Complete Irish Setter

The Complete Irish Setter

By: Denlinger, Milo G.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: DC, Denlinger: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22544

Condition: Near Fine


First edition hardcover in burgundy cloth boards with gilt titles and setter head portrait in gilt on frt board. Corner clipped fep, else tight and bright. 128 pp without names, tears or soil. Illustrated endpps. Standards, breed history, conformation, cartoons, etc. View more info

Image for The Post and Paddock with Recollectionms of George IV, Sam Chifney, Dick Christian and Other Turf and Racing Celebrities

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

Image for Fox-Hunting in the Twentieth Century

Fox-Hunting in the Twentieth Century

By: Dixon, William Scarth

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40012

Condition: Very Good


312 pp.18 b/w photographs. Internally clean and tight w/tiny vint bookstore sticker on frt pastdn and bit of light foxing on preliminaries including title page. Red cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips, spine sunned but gilt title remains legible. Red cloth slightly soiled, remains a very presentable copy of a valuable hunting reference. An exhaustive compendium covering every aspect of the sport in the 20th cent including hunting on horseback and on foot, hound shows and hound-breeding, farmers and horses. The history of ten years includes: Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland and Durha... View more info

Image for Famous Foxhunters

Famous Foxhunters

By: Edwards, Lionel, R.I., R.C.A.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode Limited: 1932

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45640

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in burgundy cloth boards with bright gilt titles. Age-toned professionally reproduced dust wrapper is quite dark on backstrip. Book is in VG shape but quite foxed on endpps and prelims as well as the verso blank plates Spine ends and lower frt board tip bumped, rest brushed. 103 pp with 33 plates by Edwards. Inner hinges fine, still a presentable copy despite flaws. Includes: Preface/ Intro/ Thomas William Coke, Ist Earl of Leicester/ Lord Darlington, 1st Duke of Cleveland/ John Warde/ Sir Thomas Mostyn/ "Gentleman" Shaw/ With Sir Thomas Mostyn's Hounds/ The... View more info

Image for Racing In Art

Racing In Art

By: Fairley, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Rizzoli International Publications Inc: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38190

ISBN: 0847812340

Condition: Near Fine


Beautiful dark blue hardcover with silver gilt lettering has negligible wear. Unclipped dj has light curling on upper edge otherwise shows well. 224 tight & bright pages without tears or writing but fep has a tiny white area on the light blue paper from erased former pencil price, ghosting present. In this beautifully illustrated survey of racing in art, John Fairley presents the masterpieces of the genre from around the world and describes in his lively text the evolution of one of the great traditions of painting. View more info

Image for Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby First Centennial Compiled under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1975

Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby First Centennial Compiled under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1975

By: Gorham, Bob Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Churchill Downs: 1973

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 39558

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp copy in illustrated card covers with center cover illustration of centennial trophy cup, upper tips lightly bumped, light surface soil to white background covers. Dedication plate to the National Sporting Library on fep (although NOT a former library copy, no marks anywhere), else fine without tears or soil. Loaded with fabulous photos throughout including early advertising art of the day. 247 pp. Foreword/ History of Churchill Downs/ The Press on the Kentucky Derby/ Joe Hirsch, Fred Russell, Red Smith, Nelson Fisher, John Carmichael/ The Derbies, No. 1 through No. 49/ The Derby in C... View more info

Image for Jack Russell Terriers

Jack Russell Terriers

By: Harmar, Hilary

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, Foyles Handbooks: 1974

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: MK46668

ISBN: 0707105293

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy pictorial boards have one bumped tip, text crisp and unmarked. CHAPTERS: THE REVEREND JOHN RUSSELL OF DEVON / HISTORY AND ORIGIN / CHARACTER AND TEMPERMENT / BREEDING AND THE VALUE OF PEDIGREE / THE STUD DOG / THE BROOD BITCH AND HER PUPPIES / CHOOSING, REARING AND TRAINING A PUPPY / COMMON AILMENTS. View more info

Image for British and American Sporting Authors  Their Writings and Biographies

British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies

By: Higginson, A. Henry with a Bibliography Bu Sydney R. Smith and Foreword By Ernest R. Gee

Price: $28.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co. Ltd: 1951

Edition: First UK Edition

Seller Id: 29121

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st British edition green cloth hardcover with dull but legible gilt titles on backstrip. Very light color loss at lightly bumped tips. No fraying. Name, two small bits of cello tape glue remnants and vintage bookstore sticker on frt pastedown from Sydney R. Smith Sporting Books Canaan, NY (Sydney Smith composed the Bibliography). Illustrated with b/w photos and art reproductions. A few check marks and some tidy marginalia in Bibliography in rear of book. An important reference that covers the subject and history of sporting books from 1373 through 1950. 443 pp. This book give biog... View more info

Image for Far From a Gentleman

Far From a Gentleman

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31567

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition in green cloth boards w/presentation plate on front end paper, this book was a gift of famous author/sportsman Alexander Mackay-Smith to the National Sporting Library in 1973. No pocket or stamps. Not a circulated copy or traditional exlib. DJ in new mylar is a professional reproduction that shows light wear at extrems, few pieces of clear cello tape at spine ends does not detract. 304 pp. This is a story of the Turf, based on over twenty-five years' practical experience and told with unusual insight, clarity and feeling. The author, who is acknowledged to be the best writ... View more info

Image for The Great Hunts Foxhunting Countries of the World

The Great Hunts Foxhunting Countries of the World

By: Jackson, Alastair

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, David & Charles: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36625

ISBN: 0715392573

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover is fine with negligible wear at tips of unclipped glossy dust wrapper, tiny tear with color loss at head of backstrip. 240 pp crisp and unmarked. Describing the state of the hunt today and its organization, this book aims to give a detailed survey of some of the great hunts in Britain and elsewhere. View more info

Image for The Polo Encyclopedia

The Polo Encyclopedia

By: Laffaye, Horace A.; Foreword by Stephen A. Orthwein

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NC, McFarland & Company, Inc.: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46971

ISBN: 0786417242

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing softcover in colorfully illustrated card covers with clear cello tape diagonally over the 4 cover tips. This is a barely used former library book without any call numbers or writing on the spine of the book or covers. Two whited out library names on front endpapers and one on inside rear cover. Plus there is one library stamp with a small marker X over it, (not whited out), on the head only, of the page block. Fore-edge and foot of page block unmarked. Faint sticker pull on head of half title page from removed (empty) library borrowing date stamps. 413 pp text ... View more info