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Riding Recollections and Turf Stories

By: Custance, Henry

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Edward Arnold: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28459

Condition: Fair


Boards bumped at extremities, gilt illustration of galloping jockeys and horses on slightly age-toned ft cover, internally tight and bright w/teal endpapers and gift dedication on half title page. Moderate foxing on outer leaves and tissue guarded frontis. Backstrip of cloth slightly abraded from storage but displays OK on the shelf. Accounts of the authors exploits and reminiscences at the track and in the hunt field. 304 pp. View more info

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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

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Joe & Asbestos Sports Weekly Monday, June 25th 1945. Issue No. 613

By: Kling, Ken

Price: $75.00

Publisher: PA, Philadelphia Daily News: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40281

Condition: Very Good +


Exceedingly rare tri-fold pamphlet on pink paper, illust in black with drawing of cigar smoking, hatted chap holding a black gollywog sort of puppet (we think?). Orig price 25c Is entirely devoted to horse racing tips including Ken Kling's amazingly simple handicapping system, he names 13 different horses and gives a key to deciphering the code presented. Lower half of last page talks of Baseball's Who's Who and mentions Hank Greenberg and his return to baseball after his discharge from the US Army. Also metions five active National League players who are the only five to have hit over 100 hom... View more info

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The Torrance-Clendennin Episode and Other Horse Stories

By: Levey, Clarence D. (Melville)

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, Privately Published: 1892

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44273

Condition: Good


Exceedingly rare first edition, a presentation copy with the following stamp on the head of the dedication pg: Compliments of the Rider & Driver Pub, Co. 1441 Broadway, New York. 154 tight, slightly age-toned pages. Delicate beige/cream floral endpps darkened at extrems, hinges fine. Much sought, gift quality first edition in paper covered boards with a dame riding side saddle on frt board. Red cloth covered backstrip has no title. Upper tip of frt cover outer layer of paper chipped, all tips bumped and rubbed but clearly not an eyesore (see image). Title inside reads as follows: The Torranc... View more info

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The Analysis of the Hunting Field Being a Series of Sketches of the Principle Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season 1845-46

By: Surtees, R. S.: Robert Smith

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, Longmans, Green & Co.: 1923

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 45836

Condition: Very Good


This issue, (founded on the original edition, published by Rudolph Ackerman in the year 1846) was published 1923. Publisher's original green cloth hardcover boards w/worn but legible gilt spine titles and fox mask on frt cover, brown cloth spine displays well for a 98 year old book. Book is straight and solid, has rubbed tips with boards showing. Former owner's tidy gift dedication on fep, else, no tears or soil within. A bit of foxing present on the age-toned endpapers but the 244 page text is clean and not brittle. Wonderfully illustrated with full page, glossy plates in full color after ... View more info

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Jorrocks Jaunts & Jollities

By: Surtees, R.S.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 12254

Condition: Near Fine


1st printing 1949 Folio Society hardcover in dj. Not exlib. Sunning on back strip, text as new with light patch of toning on paste downs, dj is a professionally reproduced copy that shows a few chips but displays well in new mylar. The classic Surtees tale with all the bumbling antics of John Jorrocks and his clan. 228 pp. Chapters include: The Swell and the Surrey/ The Yorkshireman and the Surrey/ Surrey Shooting: Mr. Jorrocks In Trouble/ Mr. Jorrocks and the Surrey Staghounds/ The Turf: Mr. Jorrocks at Newmarket/ A Week at Cheltenham/ Aquatics: Mr. Jorrocks at Margate/ The Road: English an... View more info

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Jorrocks' Jaunts & Jollities

By: Surtees, R.S.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31464

Condition: Very Good +


1st Folio Society edition in red cloth with bright gilt title, some sunning on lower boards, in fair original dust wrapper with a large chip at head of spine on frt panel but no loss to titles. Gift dedication on title page To Harry I. Tiffany Country Squire & Artist, Bob Widermann June 6, 57. 228 pp. The classic Surtees tale with all the bumbling antics of John Jorrocks and his clan. Chapters include: The Swell and the Surrey/ The Yorkshireman and the Surrey/ Surrey Shooting: Mr. Jorrocks In Trouble/ Mr. Jorrocks and the Surrey Staghounds/ The Turf: Mr. Jorrocks at Newmarket/ A Week at Chel... View more info

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Westward Whoa!

By: Thayer, Bert Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Clayton Spicer Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33921

Condition: Good


Blue cloth with red titles soiled and marked, corners bumped and quite rubbed. Solid reading copy, not pretty outside but all there and priced accordingly. Previous owner's name printed on upside-down book plate on front paste down. 80 pp text is tight and bright w/two 1/2" closed tears at foot of two pages. Undated, circa 1949. Internals are very good, profusely illustrated with more than 100 black & white photographs taken at California racetracks that illustrate the owning, breeding and competing of thoroughbreds in racings' heyday. The suits, the dresses, the hats, or the guys in ... View more info