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Rosina and Son

By: Barne, Kitty

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Evans Brothers Ltd: 1956

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46742

Condition: Very Good


Very good 1st edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with black title spine. 216 pp text is crisp and bright. Very good color illustrated, un-clipped jacket lightly sunned on spine but displays very well in new mylar. Owner's neat ink Christmas presentation note written on front endpaper dated 1956. Rosina Copper was a real polo pony and show champion in 1920s-30s Britain. This children's/young adult novel imagines her life and her colt's in a circus during the ten missing years in her history. View more info

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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

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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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Polo at Great Meadow, The Plains VA 10 Yr Anniversary Book

By: Compilation Authored

Price: $18.00

Publisher: VA, Polo Great Meadow: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40652

Condition: Fine


As new glossy 48 pp magazine with a brief overview history of the polo activities at Great Meadow, The Plains VA. Photos of the players, local adverts and more. Cover states Ride for Charity which was a promotional even played in 2004. Includes 4pp of fab color drawings of polo play and action by Sam Savitt. Collectible and uncommon polo offering View more info

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The Corps Roots the Loudest" A History of VMI Athletics

By: Davis, Thomas W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: VA, University Press of Virginia: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33690

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover and dj are in fine condition save for bit of surface soil on lower edge of page block and vertical crease on frt dj flap. Unclipped dj now in new mylar and displays beautifully. This is a gift quality book without names or tears. 335 pp over sized landscape format 8vo. This book examines the history of athletics at the Virginia Military Institute from its founding in 1839 to the present. Loaded with b/w photos. Too large for the flat rate envelope. View more info

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Beginning Polo

By: Disston, Harry

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NJ, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46852

ISBN: 049801214X

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine 1st edition hardcover in dust wrapper. Tight, bright first US printing gift quality black cloth hardcover. 200 pp. Tips sharp, spine ends lightly bumped. Unclipped dj in new mylar has a small sticker mark on backstrip, still displays well. No names, tears or soil. Chapters include: The Game, History, The Ball, The Mallet, The Field, What You Need to Start, Your Mount, The Strokes and Hitting, Handicaps, The Rules and Penalties, Team Play, Practice: Stick and Ball, Tack, Stable Routine, Dress, Umpiring, Arena Polo, Moving Up, Having Fun, Competition, Index. View more info

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Six Chukkers of Love

By: Hetherington, Wm. Clark

Price: $26.00

Publisher: IN, Author House: 2005

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46922

ISBN: 1420828932

Condition: As New


Brand new, gift quality first edition crisp unmarked hardcover in navy cloth covered boards with bright gilt spine title. Head of spine lightly bumped, foot and four tips sharp. 126 pp illust with b/w photos. Unclipped photo-illustrated glossy dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully. Six Chukkers of Love is more than Clark Hetherington's autobiography. It is a first-hand account of the history of polo in the United States post World War II. Clark knew all of the movers and shakers, great players and sundry characters that were responsible for polos growth and development. His book i... View more info

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Horseman's Riding & Training Manual

By: Hunter, Ross

Price: $35.00

Publisher: CA, Olympic Press: 1969

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller Id: 43753

Condition: Very Good


Very good stapled paperback with light surface soil on yellow background illustrated covers. Internally fine. 64 pp. Uncommon booklet includes: Conformation, History, Donal Adjustment & Fit, Halter Breaking, Leading, Sacking Out (Bomb-proofing), Longeing, Trailer Breaking, Raining, Backing, Barrel Racing, Roping, English Adaptation, Polo, Flexion & Collection, Gymkhana, Jumping Trail Riding, Sliding Stops, Horse Psychology, Grooming & General Care, Feeding. View more info

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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

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Heroes, Horses & High Society Aiken from 1540

By: Lawrence Kay

Price: $35.00

Publisher: SC, Privately Printed: 1982

Edition: Fourth Printing

Seller Id: 37702

Condition: Near Fine


Tight, bright, unmarked 4th printing hardcover in moderately worn, unclipped dj in mylar. 151 pgs. Small chip at foot of dj frt panel few small chips and rubbing at extremities, book itself is lovely. The illustrated history Aiken from the famous Wilcox Inn, it's famous visitors including Winston Churchill and his wife, , Count and Countess Bernadette of Sweden, Irene Castle, Elizabeth Arden, Fred Astair and Grace Moore. Winter Residents at the resort have included Vanderbilts, William K and Harold, Grandsons of Commodore Cornelius Vanderbilt, Evelyn Walsh McLean of "Hope Diamond" fame... View more info

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In My Opinion - Being A Book Of Dissertations On Horses And Horsemanship

By: Lyon, Major W. E.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1929

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44945

Condition: Good +


308 pages. 7 1/2" x 10" hardcover. Bound in original red cloth with gilt lettering on front cover and spine. Illustrated with 6 color plates, numerous b&w plates and many line drawings in text. Spine lightly sunned with gilt faded. Spine cracked with some gatherings loosened but not detached. NOT Ex-library. An excellent and comprehensive guide to horses often overlooked and highly recommended with chapters on: 1. The Horse: A Sketch of Its Evolution and History. 2. The Conformation of the Racehorse/ The Training of Racehorses/ The Schooling and Training of 'Chasers and Hurdlers/ Ridi... View more info

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The Woman Equestrian

By: Slaughter, Jane R.; Foreword By Karen O'Connor

Price: $6.00

Publisher: IN, Wish Publishing: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28514

ISBN: 1930546645

Condition: As New


As new 1st edition paperback, no dj as issued. 216 pp. A book for females of any age who love horses and the freedom of riding. It is tailor written for the woman; its purpose is to inspire, educate and foster the efforts of the developing equestrian who must also maintain a lifestyle outside of the ring. This book carefully educates the beginning rider while encouraging spirit and compassion to ride both correctly and safely. Between the covers of this book, the reader will find chapters full of information essential to the overall development of the complete equestrian. Chapters include: ... View more info

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A Community Of The Horse Partnerships SIGNED

By: Smart, Bruce

Price: $30.00

Publisher: VA, Lost Mountain Graphics: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 42934

ISBN: 0974542407

Condition: Fine


Twice signed by the author. Presentation on fep for Ann and Mike. Looking at horses leads easily to loving them. Welcome to the horse community. Bruce Smart December 2004. Then a simple first/last name on half title page. Perfect condition for gift giving. A brilliant first edition hard cover in navy cloth boards with bright gilt titles. Sharp tips and spine ends. Internally unread. 471 pp. Glossy, unclipped dj in new mylar as new. "A Community of the Horse: Partnerships explores the Virginia horse community. Contents include: What is it about horses?/ The horse in history/ The stable tou... View more info

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The Horseman's Bedside Book

By: Talbot-Ponsonby, J.A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, B. T. Batsford, Ltd.: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28758

Condition: Near Fine


Near fine first edition hard cover in very good dust wrapper in new mylar showing light sunning along backstrip, bit of rubbing at tips. 224 pp text clean w/name on fep. Britain's leading riding instructor has edited this compilation of 16 light-hearted essays which have been contributed by a team outstanding equestrian writers. Their most readable, yet frequently helpful articles are backed up by a brilliant collection of photographic illustrations. Contents Include: From Point-to-Point by Michael Williams/ Riding For the Million by Lieut.-Colonel C.E.G. Hope/ The Romance of Show Jumpin... View more info

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The History and Romance of the Horse

By: Vernon, Arthur

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Halcyon House: 1941

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 40789

Condition: Near Fine


Very good reprint hardcover in mustard yellow cloth boards with illustration in a circle of a horsehead on frt panel, no dj. Spine w/brown framed title slightly sunned, Tips and spine ends barely brushed, not frayed. Thick volume of 525 pp. Former owners name stamp on age toned frt paste down. Well illustrated in b/w. Comprehensive history of the horse from the dawn of man to today (c1939). Very attractive, gift quality volume. An amazing chronological history of the horse including descriptions of famous horses in history. View more info

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Stories of the Middle Ages History Through Stories Book Two

By: Watson, E. Boog

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, W. & A. K. Johnston & G. W. Bacon Ltd.: 1963

Edition: Second Edition

Seller Id: 10558

Condition: Very Good +


2nd edition hardcover, 128 glossy page book with school stamp on frt paste down, no pocket or evidence of ever having had one. All pages present. Very clean, tight and bright copy with one small red marker X on fep. Small rub through on foot of front board, looks like a poke rather than shelf wear. Lightly soiled yellow cloth with 51 blue/black illustrations & maps. View more info

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The World of Polo Past & Present

By: Watson, J.N.P.; Foreword By The Viscount Cowdray

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Massachusetts, Salem House: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 46944

ISBN: 094825307X

Condition: Fine


Gift quality 2nd printing of the first US edition, published one year after the first. Splendid hardcover in black paper covered boards with bright gilt title spine. Barely brushed tips, else as new inside and out. 164 pages profusely illustrated in b/w and color. Unclipped, original full color illustrated jacket has wrap around the entire book art, and also has a lovely brown on white line drawn image on the endpapers showing a woman in Victorian garb standing with two young boys watching a polo match. Book measures 8-1/2" x 11-1/4" and displays beautifully in its removable myla... View more info