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Image for Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

Thoughts Upon Hunting In A Series of Familiar Letters To A Friend. Presentation Copy Dated 1880 From Lord Charles Beresford to Mr. Frank Gillard. Former Copy of Dr. William Lay M.F.H.

By: Beckford, Peter Esq.

Price: $150.00

Publisher: London, James Toovey: 1879

Seller Id: 40521

Condition: Good


Sir Peter Beckford (1740-1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckfor... View more info

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Gentle Solutions Frank Bell's Seven Steps to a Safer Horse The Complete Guide to Frank Bell's Acclaimed 7-Step Safety System

By: Bell, Frank; With Sylvia Scott; Foreword By Bob Claymier: My Introduction to a Horse Whisperer

Price: $30.00

Publisher: ID, Dances With Horses, Inc: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 30734

ISBN: 097634890X

Condition: Fine


Brilliant glossy 1st edition paperback with negligible wear at tips from storage. 151 well illustrated pages. Rare horse training book. Intro: The 7-Step System, In the Beginning, Bonding, Take and Give, Intimacy, The Dance Begins, Desensitizing, Ballet on the Ground, Ballet in the Saddle; In the End, Frank Bell Photo Gallery, Frank Bell Training Products, Afterword, Author Biographies, Photo Acknowledgments. View more info

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British Sporting Prints

By: Cadfryn-Roberts, John

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, The Ariel Press: 1955

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40274

Condition: Very Good +


Giant book in slipcase. 18.5" tall x 13" wide. 1st edition hardcover with small tape repair to head of spine in original dust jacket showing light soil on white background, especially at front panel fore edge (coffee spill?). Includes original slipcase with moderate wear (foot of spine worn through, see pic), still holding together and has kept this book in VG form. Includes one dozen oversized plates plus one page biographies of artists by the likes of: Henry Alken 1748-1854, Two Plates: The "Right" Sort: Crack Riders of England & The "Wrong" Sort: The Craners of Eng... View more info

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John Tobias Sportsman

By: Cox, Charles E., Jr

Price: $35.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1937

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller Id: 20185

Condition: Near Fine


1st limited, numbered edition No. 575 of 950 copies. Original blue cloth, with simulated darker blue labels with gilt ruling on frt bd and lightly sunned spine. Tips lightly rubbed and front inner hinge cracked, frt board wobbly but firmly attached, else fine. Shooting and angling stories. 204 pp View more info

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Memorias De Un Senorito Sevillano SIGNED

By: de Winthuysen, Javier y Losada; Editors: Maria Hector Vazquez, Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, Teresa Winthuysen Alexander

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MD, Winthuysen Foundation, Inc.: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 32760

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover Pre SIGNED/DATED NOV 2008 by EDITOR/TRANSLATOR Winthuysen on title page. Brand new copy in beige cloth boards in glossy pictorial dust wrapper. Collectible and rare work. 293 pp. of Spanish text and b/w photos with additional 13 glossy pages of b/w and color plate reproductions of Winthuysen's works and photos taken during his life. Javier de Winthuysen was born in Seville in 1874 and passed away in 1956, Barcelona. Winthuysen finished writing his memoirs in 1953. The Winthuysen Foundation published the entire Spanish typed manuscript in Maryland, USA, 2005. and produced ... View more info

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Redskin Country! From Baugh to the Super Bowl

By: Denlinger, Ken; attner, Paul

Price: $6.00

Publisher: NY, Leisure Press: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 10972

ISBN: 0880111917

Condition: Very Good


Ex-lib with pocket and all pp present. Light soil on fore-edge of page block from storage, pages clean. Unclipped dj in new mylar displays well with no chips, tears or soil, just age toning from white background to an even cream shade. 224 pp. This is the definitive history of the Redskins. They describe the cornerstones: 14 of the players who either helped launch them here in such grand style, made them more than tolerable during lean times, or lifted them back atop the National Football League in Super Bowl XVII. View more info

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Picture Book of American Authors Visual History Series

By: Helmstadter, Frances

Price: $12.50

Publisher: NY, Sterling Publishing Co.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28007

Condition: Very Good


1st edition uncirculated ex school library hardcover with photos of Poe, Cather, Mark Twain, Hemingway and Whitman on cover which is faded at head of spine and frt bd. Light soil on rear bd. Visual History Series. 64 pp. Illustrated throughout with photos. Text has short biographies and portraits of Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell holmes, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Stephen Crane, Vachel Lindsay, Willa Cather, Carl Sandburg, Sinclair Lewis, Thomas Wolf... View more info

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British and American Sporting Authors Their Writings and Biographies

By: Higginson, A. Henry M.F.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: VA, Blue Ridge Press: 1949

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 17624

Condition: As New


1st edition green hardcover with Mr. Osbaldeston's Furrier in double gilt circle on frt cover, bright gilt title and fox mask on spine. As new, 443 pg unread copy in original glassine wrapper and mint condition green board slipcase. With a bibliography by Sydney R. Smith and a foreword by Ernest R. Gee. First edition. Illustrated biographical sketches. This book give biographical essays describing the lives and work of the most significant sporting authors of the British Isles and North America. The essays are arranged chronologically beginning with Edward, Duke of York (The Master of Game) a... View more info

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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

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Memoirs of a Sevillian Master SIGNED

By: Javier De Winthuysen y Losada; Editors: Maria Hector Vazquez, Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, Teresa Winthuysen Alexander

Price: $28.00

Publisher: MD, Winthuysen Foundation, Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32759

Condition: Fine


1st edition Presentation copy. Signed/Dated Nov 2008 by Editor/Translator Winthuysen on title page. Brand new copy in glossy pictorial paperback covers. Collectible and rare work. 315 pgs of text and b/w illustrations with additional 19 glossy pages of b/w photos and color plate reproductions of Winthuysen's works and photographs taken during his life. Javier de Winthuysen was born in Seville in 1874 and passed away in 1956, Barcelona. Winthuysen finished writing his memoirs in 1953. The Winthuysen Foundation published the entire Spanish typed manuscript in Maryland, USA, 2005. and produced th... View more info

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The Art And Imagination Of Langston Hughes

By: Miller, R. Baxter

Price: $12.00

Publisher: KY, The University Press of Kentucky: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27660

ISBN: 0813116627

Condition: Very Good


Tight bright 1st edition exlib hardcover with rep removed, DJ in mylar glued to pastedowns, no call tag on backstrip or lib stickers on boards anywhere. 149 pp. Langston Hughes was one of the most important American writers of his generation, and one of the most versatile, producing poetry, fiction, drama and autobiography. In this innovative study, R. Baxter Miller explores Hughes' life and art to enlarge our appreciation of his contribution to American Letters. View more info

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Fair Girls and Grey Horses Memories of a Country Childhood - Pullein-Thompson Sisters Biography

By: Pullein-Thompson, Josephine, Diana and Christine

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Allison & Busby Ltd.: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: R46824

ISBN: 0850319897

Condition: Near Fine


First edition exlib hardcover with sticker pull and some white-out on blank fep. Backstrip of dj lightly sunned with call tag a pinch darker than the area around it. 222 pp crisp, bright and tight. B&W photo sections within. Faint moisture mark at head of page block near spine is barely noticeable. Daughters of novelist, Joanna Cannan, the trio of Pullein-Thompson sisters, Josephine, the eldest, and twins, Diana and Christine all followed after their mother in writing about their ponies and their lives. In all, the trio of sisters have penned over 150 stories and are known world-wide for... View more info

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The Solar Energy Notebook

By: Rankins, William H. III; Wilson, David A.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NC, Lorien House: 1977

Edition: Third Printing

Seller Id: 25800

Condition: Near Fine


56 pg book with very tiny red ink #2 written on upper cover tip, Internally fine. Contents include: Safety, Biographies, Drop us a Line, Intro, The Availability of Solar Energy, Solar Collectors, Heat Storage, Heating Equipment, Hot Water, A Warm House, Normal Total Heating Degree Days, Design Outside Temperature, Mean Daily Solar Radiation, Sunshine Percentage of the Horizontal Value, Mean Total House Sunshine, Local Climatological Data. View more info

Tears and Ashes and Blood Civilian Lives In An Uncivil War Southern Rockingham County, VA Research & Associates Tourbook

By: Rhodes, David S.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 41001

Condition: Near Fine


Well illustrated 24pp glossy cover magazine size tourbook with descriptive biographies of the stops along the way. Based on volumes I & IIIUnionists and the Civil War Experience In The Shenandoah Valley by Rodes, Wenger & Bittinger. Includes Valey Brethren-Mennonite Heritage Center/ 1829 House, John Brunk (Civil War) Samuel Weaver Home/ Peter & Elizabeth Coffman Burkholder House/ Weavers Church/ Henry H. and Margaret Heatwole Rhodes Place/ Benjamin Wenger Place/ Mole Hill "Look Out For Smoke"/ Bank Mennonite Church/ Bowmans Mill and many others. Fab unmarked condition with light wear a... View more info

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Jazz Piano A Smithsonian Collection

By: Smithsonian Museum

Price: $17.00

Publisher: DC, Smithsonian Collection of Recordings: 1989

Seller Id: 46205

Condition: Fine


A gift quality paperback booklet in white card covers with Jazz Piano written 4x on cover in lilac with a yellow accent line. Crisp, white and sharp, no names, tears or soil. Many b/w photos throughout. This 71 pp offering accompanied a selection of recordings of Jazz Piano. Included are reviews of the selections, brief biographies of the artists with pictures of many of the performers. 1. A Word on the Program, by Martin Williams; 2. Jazz Pianists by Dick Katz; 3. Notes on the Selections by Dick Katz and Martin Williams; 4. The Pianists by Francis Davis; 5. Bibliography. View more info

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Holocost Biographies: Raoul Wallenberg. Swedish Diplomat and Humanitarian

By: Streissguth, Thomas

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 37101

ISBN: 0823933180

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant crisp 1st edition hardcover in illustrated glossy pictorial boards showing negligible color loss at tips of still sharp spine ends, 112 pg text crisp and unmarked, presentation label "From the Irwin Uran Gift Fund", not dedicated to anyone in particular. No names, tears or soil. In lovely condition for gift giving. View more info

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The Random House Vest Pocket Dictionary of Famous People

By: Urdang, Constance, B.A., M.F.A.,; Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1962

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 42387

Condition: Near Fine


Fine copy in blk limp leatherette covers w/bright gilt titles. 320 p with pronounciation key on rear pastdns. Collectible copy. View more info

The Malay Archipelago

By: Wallace, Alfred Russel

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sinapore, Graham Brash (Pte) Ltd.: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 46057

ISBN: 9971947501

Condition: Near Fine


Facsimile of the 1869 edition, reprint paperback in brown black background illustrated card covers with yellow titles. 515 crisp unmarked pages. Illust w/maps and drawings. Original $28.88 price tag on foot of rear cover. This book is still one of the great classics of natural history and travel. Wallace developed the concept of evolution by natural selection independently of Darwin, and also adapted the new theories of evolution to genetic discoveries that occurred after Darwin's time. View more info

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Snaffles on Hunting

By: Welcome, John; Collens, Rupert; Foreword By Michael Clayton

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, The Lambourne Press: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 47020

ISBN: 0951369741

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in navy blue paper covered boards with bright gold titles on frt board and back strip. No names, tears or soil in the 160 page text which is profusely illustrated in color and b/w. Original, un-clipped dust wrapper shows negligible color loss at tips. This is a 'landscape' format volume measuring 9.75" tall x 11.50" wide x .75" thick. This is the third and final volume in the gorgeous and well-reviewed series about British Sporting artists by the authors. Born Charlie Johnson Payne in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in 1884 and died in Wilts... View more info