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Horses & Practical Horse-Keeping

By: Barton, Frank Townend, M.R.C.V.S.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28632

Condition: Good +


An exhaustive 1st edition compendium, much pertaining to horse health and ailments. A rare volume in green pictorial cloth boards bumped and rubbed at tips. Book is approx 6" x 8.5" x 3" thick. Titles worn on cover, appears as if something has spilled at one time taking some of the layers of white letting with it but it is still legible (see pic). Inner hinges fine, page block sound and tight but occasionally wavy from past moisture but there is no musty smell. Contents include: The Shire and the Cart Horse, The Clydesdale Horse, The Suffolk, Remarks on Van and Cross-Bred Horses... View more info

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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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A Huntsman's Log Book

By: Bell, Isaac, M.F.H.

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode, Ltd: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46953

Condition: Very Good


The author's first and very scarce work in an uncommon professionally reproduced color illustrated dj from the Scribner's edition that displays well with handsome red fox mask on frt panel. This is a very neat former library copy that appears to have not been taken out much if at all. It is the first edition but has no date and is a wartime compliant volume printed on lighter weight paper. Blue leatherette covered hard boards with yellow title spine has a tidy call number on foot of backstrip and an unused, petite handmade library card and pocket on frt pastedown. It is in excellent shape ... View more info

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Bloodlines of Hunters & Jumpers in North America Books I, II, III

By: Birdsall, P. H., D.V.M.

Price: $350.00

Publisher: Privately Published: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46925

Condition: Very Good


Very nice trio of paperback in burgundy card covers showing a rider flying a horse over a wide oxer in show jumping. No names, tears or soil in the books. Covers show light color loss at periphery from storage. Text is tight, bright and solid. Highly sought and quite collectible reference set for anyone who wants to know their horse's "family tree". Does your horse have Nasrullah or Man O'War in its past? You can find out now. Book I: General Index/ Cross Reference Index 143 pp. Book II: Hunters/ Three Day Eventers/ Steeplechasers 231 pp. Book III: Jumpers 213 pp. View more info

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The Compendium of Sport Horse Bloodlines

By: Birdsall, P.H., D.V.M.

Price: $375.00

Publisher: Canada, Privately Published: 1987

Seller Id: 46880

Condition: Near Fine


Rare, gift quality three-ring binder has brown faux leather covered heavy boards that securely hold 534 crisp, clean pages and has title/author in gilt on frt cover and back strip of binder. No names, soil within or out, no splits on the binder anywhere. Looks like new. Some page holes have adhesive reinforcements over them, but it is a super tidy volume. Includes an exhaustive 534 pages of research particulars on the bloodlines on all types of sport horse or warmblood breeds. The general index section is 208 pp. following that are Sires of Major Winners 13 pp, Followed by 17 pages of s... View more info

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Off To The Races. Horse Sense and Track Logic SIGNED

By: Blanche, Ernest E.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: NY, A. S. Barnes & Co.: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 22880

Condition: Fine


Presentation copy signed by author on fep: To Mary Farris with kindest remembrances of our pleasant association in the Battle of the Pentagon. Ernest E. Blanche. First edition hardcover in red cloth lightly bumped at spine ends, corners still sharp. Professionally reproduced photo illustrated dj in new mylar displays beautifully with negligible wear at tips. 201 pp. Present-Day Racing/ Types of Races/ Kinds of Horses/ Breeding Thoroughbreds/ The Race Track/ Starting and Finishing/ The Jockey - "Monkey on a Stick"/ The Fundamentals of Betting/ Racing Information and Tip Sheets/ Way... View more info

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Flat-Racing Since 1900

By: Bland, Ernest: Editor; Foreword by The Earl Of Rosebery, K.T.

Price: $48.00

Publisher: London, Andrew Dakers Ltd.: 1950

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 47078

Condition: Near Fine


First edition very attractive gift quality hardcover in pine green cloth covered boards with bright gilt titles. Tips and spine ends still sharp. Tiny ink initials under the front dj flap, two dates on fep, no other marks, no soil or tears in the 339 pp text that has a further 17 page section of results of fifty years' Classic Races, winners and their stats. Full color, unclipped dj is a professional reproduction that has a 1/4" closed tear at the head of the rear gutter, spine a bit darkened on backstrp and a hint of light surface soil on the white background rear panel that shows a fu... View more info

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The Turf

By: Carr, Sara & Raymond

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford, NY, Oxford University Press: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46955

ISBN: 0192141147

Condition: Near Fine


First edition, first printing hardcover in dark green textured paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title. An addition into the Small Oxford Books series, it is not ex-library, it shows sharp tips and barely brushed spine ends, the 112 pp text is crisp with ghosting from an erased pencil price on fep. Un-clipped original, glossy dust wrapper in new mylar displays beautifully. A lovely gift book, the perfect size to tuck into a Christmas stocking: 8" x 4" x 1/2". Illustrated with a myriad of black and white line drawings such as the one on the jacket. It contains, prose, ... View more info

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Between Mare and Foal. The Mare Owner's Handbook. Farnam Horse Library #256

By: Coen, Sue

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Farnam Horse Library: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39577

Condition: Near Fine


Brilliant copy in glossy photo illustrated heavy card covers, tips showing negligible color loss from storage, one minor pen doodle on foot of rear cover does not cover any of the text written there, else the 91 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Well illustrated in color photos, a handy volume in a compact size. First Edition, thus stated. Intro/ Should I Breed my Mare?/ The Broodmare: Considerations in Selection/ The Stallion: Considerations in Selection/ When Should the Mare be Bred?/ Heredity and Environment/ Systems of Breeding/ Determination of Pregnancy/ Care of the Pregnant Mare/ Foaling/ ... View more info

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Stud Adventures In Breeding

By: Conley, Kevin

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Bloomsbury Books: 2003

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 30089

ISBN: 1582343322

Condition: Near Fine


Few light surface dents on upper cover corner, spot of white-out on inside rear cover, else as new. 209 pgs. Synopsis: Sex. Money. Horses. Every year, on Valentine's Day, the great Thoroughbred farms open their breeding sheds and begin their primary business. For the next one hundred and fifty days, the cries of stallions and the vigorous encouragement of their handlers echo through breeding country, from the gentle hills of Kentucky to the rich valleys of California. Stud takes us into this strange and seductive world of horse breeding. We meet the world's leading sire, Storm Cat, the Triple ... View more info

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Horse-Racing The Breeding of Thoroughbreds and a Short History of the English Turf

By: Craig, Dennis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1963

Edition: Third Revised Enlarged Edition

Seller Id: 31927

ISBN: 0851310869

Condition: Fine


Brilliant copy in red hardcover boards with sharp tips and spine ends, light brushes to tips of clean, white background, unclipped dj with b/w reproduction of 'Bay Middleton and Barbelle at the Stud', by J.F. Herring Sr. displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy with original printed receipt from J. A. Allen laid in, dated Oct 11, 1965. 192 pp. Dennis Craig has given a complete, popular guide to horse breeding and racing which can serve both as a general reference book for the expert and as a simple textbook for the novice. Considered a classic by leading authorities of the Tu... View more info

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Horses and Ponies Their Breeding, Feeding & Management

By: de Beaumont, Marguerite

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 15898

ISBN: 0851312209

Condition: Near Fine


1st Edition near fine hard cover with bumped spine ends, dedication on fep, 144 pp text crisp and unmarked. Illustrated orange dj shows a photo of a pretty dapple grey horse in a show ring is sunned on spine but displays well in new mylar. Well iIllustrated with b/w drawings, photos and line illustrations of fat show horses under saddle and in hand. Uncommon book covers Breeding/ Founding a Stud/ Handling Foals/ Weaning/ Health in Stables/ Stable Work and Staff/ The Brood Mare/ The Stallion/ Horse Care in Winter and many more. View more info

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The Quarter Running Horse

By: Denhardt, Robert Moorman

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Norman, OK, University of Oklahoma Press, Red River Books Division: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 46714

ISBN: 0806135689

Condition: Very Good


First published 1979 by Univ of OK Press. This is stated the second printing of the first Red River Books division 2003. Published with 62 b/w photographs and line drawings. Matte color photo-illustrated softcover displays beautifully. Tips and spine ends sharp, no names, tears or soil within the 302 pp text. Equine specialist Robert Moorman Denhardt presents the story of the origins and evolution by b reeding of America's horse: the Quarter Running Horse. A thorough account that begins in 1607 with the earliest colonial importations of horses and continuing to the Quarter Horse's cros... View more info

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It's Stunning Kid!

By: DiFiore, Frank R.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: CA, Westcliff Publications: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22680

ISBN: 0932896006

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in near fine, original, unclipped dj in new mylar. 1 tiny chip at head of rear dj panel. 154 p. No front endppr, book opens to title page. A novel of intrigue, about horses and the people who breed them, one way or another! Nice fireside fiction for any race fan. View more info

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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

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $127.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45791

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Boards bright and clean, only a trace of soil on foot of boards, tips sharp, spine ends barely bumped. Micro 'ding' on foot of rear board, Internally as new without names, tears or soil. 219 pp. Color photo dj has no damage, displays beautifully in new mylar. NOT ex-library. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days as a child in England and spans a... View more info

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Montpelier The Recollections of Marion DuPont Scott as Told to Gerald Strine

By: DuPont Scott, Marion

Price: $107.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34096

ISBN: 068414798X

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition in oatmeal colored linen boards with paste-on art in gilt border of the DuPont racing silks on frt board. Light age-toning and spotting on boards, tips remain sharp, although slightly brushed. Lightly bowed frt board. Internally as new without names, tears or soil. Color photo dj has chip at lower fore-edge of flap fold and one closed tear at foot of rear panel but displays well in new mylar. NOT ex-library. 219 pp. Profusely illustrated with color and b/w photos throughout. Collectible and much sought volume. A very readable memoir, well written and lively. Recounts Marion's days ... View more info

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Native Dancer The Grey Ghost Hero of a Golden Age

By: Eisenberg, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Warner Books: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33059

ISBN: 0446530700

Condition: Near Fine


Two first edition hardcover with former owner's ink-less embossed medallion imprint on blank end papers. 288 page text as new. Reproduction dj looks fab in new mylar. In the early 1950s, a rising star flickered across millions of black-and-white TV sets. Nick-named 'The Grey Ghost,' Native Dancer was a blue-blood thoroughbred with a taste for drama, courtesy of his come-from-behind running style, and impressive credits: He finished first in 21 of his 22 career starts, his only loss by a nose in the 1953 Kentucky Derby, was named Horse of the Year-twice, and was inducted into the National Mu... 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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American Race Horses 1957 An Annual Review of The Breeding and the Performances of the Outstanding Thoroughbreds of the Year in Flat Racing and Steeplechasing

By: Estes, Joe; et al

Price: $38.00

Publisher: KY, American Thoroughbred Breeders Association, Inc.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45016

Condition: Very Good +


Rust cloth with bumped tips and few light white smudges on foot of frt and rear covers, no marks on back strip, gilt titles bright. 326 pp. Hinges fine, no former owners marks, soil or tears inside. View more info