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Image for The Chace, The Road and the Turf

The Chace, The Road and the Turf

By: Apperley, Charles James "Nimrod

Price: $100.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1851

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 29220

Condition: Good


Leather backstrip and corners w/marbled paper covered boards. Tips rubbed, gilt title and 5 decorative raised bands on spine. Lovely to hold. Innards tight and bright w/tasteful bookplate and partial vintage bookstore sticker on marbled, foxed endpapers and Christmas 1851 ownership sig on blank fep. 144 pg page block tight, some leaves uncut. 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

Den Leader Coach Cub Scouts BSA

By: Boy Scouts of America

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NJ, Boy Scouts of America: 1967

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 45851

Condition: Near Fine


First edition soft cover with illustrated paper covers showing light wear at extremities, 66 pp text has a corner clipped fep, else is crisp and unmarked. Gift quality offering with the following chapters: Den Leadership, A Good Coach, When a Den Mother Cries Help!, The Job of the Den Leader Coach, Helping All Den Mothers, Selecting Den Mothers, Cub Scout Advancement, Guiding Den Activities, Cub Scout Program Policies, Program Planning Helps, Coaching the New Den Mother, Are you Good News or Bad News? View more info

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The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman 1st Edition (3 Volumes)

By: Cross, Thomas

Price: $695.00

Publisher: London, Hurst & Blacklett, Ltd: 1861

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34519

Condition: Very Good


First edition 3 volume set with calf spines and raised bands and title box, tips leather covered, boards and end papers are rich burgundy marbled paper. Leather is surface worn at extremities with a few tips showing, shelf wear and color loss on board feet but no boards showing here. Marbled edges on all three sides of page block. Inner hinge papers starting but not totally split, page blocks are all tight and secure. Moderate foxing on preliminary pages, internally creamy and clean. No signatures, page tears or soil. 311, 312, 292 pp plus ads. 3 vols on the era of horse drawn stage coach... View more info

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The Autobiography of a Stage Coachman 1st Limited Edition (2 Volumes)

By: Cross, Thomas

Price: $995.00

Publisher: London, Kegan Paul Trench Trubner and Co.: 1904

Edition: First Limited Edition

Seller Id: 27831

Condition: Very Good


Rare deluxe limited, numbered edition on handmade paper, one of fifty copies, this being #5. Attractive grey boards with cream velum spines and faded but legible gilt titles on backstrips. Rubbed board tips, spine ends are very good with light shelf wear from storage. A handsome set with light foxing to early pages and occasional very small spots inside. Overall bright and clean. A pair of excellent volumes on the era of horse drawn stage coaches and the people of that time. 503 pp in total, many splendid full page color illustrations after Pollard, Alken, Rowlandson and others. View more info

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The Sports Library Riding, Driving and Kindred Sports

By: Dale, T. F.

Price: $22.00

Publisher: London, T. Fisher Unwin: 1899

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44351

Condition: Good +


Not ex-lib. Solid reading copy in light green cloth with brn titles, cloth frayed at tips and spine ends, lifting from boards a bit, Well protected in clear mylar sleeve. Rear hinge paper cracked, frt fine, page block holding tight. 207 pp. Tissue-guarded frontis present. In a series intended as a kind of "cheap Badminton Library" for younger, less affluent sportsmen of the coming 20th century. The "kindred sports" are polo, hog- and jackal-hunting, and horse racing. With a chapter on riding and hunting for women. View more info

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Carriages Pleasures and Treasures

By: Damase, Jaques; Translated By William Mitchell

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 17418

Condition: Fine


Gift quality 1st edition hardcover in attractive sky blue paper covered boards with a black line drawing of a carriage on frt cover. Book shows sharp tips and spine ends, with negligible color loss at lower edges from shelf storage. 120 pp glossy text is profusely illustrated with b/w plates and line drawings, plus a few color photographs. Gorgeous original dj in mylar shows negligible wear at the tips and features a unique 6-in-hand brown and white Pinto horses: four abreast in front and two in the rear. The book traces the history and development of the many styles of carriages and hor... View more info

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Coaching for Improved Work Performance SIGNED

By: Fournies, Ferdinand F.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NJ, F. Fournies & Associates, Inc.: 1978

Edition: 15th Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37677

ISBN: 091747211X

Condition: Fine


Nice 15th printing hardcover in black paper covered boards with orange spine title has minimal shelf wear is signed by author on FEP 'Good Luck in your new venture'. Unclipped dust jacket has been lightly bumped on upper tip and has a small chip at head of spine otherwise shows well. 214 pages of tight & bright text with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. With this book managers at all levels can use specific, face-to-face coaching procedures with their subordinates to obtain immediate, positive results and eliminate workers' self-destructive behavior. View more info

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Hoofbeats. Drawings and Comments. 1938 Signed, Numbered, Limited Edition

By: Halpin, Warren T.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: PA, J.B. Lippincott: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 28620

Condition: Good


Signed, limited first edition numbered #164 of 1500 printings. Good 1st edition, no dj. Moderate surface soil on red, blue & white tattersall cloth, corners bumped with lower cover tip rubbed through, head of spine cloth chipped and paste-on paper title label is tatty round the edges. 1939 gift dedication on fep. Book is oversized at 9"x 13" x 1.5" and features title and silhouette image of trotting horse in gold. Introductions by Stewart B.Iglehart, Henry G. Vaughn and William DuPont Jr. 283 pages are tight and clean, includes 65 pencil drawings, none in color. If it had a c... View more info

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Hoofbeats Drawings and Comments. Signed Limited Numbered #117/150 in Full Vellum

By: Halpin, Warren T.; Intro to Polo By Stewart B. Inglehart; Intro to Hunting By Henry G. Vaughan; Intro to Steeplechasing By William Du Pont Jr.

Price: $275.00

Publisher: PA, J.B. Lippincott: 1938

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed, Limited Numbered

Seller Id: 40026

Condition: Good


Super rare deluxe first edition in full vellum. Numbered, Limited edition #117 of 150 copies. No slipcase or presentation box. Moderate soil and surface wear on smooth oyster colored vellum boards with bright gilt titles and trotting horse silhouette on frt board. Tips bumped and lightly rubbed, Head of spine has a closed tear in vellum. Tips bumped with lower frt tip just broken through. No major fraying. Signed by Halpin in pencil on limitation page as well as a pencil signature on the tissue-guarded frontis of a stunning color painting (head shot) of a bridled bay horse. This wonderful, la... View more info

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Speaker. Lessons from Forty Years in Coaching and Politics SIGNED

By: Hastert, Dennis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: DC, Regnery Publishing Co.: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37543

ISBN: 089526126X

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in mauve boards with silver gilt lettering has slight fading along top edge and foot of spine has been bumped but there is no paper showing. Unclipped dust jacket has slight curl near head of spine and front panel, slight shelf wear along bottom edge. Very nice presentation sticker on FEP with J. Denny Hastert's signature. 312 pp are tight & bright with no writing, tears, soil or blemishes. Dennis Hastert breaks his silence to tell a remarkable American story. View more info

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The Pick and Screen Offense for Winning Basketball

By: Horyza, Len

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Parker Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36663

ISBN: 0136761313

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover in navy faux leather boards with bright gilt spine title. Book as new inside and out with sharp tips and spine ends, 184 pp. Glossy, unclipped dj in new mylar has one tiny closed tear at foot of frt panel (barely noticeable), faint age-toning at upper and lower edges, remains more than presentable. See image. View more info

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Developing a Successful Women's Track and Field Program

By: Lasco, Diana

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, Parker Publishing Co.: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 36664

ISBN: 013205261X

Condition: Fine


Brilliant 1st edition hardcover in black faux leather boards with bright gilt spine title. Book as new inside and out with sharp tips and spine ends, 214 pp. Glossy, unclipped dj in new mylar has negligible age-toning at upper and lower edges, remains more than presentable. View more info

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The Polo Umpire's Primer

By: Marshall, R. Quinton

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Privately Printed: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40593

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in lightly soiled peach illustrated boards with bumped tips showing color loss but no major rubs. 54 pp of insider information on coaching the "galloping game". Illust with a b/w frontis and dedicated to Dana Norsworthy Barry "A Grand Lady of Polo Jan 30, 1913 - Nov 3, 1987". Dedication is as published, not hand-written. Chapters include: Prologue/ Some Fundamentals/ Some Other People's Business/ Conducting The Game/ Referees and Umpires/ Applied Theory of Penalties/ Very Special Events/ So, In Conclusion. View more info

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A Seat Behind The Coachman Travellers in Ireland 1800-1900

By: Muirithe, Diarmaid O.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Gill and Macmillan: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44483

ISBN: 0717105857

Condition: Very Good


Nice 1st edition hardcover (not exlib) in red cloth with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends. 209 pp. Original dust jacket has two closed tears but displays well in new mylar. Illustrations, photographs, bibliography. Based on Diarmaid O Muirithe"s highly successful radio program IDIR SHUGRADH is DAIRIRE which won the Irish National Newspaper Radio Critics" Award in 1969. Time Period 19th Century. View more info

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The Chace, The Road and The Turf

By: Nimrod Charles James Apperley; Introduction By W. Shaw Sparrow

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, John Lane, The Bodley Head: 1927

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 17417

Condition: Very Good


Brown scrolled buckram boards with black framed title and call letters on backstrip. Tight, bright retired library copy with a few chips in a couple of the rear page margins from careless opening, no text affected. Fep removed, pocket present. One color plate missing (The Darley Arabian). A new edition with an introduction by W Shaw Sparrow and illustrations after Francis Barlow, George Stubbs, John Wooton, Tom Richardson, Henry Alken, F C Turner, James Pollard, G Harvell, J F Herring, Wildrake & Thomas Bewick. 231pgs. 8 color, 8 monochrome plates. One color plate with a cello tape repaired cl... View more info

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Driving

By: Norris, Anne; Douglas, Caroline

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 25221

ISBN: 085131368X

Condition: Near Fine


28 pgs. Very light age-toning on photo-illustrated softcovers, Internally as new. 28 pgs. First edition. Brief, concise, and filled with helpful photos, this introductory guide provides essential information on driving the horse in harness. View more info

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Wagon, Chariot and Carriage. Symbol and Status in the History of Transport

By: Piggott, Stuart

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, Thames and Hudson: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40289

ISBN: 0500251142

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition in rust boards with bright gilt titles. Tips and spine ends sharp. White background dj in new mylar is fab with negligible evidence of storage, no chips, tears or marks. 184 pp. 33 illustrations. The world-renowned historian and archaeologist Professor Stuart Piggot has made a lifelong study of the technological and social history of early transport - horses, wagons, chariots and wheeled conveyances of all kinds. Now he expands on the history of vehicles and mounts as symbols of status and eminence, fit to be presented to potentates, or buried with them. Required reading for ... View more info

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The Instructors' Handbook of The British Horse Society and The Pony Club

By: Pony Club Organisation Committee

Price: $5.00

Publisher: England, The British Horse Society (Incorporating The Pony Club): 1961

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 44006

Condition: Very Good


Very good 2nd printing hardcover with 1/2 inch split at foot of frt gutter, cellophane has lifted from both gutters but is not split or tatty. Negligible color loss at still sharp red background tips of this lovely (and early) 2nd printing of 1961. Internally near fine with some extra printer's glue not allowing second and third (title pg) to open totally flat, tidy name on fep. 149 pp. An invaluable manual written in simple form largely for those who had little experience of teaching groups of young people riding skills. Suggestions for instructors: Learning/ Teaching/ Principles of good ... View more info

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Driving the Light Horse Training for Pleasure and Compeition

By: Roth, Charlene

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Arco Publishing Co.: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34154

ISBN: 0668056525

Condition: Very Good +


1st edition hardcover book shows light rubs at very tips, former owner's embossed seal on fep. No writing, tears or soil. DJ in new mylar slightly rubbed at upper fore-edges, else complete and displays well w/photo of driving pair in a lovely four wheeled cart in front of grand mansion. Includes: The Horse/ Basic Equipment/ Elementary Training/ The Driver/ Pleasure Driving/ The Breed Ring/ Antique Carriage Competition/ Combined Driving/ Harness Racing/ Coaching, Parades, State Occasions/ Appendices: 1. Suggested Reading 2. Breed Registries 3. International and National Driving Organizations... View more info