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A History Of The English Turf Vol II, Division I

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40717

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. II Division I (4) + pp225 - 348pp Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, a very presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. View more info

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A History Of The English Turf Vol I, Division II

By: Cook, Theodore Andrea, M.A., F.S.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd.: 1901

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: GG40716

Condition: Good


Green cloth boards with gilt embellishments & black ornate decorations. Boards rubbed at tips, some soil and spotting. Vol. 1. Division II (2) pp 125 - 224pp + xxvii (index to illus and preface. Fep and frontis loose and laid in. Plates & tissue guards show moderate foxing. Heavy stock leaves, aqua endpps sunned at edges, still a presentable copy. Heavy volume will not fit into a flat rate envelope and will incur extra postage. 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

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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Betting on Myself Adventures of a Horseplayer and Publisher

By: Crist, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: NY, Daily Racing Form Press: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45870

ISBN: 097264010X

Condition: Very Good


First edition hardcover in black/cream paper covered boards showing lightly bumped bottom tips. 228 pp text is crisp and unmarked. Unclipped dust wrapper with matching lightly bumped tips and foot of spine displays well in new mylar. A fast-paced read of a Manhattan newspaper reporter, jazz piano player, Harvard grad who took a whimsical trip to the local greyhound track and his life was never the same. Steven Crist today is chairman and publisher of the Daily Racing Form after a long and wild ride through the worlds of journalism, gambling, politics, and high finance. View more info

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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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Men, Horses and Hunting

By: Dixon, William Scarth

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape: 1931

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 40009

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in red cloth with gilt title spine and publishers blindstamped urn in circle on rear board. 333 pp with vintage bookstore sticker on ft of rear pastdn. Tidy name on fep: Dr. William Lay, former MFH of Oakbrook Hounds, IL. B/w photo frontis of Dixon and 8 other full page b/w photo plates within showing steeplechases, close ups of locals: Father O'Flynn: winner of the Grand National and other shots. Top edge of pg block dyed red, others uncut. Some foxing on margins of preliminaries, internals clean. Chapters include: Some Childhoods Memories/ School Days and School Wa... 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

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In Pursuit of The Big Horse

By: Forman, Lee Phillip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: IL, Taylor Road Publishing: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 34590

ISBN: 0964733927

Condition: Fine


The author recounts his experiences in the world of horse racing and the excitement of owning a race horse. 197 pgs plus several pages of b/w photos in rear. View more info

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The Athletic Horse His Selection, Work and Management

By: Foster, Carol

Price: $7.00

Publisher: NY, Howell Book House: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 43505

ISBN: 0876058586

Condition: Fine


Crisp, unmarked copy in NF dust wrapper with one micro ding at foot of frt panel. Now in new mylar and displays beautifully. 143 pp of expertise to help you make the most of your sport horse on the flat, over fences and on the ground. View more info

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The Athletic Horse His Selection, Work and Management

By: Foster, Carol

Price: $7.00

Publisher: England, The Crowood Press: 1986

Seller Id: 34878

ISBN: 0946284385

Condition: Fine


Fine hardcover in fine, unclipped (and unpriced) dust wrapper, now in new mylar. Displays beautifully, more than suitable for gifting. 143 pp of expertise to help you make the most of your sport horse on the flat, over fences and on the ground. View more info

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10 LB. Penalty SIGNED

By: Francis, Dick

Price: $17.00

Publisher: NY, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 24883

ISBN: 0399143025

Condition: As New


1st edition hardcover with sharp tips and spine ends. 273 pp text is crisp and unmarked save for author's signature on title page. Not dedicated to anybody in particular. Just Dick Francis under the title. Unclipped DJ in new mylar looks fab. No tears, rubs, or loss. The basic ingredients in a Dick Francis novel are unusual characters, an intricate story, fast-moving prose and no end of surprises. In ''10 Lb. Penalty'' (the title refers to a weight handicap given a favored race horse), all these are present. As the action begins, Ben Juliard, a teen-age apprentice jockey, is tipped out of... View more info

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Churchill Downs 100th Kentucky Derby First Centennial Compiled under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1975

By: Gorham, Bob Editor

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Churchill Downs: 1973

Edition: Possible First

Seller Id: 39558

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp copy in illustrated card covers with center cover illustration of centennial trophy cup, upper tips lightly bumped, light surface soil to white background covers. Dedication plate to the National Sporting Library on fep (although NOT a former library copy, no marks anywhere), else fine without tears or soil. Loaded with fabulous photos throughout including early advertising art of the day. 247 pp. Foreword/ History of Churchill Downs/ The Press on the Kentucky Derby/ Joe Hirsch, Fred Russell, Red Smith, Nelson Fisher, John Carmichael/ The Derbies, No. 1 through No. 49/ The Derby in C... View more info

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Pal O'Mine King Of The Turf

By: Hawkes, Clarence

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, Milton Bradley Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44641

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing. Tan cloth boards with sharp tips and lightly bumped spine ends, dk brn titles and jockey in silks on galloping horse in circle medallion on frt bd. Professionally reproduced color illust jacket shows open chips and loss at head of backstrip taking some of the word Pal but still legible, now in new mylar with bay horse head in front of fox hunting scene on frt panel. Unclipped 95c price on flap. 228 p. text browned but not brittle. Faint pencil gift dedication on fep easily erased if desired. In the blue-grass of Old Kentucky, with its stately mansions, formal... View more info

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Pal O'Mine King Of The Turf

By: Hawkes, Clarence

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Springfield, MA, Milton Bradley Co.: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: R46495

Condition: Very Good


First edition, first printing hardcover in tan cloth covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends, dk brn titles and jockey in silks on galloping horse in circle medallion on frt bd. Small blue ink smudge in middle of frt pastedown and a blue ink stamped former owner's name under the frt flap. Fep removed. Original, unclipped color illust dust jacket is browned and brittle, has many chips all over, now in new mylar with bay horse head in front of fox hunting scene on frt panel. 228 p. text is slightly age-toned but not brittle. In the blue-grass of Old Kentucky, with its stately ... View more info

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Horses And Courses A Pictorial History of Racing

By: Hedges, David; Foreword By John Hislop

Price: $14.00

Publisher: NY, The Viking Press: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31462

ISBN: 0670379530

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover in olive cloth with black titles. Former owner's colorful and lengthy gift dedication on fep. Small faint watermark on last blank page. Unclipped dj in new mylar shows negligible wear at tips, displays beautifully. 220 pp of b/w and color photos and illustrations. David Hedges, a racing correspondent well known on every racecourse on the five continents tells of the courses and the famous horses and jockeys who have won famous victories on them throughout the world. Here is the charm of Longchamp: the glory of Arkle, the magic of Royal Ascot; the Epson Derby and Leste... View more info

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Steeplechasing New Edition

By: Hislop, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, J. A. Allen: 1982

Edition: New Edition

Seller Id: 34629

ISBN: 0851313752

Condition: Fine


First published by Hutchinson in 1951, then reprinted by J. A. Allen & Co. London 1970, this is the New Edition printed in 1982. Book sharp and straight w/lightly age-toned text edges. No names, tears or soil. Unclipped original orange background shows a trace of sunning along upper edge of frt panel, spine ends and head of rear panel but no tears or loss and displays well in new mylar. Foundation volume on the sport illustrated with photos & drawings in black and white by John Skeaping. 256 pp. Very informative book with chapters on the origin & development of steeplechasing, riding good and ... 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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Index To Stakes Winners 1865-1967 2 Volume Set owned By Margaret C. Woolums, Jockey Club President

By: Hogan, Clio D.

Price: $325.00

Publisher: Solvang, CA, Flag Is Up Farms:

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31943

Condition: Near Fine


Two near fine, first edition collectible volumes without marks within. Boards show negligible color loss to still sharp tips of pumpkin colored cloth, brown cloth backstrips with bright gilt titles are not bumped. Edges of page blocks show the words Pedigree Associates in red marker on both volumes and Pedigree Associates address stamp on front pastedown. "Magic Books" written neatly and in small font on head of each front board and barely noticeable on brown backstrips. Presumable, because these volumes held magical information for breeders of today. These are presentation copies ... View more info

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Sires And Dams of Stakes Winners 1925-74

By: Hollingsworth, Kent Editor

Price: $28.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31942

Condition: Fine


Fine collectible copy. Unmarked, no names, notes, tears or soil. First Edition. Top edge of tabbed page block in gilt. 1553 pp. Dark green leather boards lettered in gilt on the spine within a black title box. Acknowledgment of source material is made to Daily Racing Form.and to The Jockey Club". View more info

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The Steeplechase Horse. How to Select, Train, and Ride Him

By: Humfrey, Captain J.

Price: $750.00

Publisher: Calcutta, Thacker, Spink & Co: 1879

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29914

Condition: Very Good


1st edition limp covers in burgundy cloth lightly bumped at tips, red cloth along backstrip rubbed and showing a tiny 1/4" split in the cloth but not frayed at ends, title still legible, although the spine title reads "The Steeplechaser". Lovely illustration of man jumping horse on frt cover. Black endpapers w/former vintage bookplate on frt pastedown, bit of faint glue residue on black fep. Inner front hinge paper starting at head 1", remainder along with rear inner hinge fine, vintage bookstore sticker on rear pastedown. 179 pp. Exceedingly rare work in any edition, this i... View more info