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Account Overdue SIGNED

By: Rawnsley, Douglas

Price: $17.00

Publisher: J. M. Perth Publishing Inc.: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 9565

ISBN: 0960654607

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover book in grey cloth with gold title spine look fabulous, sharp tips and spine ends. Signed on title page. Dj in new mylar with two closed tears and light edge wear. 179 pp. This fast-paced novel is set in the "backstretch" - behind the scenes in the world of thoroughbred racing. The old vet was too cynical to expect any favors from life. He was also too crusty to end it himself. His suicide didn't make sense. At least not to his young colleague, Steven Hunter, who was new to the racetrack but found himself picking up the pieces for the tormented widow. Then... View more info

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The Shoe Willie Shoemaker's Illustrated Book of Racing

By: Shoemaker, Willie; Smith, Dan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Rand McNally: 1977

Edition: Second Printing

Seller Id: 28766

ISBN: 0528818457

Condition: Fine


This is THE book for racing fans! Huge and loaded with photos, Willie himself tells the story from the saddle. This book is in pristine condition, the dust wrapper shows a few light surface scratches, now in new mylar. . A perfect gift selection. Very clean brown faux leather boards with gold horseshoe and 4-leaf clover on cover, gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or bookplates. 208 pp. with index. Beautifully illustrated with color photographs. View more info

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Ruff's Guide to the Turf and The Sporting Life Annual 1972

By: Simcocks, Julian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, The Sporting Life: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28623

Condition: Near Fine


Tight bright green hardcover with bright gilt titles shows some 'mottling' of edges near bottom edge of front and rear boards, corners still sharp. Internally as new. DJ in new mylar shows negligible surface wear, displays beautifully. 463 pp with b/w photos. Tabulated racing facts, bloodstock details, coverage of English & Irish racing seasons, and profiles of champion owners, trainers & jockeys. Top flat race owner and horse of the year for 1971 are Paul Mellon and Mill Reef with a two page article on man and horse are included herein. Brilliant copy more than suitable for any collector. View more info

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A Community Of The Horse Stakes & Stakeholders SIGNED

By: Smart, Bruce

Price: $75.00

Publisher: VA, Lost Mountain Graphics: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32377

ISBN: 0974542415

Condition: Fine


A brilliant 1st edition hardcover in navy cloth boards with bright gilt titles, sharp tips and spine ends, internally unread. Glossy, unclipped dj in new mylar has a 1/2" closed tear at foot of front flap fold, else as new. Signed: Bruce Smart on title page, not to anybody in particular. Perfect for gift giving. "A Community of the Horse: Stakes and Stakeholders picks up where Bruce's first book: A Community of the Horse: Partnerships left off. It continues the exploration of the Virginia horse community, starting with breeding and flat racing, and using these to transition from the... View more info

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The Horse in Sport

By: Steinkraus, William C.; Stoneridge, M.A.; Foreword By H.R.H. Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Stewart, Tabori & Chang: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 28208

ISBN: 1556700148

Condition: Near Fine


1st edition hardcover in a fine dj in new mylar. A gorgeous and hefty book showing very light storage wear. Magnificent color photography, and detailed text. 272 pp. Through narrative, interview, and anecdote, Steinkraus explains the development of major equestrian events, and introduce us to the greatest events, venues here and abroad. Nine sports are covered in depth, and several others briefly. View more info

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Gentlemen Up

By: Streett, William B.

Price: $125.00

Publisher: NY, The Derrydale Press: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44313

Condition: Near Fine


1st trade edition hardcover. Unclipped light green dj is a professional reproduction that displays well despite a 1 x 2 in chip covered with age-toned cello tape at head of frt panel near backstrip. Slightly tatty at extrems, 1/2 in open tear at foot of rear corner of backstrip and rear panel. Illust grass green cloth boards with dark green silhouette of horse jumping through a stirrup and bright gilt title on frt bd, bright gilt title on backstrip. Tips sharp showing color loss and very light rub on lower tips, spine ends bumped. Ours is the first trade edition, one of 850 copies of Gentlemen... View more info

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Racing For Keeneland SIGNED

By: Sutton, Elizabeth Henning

Price: $15.00

Publisher: VA, Thomasson-Grant: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 37781

ISBN: 156566051X

Condition: Fine


1st edition. Author's presentation copy, signed on illust half title pp: "For Andrew, Thanks so much for coming! Beth H. Sutton 10-13-94". Grey paper covered boards with burg cloth spine and bright gilt titles. Photo illust glossy dj shows few light surface scratches from storage, else as new. Glossy 112 pp text fine. Profusely illust w/color photos. "When young David Jackson witnesses his uncle's filly win a crucial race, he begins to understand the pride and the hard work behind a family tradition of thoroughbred racing. He becomes caught up in the exciting atmosphere of tra... View more info

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Thoroughbred Broodmare Records 1962

By: The Blood Horse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: KY, The Blood-Horse, Inc: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31940

Condition: Near Fine


Fine collectible copy with negligible color loss to extremities, tips not rubbed through cloth. Unmarked, no names, notes, tears or soil. First Edition. Top edge of page block in gilt. 1001 pp with 103 pg section: Sires of Broodmares and 167 pg index. Burgundy cloth covered boards lettered in gilt on the spine within a black title box. The 24th volume in the series. Acknowledgment of source material is made to Daily Racing Form.and to The Jockey Club". Errata section (following first main section); plus index at rear. View more info

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The American Thoroughbred American Sportsman's Library

By: Trevathan, Charles E.; Edited By Caspar Whitney

Price: $75.00

Publisher: NY, Macmillan: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 31428

Condition: Very Good


Very good first edition in pictorial green cloth boards, no dj. Spine ends rubbed, tips show color loss but remain fairly sharp, small color fade mark at foot of backstrip. Internally crisp and tight with tidy signature of former owner on frt pastedown. 495 pp. Includes: Whence the American Thoroughbred/ The First Race Meetings/ Early Owners Were Gentlemen/ Old Dominion was Turf Mother/ Maryland's Horses and Horsemen/ First Thoroughbreds of the North/ Eclipse and Henry/ What a Thoroughbred Mare May Do/ Thoroughbreds of the West/ Wagner vs. Gray Eagle/ Kentucky's Greatness of Blood/ Boston th... View more info

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Thoroughbred Racing & Breeding The Story of The Sport and Background of the Horse Industry

By: Underwood, Tom R. Editor

Price: $25.00

Publisher: NY, Coward-McCann: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 29116

Condition: Very Good


Sharp straight copy in taupe linen cloth boards with blue titles and horse illustration on cover, spine slightly darkened but title legible. 245 pp, pictorial endpapers. A compilation of stories by various authors and trainers of the day. Chapters include: The Role of Racing by Tom R. Underwood/ Racing as a Sport by Robert F. Kelley/ Racing as a Business by Alexander M. Robb/ The Breeding Background by J. A. Estes/ The Horse Farms by Fred A Purner, Tom R. Underwood and Humphrey Finney/ The Yearling Sales by Nelson Dunstan/ Training the Horse by Joe H. Palmer/ Running of the Race by Neville Dun... View more info

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A Plea for Sanity in Thoroughbred Racing

By: Vickers, Captain Reginald J., M.C.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: VA, Privately Printed: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 27830

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely copy in beige boards with b/w photo of TB yearling on cover. Original onion skin sleeve present and in VG shape showing light foxing and only light wear at tips. Spine ends and board tips still sharp. Internally fine save for light finger soil on title page and light foxing on endpapers. 55 pgp. A plea to eliminate early training of horses so that they are not broken down at an early age. Includes: They Deserve Better Treatment, Early Days of a Thoroughbred, The Significance of Early Female Racing on Future Reproduction, Early Racing of Colts, The Incentive for Racing Immature Thorough... View more info

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Breeding Thoroughbreds

By: Wall, Colonel John F.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 33797

Condition: Near Fine


Crisp 1st edition hardcover in green cloth boards with bright white titles. Former owner's tidy name on fep, text crisp and unmarked. Faint foxing on first few leaves. Unclipped DJ in new mylar shows small-moderate chips and few closed tears but displays ok in new mylar. 180 pp. with 61 black-and-white illustrations many photos plus a folding pedigree of Family No. 8 (The Bustler Mare) which is often missing. John F. Wall, retired Colonel in the U.S. Cavalry, was a leading American authority on the horse, and as the author of "Thoroughbred Bloodlines" and other books, had a large fol... View more info

The Classic Racehorse

By: Willett, Peter

Price: $17.00

Publisher: KY, The University of Kentucky Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 45945

ISBN: 0813114772

Condition: Fine


1st edition hardcover in green paper covered boards with bright gilt spine title shows sharp tips and bumped spine ends. Super lightly brushed tips of unclipped dj show a touch of color loss, else displays beautifully in new mylar sleeve. Collectible copy. 272 pp text is crisp and unmarked, Full of lore, history and thoughts to the future by former president of the British Thoroughbred Breeders Association. Illust with b/w photos of such supreme champions as Eclipse, , Diomed, St. Simon, Sceptre, Pretty Polly, Tourbillion, Hyperion, Nearco, Birkhahn, Star Kingdom, Ribot, Bold Ruler, Anili... View more info

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Flatterer The Story of a Steeplechase Champion SIGNED

By: Winants, Peter

Price: $48.00

Publisher: VA, The Chronicle of the Horse: 1988

Edition: First Limited Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 32960

ISBN: 0962012815

Condition: Fine


One of 1,000 copies, this one #358 is signed by Peter Winants on front page. 231 pp plus index. Very lightly bumped (not rubbed) tips, internally as new. Collectible and much-sought offering of steeplechase racing history. Profusely illust w/color and b/w photos, charts, drawings. Gorgeous, collectible and exceedingly rare volume of a stunning brown gelding. Chapters: Comparing Great Horses: Introducing Some Key People and Places/ Flatterer's Folks - By an Honest Stallion Out of a Mare who was "Just a Horse"/ 1982 In Flat Racing - Hard Work and Reasonable Success, But No Place to Go/ 1... View more info