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Image for Isaac Murphy Kentucky's Record Jockey SIGNED with Additional Material Laid In

Isaac Murphy Kentucky's Record Jockey SIGNED with Additional Material Laid In

By: Borries, Betty Earle

Price: $150.00

Publisher: KY, Kentucke Imprints: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Author's Presentation Copy

Seller Id: 33121

ISBN: 0935680365

Condition: Very Good +


Collectible first edition. The history of an astounding athlete record setter and breaker. 133 pp in VG condition with light surface soil and negligible wear to tips from storage, glossy pictorial cover uncreased, no names, tears or soil within, only two now-unfolded dog ears. Presentation copy from author to Stu Hyatt, signed on half title page along with two notes from Betty Borries, one apologizing for the typos in her book and another stating that the four photocopied various newsprint and magazine articles additionally present were sent from the author to Stuart Hyatt. Many consider Is... View more info

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Two Minutes to Glory The Official History of the Kentucky Derby

By: Brodowsky, Pamela K. And Philbin, Tom

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, Collins: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 38196

ISBN: 0061236551

Condition: Fine


Gift quality first edition in cream paper covered boards. Original unclipped dj in new mylar is fine. 340 tight & bright pages are crisp without tears, writing or soil. Only defect is a very small barely perceptible paper pull on white rear paste down. Over sized, too large for the flat rate envelope. From mint juleps to the garland of roses to weeping men and women in the Winner's Circle, Two Minutes to Glory is the official story of the world's greatest horse race - the Kentucky Derby. View more info

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The Kentucky Derby Story

By: Buchanan, Lamont

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, E. P. Dutton: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 33045

Condition: Good +


1st edition in green 'tweedy' paper boards with black cloth back strip. Bright gilt titles on frt board, spine titles dull. Board edges worn w/color loss and rubbed tips. Inner hinge paper cracked w/webbing showing, frt board wobbly, binding tight and going nowhere. Illustrated endpps. 159 pp text wobbly but with no loose pages. Profusely illustrated history of this most famous of horse races. 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 hardcovers available. One is inscription and former owner names/markings free but has a one inch long x indentation on frt board and two micro soil dots on frt board, the other one with former owner's ink-less embossed medallion imprint on blank end papers. I'll sell the first described book to the first buyer if they want only one copy. Once that is sold, this description will reflect the condition of the ink-less embossed seal. 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 T... View more info

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The Black Stallion and Satan

By: Farley, Walter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Random House: 1949

Edition: Thirteenth Printing

Seller Id: 30635

ISBN: 039483612X

Condition: Near Fine


13th printing hardcover in blue cloth, with tidy name on fep. Professionally reproduced DJ in new mylar shows light wear at tips, one 1/2" closed tear at head of frt panel, still displays very well. Not exlib. 208 p. Would you consider yourself "the luckiest kid in the world" if you owned and rode the fastest and most acclaimed three-year-old colt in the country? If, with him, you won many famous races, including the Kentucky Derby, and shared his triumphant, star-studded Crown? Or would you, like Alec Ramsay, want something more? Not more fame and public acclaim, but rather ... 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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The Kentucky Derby Diamond Jubilee Compiled Under the Auspices of Churchill Downs 1875-1949

By: Leach, Brownie

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NY, Dial Press: 1949

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32505

Condition: Near Fine


Collectible 1st edition in beige linen cloth with color artwork photo of the grandstands and trophy on frt board. Tips barely bumped and brushed but no major rubbing. Former owner's tasteful bookplate on illustrated front pastedown, text as new. Profusely illustrated with photos and charts including the history of Churchill Downs, the personalities involved, the champion horses and the fabulous fans. View more info

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Buckle Horse

By: May, Barbara; Illust By Paul Brown

Price: $200.00

Publisher: NY, Henry Holt & Co.: 1956

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 44485

Condition: Near Fine


Lovely 1st edition hardcover in rust cloth covered boards with line illust of colt gamboling in the grass on frt bd. Tips barely brushed, no names or tears in the 128 pp text which is well illustrated with black line drawings by Paul Brown. Not exlib. Few small finger smudges in margins, nothing major. Professionally reproduced dj in new mylar shows chips and color loss but displays well. The story of First Fling, born on a Kentucky breeding farm and destined for the Derby until a series of accidents complicates matters. View more info

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The Triple Crown

By: May, Julian

Price: $10.00

Publisher: MN, Creative Education Society: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 22957

ISBN: 0871915278

Condition: Very Good


1st edition hardcover. Part of the sports classics series for children by Creative Education. Clean and bright ex-library copy with fep removed, pocket pulled, corners bumped with color loss but no boards worn through. 48 pg book on Thoroughbred racing discusses the nine horses that have won in a single year all three races comprising the Triple Crown Championship. The Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. View more info

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Show Me A Land

By: McMeekin, Clark

Price: $8.00

Publisher: NY, D. Appleton-Century Co, Inc.: 1940

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 39562

Condition: Good


Tight copy in green cloth boards. Sunned, soiled and watermark on cover, 441 pp text lightly soiled on edge of page block but clean within. Gilt title on frt board dull but legible, spine discolored and sunned. Title Continues: Show me a land where men wants none o'horses an' I'll show ye a land where there ain't no men." Solid reading copy, nice fireside company for the horse racing enthusiast. An authentic account of rural life in Virginia and Kentucky circa 1800s, infusing the story with historical detail including the first running of the Kentucky Derby. View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $18.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 46324

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright hardcover in 'tweedy green paper' covered boards showing age-toning at periphery with Famous Horse Stories and horse shoe on frt board. Board tips show color loss but no major rub through, spine ends bumped, 224 p. text tight and bright. Not exlib. Unclipped professionally reproduced color art dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the foal knew he ... View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Grosset & Dunlap:

Edition: Reprint

Seller Id: 36896

Condition: Very Good +


Tight bright hardcover in 'tweedy green paper' covered boards with Famous Horse Stories and horse shoe on frt board. Former owner's name on fep, as well as rear pastedn, and another sig/date on frt pastedown. Board tips lightly rubbed, 224 p. text tight and bright. Not exlib. Unclipped professionally reproduced color art dj in new mylar displays beautifully. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the... View more info

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Kentucky Derby Winner

By: McMeekin, Isabel McLennan

Price: $10.00

Publisher: NY, David McKay Co, Inc.: 1970

Edition: Tenth Printing

Seller Id: 32605

Condition: Good +


10th printing hardcover exlib with fep removed. Color loss to extremities of soiled rust cloth. DJ flap pasted to fep. Unclipped full color photo reproduced dust jacket in new mylar is from the Grosset and Dunlap edition, still displays very well. Teen-age horse story. From the first page, its as though you are really there, in that sweet smelling barn with the Kentucky cardinal singing outside on the day when that "liddle red hoss" Aristides - was born. People around the foal knew he was destined for greatness. This story is of "Risty" and his win at the first Kentucky Der... View more info

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Born To Race

By: Perrin, Blanche Chenery

Price: $85.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan: 1961

Seller Id: R46570

Condition: Very Good


Gift quality 3rd printing of the first edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with sharp tips and bumped spine ends. 179 page block is crisp, tight and bright save for age-toning on endpapers and foxing on edges of page block. Price-clipped original dust wrapper shows lovely Sam Savitt wrap around pencil art showing a cute colt in a field with his mother grazing behind him (illustration wraps around to rear panel). Spine of dj is rubbed at head with some creasing and light color loss at flap folds displays well in new mylar. Author is the sister of Penny Chenery Tweedy, owner of Tri... View more info

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The Hunt Country of America Then and Now 20th Anniversary Special Limited Edition 1967 - 1997 AUTHOR SIGNED

By: Slater, Kitty; Intro by Paul Mellon; Foreword by Miss Charlotte Noland

Price: $125.00

Publisher: Upperville, VA, Virginia Reel, Inc.: 1997

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller Id: 46311

ISBN: 096613866X

Condition: Near Fine


Gift quality first edition hardcover in red cloth covered boards with sharp tips and spine ends. SIGNED by Kitty Slater on title page (no dedication or date, just her first and last name). Measures 12.5" x 9 .5" x 1" , 234 pp. Will require additional funds for priority mail or international destinations. Please email before placing your order. A full circle to the work that Kitty began in 1967 when she wrote The Hunt Country of America, which sold out in four months. Profusely illustrated with over 250 color and black & white photography, this volume has delineated, expande... View more info

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Horse Sense An Inside Look at the Sport of Kings

By: Sugar, Bert; Richardson, Cornell

Price: $12.00

Publisher: NJ, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller Id: 32515

ISBN: 0471445576

Condition: Fine


Fine 1st edition hardcover in near fine dj with a tiny spot on the upper edge of frt panel. 225 pp text crisp and unmarked. Bert Randolph Sugar is one of the most recognizable personalities in sports, with his trademark fedora and cigar, he is a fixture at race tracks and boxing matches. A former advertising executive at McCann-Erickson and J. Walter Thompson, Sugar left the world of advertising after a brawl with a fellow ad exec landed him in the pages of the NY Times and Advertising Age. Sugar became a sportswriter, and a damn good one at that. Bert was the editor of Ring Magazine and fou... View more info

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The Kentucky Derby 1875-1986 112th Running May 3, 1986 Program

By: Unknown Author

Price: $10.00

Publisher: KY, Kentucky Thoroughbred Association: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller Id: 34875

Condition: Good


Solid copy in surface worn covers. 199 pp text tight and bright. Lists past wins, jockeys, and so much more. Not pretty but all there. View more info