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1 Anderson, Edward Lowell Curb, Snaffle, and Spur. a Method of Training Young Horses for the Cavalry Service ...
Boston Little Brown and Company 1894 First Edition Hardcover Good+ 
Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 132 pages; Soundly bound in original blue cloth with title lettering to spine and pictorial vignette to cover brightly stamped in gilt. Shallow fray to cloth at crwon of the spine and light rub at tail. Cloth slightly darkened at spine and with light to moderate silverfish patchiness to the edges of the front board and the surface of the rear board. Binding snug and contents neat; prior owner bookplate mounted to front pastedown. Illustrated with over 30 b&w photographs demonstrating principles. Solid copy with cosmetic flaws. Uncommon in the original edition. G++ 
Price: 95.00 USD
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2 Barton, Frank Townsend Our Friend the Horse; A Complete Practical Guide to all that is known about Every Breed of Horse in the World
London Dean & Son ltd (UK) 1904 Second Printing Hardcover Very Good- 
Photographs and drawings; 278 pages; HC in original red cloth with gilt titles to spine and black stamped decorative titling to spine. Cloth edges bevelled. Clean and bright; red cloth lightly sunned spine and some mild foxing to page block. Mild internal splits with some signatures staring a little; sound endpgs. Attractive copy. VG- to VG Uncommon in the early editions. 
Price: 69.50 USD
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3 Benedict, Dorothy Potter & Joseph Papin Fabulous
New York Pantheon Books 1961 Hardcover Near Fine Illustrated by Joseph Papin 
B&W Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 220 pages; HC in color pictorial cloth boads. Bright, tight and fresh; no marks. Illustrated with B&W drawings. This particular edition was prepared for sale to libraries; it is bound in a sturdier cloth and has linen lined interior joints. Issued without dust jacket. It feels and appears unread. NF 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Chamberlain, George Agnew The Phantom Filly
New York Bobbs Merrill 1942 First Edition Hardcover Good+ Signed by Author
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 241 pages; Signed by Chamberlain on the front endpage and dated 1/42 Lloyd’s Landing Quinton NJ. Soundly bound in original light green cloth; binding slightly cocked in the spine. Cloth a bit usnned and fading at spine with flecks of lighter mottling to the cover boards Endpaper pastedowns exhibit the toning almost ubiquitous in the books published 30’s to 40’s from the binder’s glue used. A solid if somewhat drab copy of the 1st edition, not often seen in signed copies. G++; Signed by Author 
Price: 75.00 USD
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5 Hastings, Howard Livingston Top Horse of Crescent Ranch
New York Cupples & Leon Company 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 248 pages; Square, snug and neat in original color illustrated dust jacket. Bound in publisher's woven pattern red cloth with titles blocked in black to cover and spine. Author illustrated dust jacket is bright and clean but with some light to moderate edge rubbing and tiny nicks at edges. Two pin head sized holes to jacket flap folds. Frontis is a color plate on glossy stock from a painting by the author. VG+/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 Holmes, Charles M The Principles and Practice of Horse-Shoeing: a Text Book on Horse-Shoeing
Leeds Farriers' Journal Pub. Co 1949 Hardcover Very Good+ 
Photographs and diagrams; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 253 pages; HC in original gilt lettered green boards. Bright clean copy, soundly bound and free of marks. Prior owner (or perhaps distributor's) gold emblem label on front pastedown. Profusely illustrated with examples of shoes and depictions of horse anatomy. Corners lightly bumped. VG+ 
Price: 12.50 USD
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7 Johns, Rowland & Paul Brown (Illust. ) Jock; The King's Pony
New York E. P. Dutton and Co 1936 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good- in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 60 pages; 3rd printing, in August 1936 after the initial March 1936 appearance. Soundly bound and clean in original Paul Brown illustrated dust jacket with $1.00 issue price intact to unclipped front flap. Bound in pictorial paper covered boards with illustration design identical to the dust jacket. Shallow small chip from the paper covering the boards at the tail of the spine; mild shelf evidence to board edges. Expected and usual mild toning to paper boards. Dust jacket lightly toned with shelf rubbing at edges, a few small nicks and short tears, including a matching shallow chip from the tail of the spine. Illustrated with drawings and designs by Paul Brown. Uncommon in dust jacket. VG-/G++ 
Price: 55.00 USD
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8 Miers, Earl Schenck & Stefan Martin Horse Sense, A Brief History of the Sport of Horse Racing in North America
Newark, DE The Curtis Paper Co. 1970 First Edition Paperback Near Fine 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 31 pages; 17th in the annual publications of American commissioned and produced by the Curtis Paper Co. Paperback in illustrated white wrappers with saddle stapled binding. Tight bright and fresh; feels and appears unread. Trace toning to spine edge. Illustrated with woodcuts by Martin. NF 
Price: 11.50 USD
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9 Nevile, George Horses and riding
Longmans, Green, and Co 1877 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 211 pages; Solid bright copy in original dark green cloth with title lettering at spine and pictorial vignette to cover both brightly in gilt. A short closed tear and mild fray to the cloth at the top of the spine panel and just light rub and a nick at the tail. Front endpage a little tender in the joint but sound. Prior owner bookplate to the front pastedown. Several pages opened roughly at the top edge, mid-book. Illustrated with a tissue guarded engraved frontis and a number of woodcut figures in the text, VG- 
Price: 75.00 USD
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10 Webster, Barbara A Horse of Her Own
New York Longmans, Green & Company 1951 First Edition; First Printing Hard cover Very Good in Good+ dust jacket 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 250 pages; Square, sound and neat. No marks. Original illustrated dust jacket retains $3.00 issue price on unclipped front flap. Front panel bright and neat; spine panel sunned and faded. Some light chipping and a few short closed tears to DJ edges. Still a solid and attractive 1st edition copy of a difficult to locate title, especially so in dust jacket. VG/G+ 
Price: 165.00 USD
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11 Wharton, Charles; Illustrations, Numerous Hand-Book on the Treatment of the Horse, In the Stable and on the Road; Or, Hints to Horse Owners
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1873 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
Engraved frontis; woodcut figures; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 137 pages; HC in publisher's trade binding of bevelled edged, terra cotta colored cloth. Rearing horse figre rendered in gilt to cover board; title lettering still generally bright in gilt at spine. Presumed 1st edition, thoguh with a copyright date of 1872 that precedes the publishing year of 1873. Binding snug and contents quite neat. A very short section of cloth over the front spine edge is thin -either as a result of rubbing ot silverfishing - though there is absolutely no other predation present. Spatter of drip, splash spots to cloth of rear board. Solid and neat, illustrated with tissue guarded frontis and many woodcut figures in text. Uncommon work on horses and horse care. VG 
Price: 85.00 USD
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12 Winters, Georg Simon Wolerfahrner Pferd-Arzt : Welcher Grundlich Lehret, Wie Man Der Pferde Complexion, Natur Und Alter Erkennen, Alle Inner- Und Ausserliche Kranckheiten Curiren, Und Die Gesunden Pferde Vor Allen Mangeln ...
Nurnberg Johann Andrea Endterischen Buchhandlung 1804 Reprint Leather Bound Good 
Woodcut plates; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall; 838 pages; Period full speckled calf, six raised bands at spine. Morocco title label at spine well worn, shrunken, cracked and indistinct. Leather at spine with vertical stress creasing and a small chip missing mid-spine. Chipped and frayed at spine ends. Rear board hanging on by a thread or two. Illustrated with 44 plates attached to binding stubs; plates are the full width of two pages. 41 numbered plates all present with an additional 3 plates lettered A & B and with one plate, out of sequence, designated with a triangle. Frontis plate of implements is partially present, missing more than half of the plate along the fold. Several prior ownership manuscript entries to the front endpage. A heavy organic brown stain to the larger area of lower front corner of the first few leaves (including the title page) and to the middle (spine adjacent) area of the last 2 or 3 leaves. The text block is generally clean aside from these stains. 3 or 4 plates with short closed margin tears. One plate observed with a small but more pronounced "v" shaped tear at the top edge. Plates appear to be woodcut reproductions of the larger copperplates used in the 17th and 18th century folio sized editions of Winters' exhaustive treatise/s on horse breeding and medicine. This 1805 edition appears to have been a title in demand by and imported to America for the German speaking immigrant population of Pennsylvania. Complete in text and with a full complement of 44 plates. Would benefit from rebacking with the original materials. Still a decent and complete copy. Good 
Price: 250.00 USD
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13 Youatt and W. C. Spooner (Ed) and Henry S. Randall Youatt on the Structure and Diseases of the Horse, with Their Remedies; Also, Practical Rules to Buyers, Breeders, Breakers, Smiths, Etc. ; To Which is Prefixed, an Account of the Breeds in the United States ... with Numerous Illustrations
Auburn & Buffalo Miller Orton & Mulligan 1854 18th thousand Hardcover Very Good- 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 483 pages; HC in publisher's light green cloth with ruling and cover decoration in blind. Spine title lettered and illustrated in gilt, just a little dulled and rubbed. Tissue guarded, engraved frontis; numerous woodcuts in-text. Cloth a little rubbed and just superficially frayed at spine ends. Binding sound and contents snug. Only light foxing to front and rear endmatter. Solid clean copy. VG- to VG 
Price: 75.00 USD
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14 Zund, Johann Joseph Handbuch der Pferde- und Vieharzney-Kunde : In Besonderer Beziehung Auf Innerliche Krankheiten, Heilmittellehre, Wundarzney, Geburtshulfe, U. S. W. , Fur Den Landmann Und Pferdebesitzer
Philadelphia Heinrich Hory 1832 First Edition 1/2 leather Good+ 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 376 pages; Gedruckt fur den Verfasser von Heinrich Hory, Philadelphia. 1st edition. 376, [8] pp. , Bound in period calf backed marbled paper boards. Title label missing from spine. Snugly bound with expected light to moderate toning of pages; a few pages here and there more heavily toned. Said to have included a folding frontis plate, which this copy lacks. Page 253/4 chipped at lower front corner with loss of a word or two on each side of the page. Otherwise solid and generally neat. Checklist Amer. Imprints 17203. Scarce American/Pennsylvania German horse medicine text. G+ 
Price: 225.00 USD
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15 Zundel, A. and A. Liautard (Trans. ) The Horse's Foot and its Diseases
New York William R. Jenkins 1883 First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ 
Woodcut figures, in text; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167 pages; HC in publisher's green cloth with title lettering and publisher designs to spine in gilt. Solid clean copy. Prior owner name and 1884 date penned to front endpage. Top front corners lightly bumped; cloth a little frayed at tips with boards peeking through at corners. Slight fray at spine ends. Solid clean copy. VG to VG+ Scarce 
Price: 85.00 USD
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