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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 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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4 Cole, S. W The American Veterinarian, Or, Diseases of Domestic Animals; Showing the Causes, Symptoms and Remedies, and Rules for Restoring and Preserving Health ... with Directions for Training and Breeding
Boston John P. Jewett 1854 Full leather Good+ 
Woodcuts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 288 pages 
Price: 50.00 USD
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5 Fleming, George Horse-Shoes and Horse-Shoeing; Their Origin, History, Uses, And Abuses
London Chapman and Hall 1869 First Edition Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 692 pages; HC rebound in heavy red cloth, with title lettering in gilt to spine. A small pictorial element in gilt on red leather, presumably remaining fromt the original binding, has been mounted to the cover board. Square, snug and clean; no marks. Front, top corner of the first handful of pages have a damp line - which dose not encroach upon any text but does mar the top corner of the hand colored frontis. Illustrated with numerous engravings in text. A standard history and reference on the subject. Handsome, if in somewhat of a utitlitarian style of rebinding. Overall VG. Scarce in the original edition. 
Price: 295.00 USD
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6 Gocher, W. H. Pacealong
Hartford, Conn. W. H. Gocher 1928 Paperback Very Good 
B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 455 pages; Snug, solid and neat in original flexible, pebbled green cloth with title lettering in gilt to cover and spine. Just very mild shelf rubbing to cloth at corners and spine ends. Expected light toning to page stock. Vol. II of a 3 volume series on racing pacer horses. Illustrated with B/W photo frontis of Edward Geers along with 12 additional photos of celebrated pacers, trotters and personalities associated with harness racing. VG 
Price: 40.00 USD
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7 Gresswell, James Brodie and Albert Gresswell A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Equine Medicine
London Bailliere, Tindall, and Cox 1885 First Edition Hardcover Good 
8vo 8" - 9" tall; 399 pages; HC 1st edition. Original green cloth with title lettering in gilt to spine. Cloth rubbed and lightly abraded at corners. Cloth at spine ends crimped and somewhat brittle but without chipping or loss. Two or thress pin head spots of rub through to cloth along rear spine edge. Front hinge tender; first signature starting. Endpages partially split in the hinges. Prior ownership in manuscript to front and rear endpages. Dust soiling to page block edges. Occasional woodcut illustrations. Uncommon in the 1st edition. Good only 
Price: 47.50 USD
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8 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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9 Hopper, Edward Old Horse Gray, and the Parish of Grumbleton
New York Hurd & Houghton 1872 Paperback Very Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 82 pages; Presumed 2nd edition after the 1869 first issue. Small format paperback in original title lettered wraps, spine unlettered, as issued. Snugly bound copy has mild shelf soiling to wraps and just light shelf rub to cover edges. Handsome copy in original wraps of this extended verse treatment of horse and town, parson and social life with dedication to Henry Bergh, who founded the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1866. VG or better 
Price: 65.00 USD
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10 Kidd, Jane Pferde. Rassen. Zucht. Ausbildung. Eine Enzyklop+ñdie Mit 450 Farbabbildungen
Karl Muller 1993 3860703277 / 9783860703274 Hard cover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
Color Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 209 pages; Fine in fine dust jacket. Deutsche. Superb copy; about as new. F/F. Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 Markham, G[Ervase] and G. Jefferies and Experienced Indians The Citizen and Countryman's Experienced Farrier; Containing the Most and Best Approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purging, Scowering, ... Surest and Best Receipts in the Know World
Chambersburg PA Printed by Thomas J. Wright 1839 Full leather Good 
12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 332 pages; A later issue of one of the most highly regarded Farrier guides used in early America. Original American imprint was by Adams of Wilmington in 1764, later republished by Sower of Baltimore in 1797 and brought back into print by Wright of Chambersburg with two or three printings between 1830 and 1841. In original calf boards, with professional calf rebacking retaining the morocco title label at spine. Boards surface and edge rubbed with a small triangular area of loss to the leather at the upper front corner. Corners bumped and a little rounded, Contents complete but with some soiling and staining as follows: a dark oily type stain in the gutter margins at the foot of the first 40 or so pages, does not intrude into the text. A lighter tea colored damp stain to the top spine edge intrudes into the text but is mild and generally unobtrusive. A few instances of a dark spot of soil to several adjoining pages likely the result of receipt preparation or barn soil. Top front corner of the last half of the text has a shallow gouge or gnaw to the paper. Prior ownership to front endpage Adam Miller from Bareville, Lancaster. His or another owner's several notes to front and rear pastedowns regarding other recipes and remedies. A book that has evidence of regular use but complete and decent. Now quite uncommon in any of the early editions. Good 
Price: 225.00 USD
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12 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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13 Rich, Geo. E. Artistic Horse-Shoeing
M. T. Richardson, Publisher 1887 First Edition Hardcover Very Good- 
Lithographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 150 pages; HC 1st edition. Publisher's original green cloth with decorative design and title lettering to cover in black. Spine unlettered, as issued. No marks. Profusely illustrated with lithographed figures showing horse foot anatomy and scores of shoe designs created and collected by the author to correct for specific injuries and infirmities of horse hooves. Light to moderate foxing to blank endpages. A light to moderate instance of damp evidence to rear board does not affect the book's internals, pages or structural integrity. Sound snug binding. A few pages creased at top corner. Solid copy of the 1st edition of this helpful treatise on advanced methods of horse-shoeing. VG- 
Price: 89.00 USD
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14 Roth, Charlene Davis Driving the Light Horse: Training for Pleasure and Competition
NY Arco Pub 1984 0668056525 / 9780668056526 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 210 pages; 1984 Arco Publishing oversize HC/DJ 1st printing. Profuse ills. Square, tight and bright. No marks. Original dust jacket is clean and neat with just a single closed edge tear lower edge of front flap fold and trivial handling evidence. Current attractive condition preserved with the addition of a new mylar DJ protector. F/VG+ ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 19.50 USD
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15 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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16 William J. Powell & John Solomon Rarey Tachyhippodamia, or, the New Secret of Taming Horses : How to Break and Ride Colts[etc.] To Which is Added the Breaking, Training, and Taming Horses ... by J. S. Rarey .
Philadelphia W. R. Charter 1872 First Edition Hardcover Good 
Woodcuts; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 161 pages; 1st edition, thus. In original green trade cloth binding with pictorial vignette in gilt to cover and pictorial title design in gilt to spine. Text block sound and complete with woodcut plates. Cloth boards rubbed at edges with small spots of abrasion and bumping to corners and some fraying at spine ends. Short 2 inch tear to binding cloth along the lower edge of the rear spine joint. Stable (? ) soiling to the top edge of the upper board and some moderate damp rippling to cloth of the lower board. Damp line visible across the lower two inces of the front edge but only sporadically evident on the flat surfaces of the text block and plates. Rear internal hinge broken in the endpage joint; front joint tender. Prior ownership from 1910 in pencil to front and rear endpages. Complete and decent but with wear and soiling from use "in the field". Rarey's work here commingled with the Powell text qst published in 1838. An essential reference combining insights two of the original "horse whisperers" .. Good only, though 
Price: 195.00 USD
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17 Wright, Gordon Horsemanship
Brattleboro, VT Wright (Vermont Printing Co. ) 1958 Hardcover Fine in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Sam Savitt 
B&W Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 148 pages; 1958 Gordon Wright : Vermont Printing Co. ; [self-published]. Slipcased Hard cover in faux leather spine with bright gilt titling. Boards in publisher's vertically striped cream cloth. In pictorial slipcase. Book is in splendid condition; bright clean and neat. Slipcase has some rubbing at corners and a partial split along one of the lower seams - which has been mended with archival tissue tape. Illustrated throughout with drawings by Sam Savitt. Fine/VG-. V 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Wright, Gordon and Sam Savitt, (Illustration) Learning to Ride, Hunt and Show
White Plains, NY Secor Farms Riding Club 1950 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Drawings and diagrams; Oblong 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages; Oversize oblong HC/DJ. 1st edition. Snugly bound in publisher's original red cloth and pictorial dust jacket. Just trace shelf rubbing to jacket edges; expected mild toning to the white areas of the jacket design. Publisher's $5.00 issue price intact on unclipped front flap. A handsome and well preserved example of the 1st edition. VG+/VG+. ... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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19 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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20 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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