Category: Horses & Horse Books


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Curb, Snaffle, and Spur. a Method of Training Young Horses for the Cavalry Service ...

By: Anderson, Edward Lowell

Price: $95.00

Publisher: Boston, Little Brown and Company: 1894

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 26201

Condition: 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 ed... View more info

Our Friend the Horse; A Complete Practical Guide to all that is known about Every Breed of Horse in the World

By: Barton, Frank Townsend

Price: $69.50

Publisher: London, Dean & Son ltd (UK): 1904

Edition: Second Printing

Seller ID: 26255

Condition: 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. View more info

Mosemans' Illustrated Guide for Purchasers of Horse Furnishing Goods, Novelties, and Stable Appointments

By: C. M. Moseman and Brother; Charles F. Kauffman (foreword), James S. Hutchins (in

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, Arco Publishing, Inc.: 1985

Edition: Facsimile

Seller ID: 35571

ISBN: 0668064498

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket

Reproductions of b&w engravings; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 303 pages; Oversize HC/DJ. Facsimile reproduction of an extensive 1892 catalog of horse related goods. 303 pp. Profusely illustrated with b&w reproductions of engraved views of goods on offer. Just mild shelf soiling to page block edges and light handling wear to jacket at edges. Prior owner name and date penned neatly to front endpage. VG+/VG+ .... Oversize book may require additional charges for expedited or international shipping. View more info

The Phantom Filly

By: Chamberlain, George Agnew

Price: $75.00

Publisher: New York, Bobbs Merrill: 1942

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 27882

Condition: Good+

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 View more info

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

By: Cole, S. W

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Boston, John P. Jewett: 1854

Seller ID: 19296

Condition: Good+

Woodcuts; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 288 pages View more info

The Modern Horse Doctor, Containing Practical Observations on the Causes, Nature, and Treatment of Disease and Lameness in Horses

By: Dadd, George H

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, A. O. Moore: 1856

Edition: early printing

Seller ID: 35848

Condition: Very Good-

Woodcuts; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 432 pages; "12th thousand" Early printing is soundly bound in original brown cloth with decorative vignette borders in blind to boards. Pictorial title desing to spine in gilt is a bit dulled but readily legible. Binding is snug and contents unmarked. Scattered light foxing in the text. Cloth pulled and slightly frayed at spine ends; corners lightly shelf tapped. Cloth color fading a little, more so at spine. Illustrated with scattered woodcut plates. VG- View more info

Horse-Shoes and Horse-Shoeing; Their Origin, History, Uses, And Abuses

By: Fleming, George

Price: $295.00

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1869

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 17316

Condition: 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 sty... View more info

Illustrated Lectures on Horsemanship, As Delivered At the Dickel Riding Academy, Season 1895

By: Gillmann, Ernst Carl Von; F. Lund and L. Renault (Illust. )

Price: $125.00

Publisher: New York, W H B Creagh: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 37415

Condition: Good+

B&W Illustrations and ads; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 105 pages; Hardcover in otiginal blue cloth with gilt title design to cover rubbed and dulled. Binding sound; cloth rubbed lightly to moderately at spine ends and corner tips. Prior ownership of George W. Swain in manuscript to front endpage and top edge of title page dated 1895. Swain was the proprietor of a Riding Club in Millersville PA where he bought and sold saddle horses and conducted lesons. A single fold, 4 pp brochure of his Riding Club is laid in at front. Small cut paper bookplate of a subsequent owner pasted to front pastedown.... View more info


By: Gocher, W. H.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Hartford, Conn., W. H. Gocher: 1928

Seller ID: 23917

Condition: 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 View more info

Biography of the Tennessee Walking Horse

By: Green, Ben A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn., Parthenon Press: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 38730

Condition: Good+

B&W Photographs; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 304 pages; Soundly bound in original pebbled green cloth with title design in gilt to cover and spine, just a little dulled at spine. Cloth frayed with shallow loss at crown of spine. Shelf bump to the top corner of the page block (not boards) has left a shallow diagonal stress crease across the corner of the pages. Inscribed and signed by Green on the front endpage and dated 1962. Illustrated with numerous b&w photos. G+; Signed by Author View more info

A Manual of the Theory and Practice of Equine Medicine

By: Gresswell, James Brodie and Albert Gresswell

Price: $47.50

Publisher: London, Bailliere, Tindall, and Cox: 1885

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14998

Condition: 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 View more info

Old Horse Gray, and the Parish of Grumbleton

By: Hopper, Edward

Price: $65.00

Publisher: New York, Hurd & Houghton: 1872

Seller ID: 29511

Condition: 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 View more info

Pferde. Rassen. Zucht. Ausbildung. Eine Enzyklop+ñdie Mit 450 Farbabbildungen

By: Kidd, Jane

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Karl Muller: 1993

Seller ID: Alibris.0001088

ISBN: 3860703277

Condition: 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. View more info

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

By: Markham, G[Ervase] and G. Jefferies and Experienced Indians

Price: $225.00

Publisher: Chambersburg PA, Printed by Thomas J. Wright: 1839

Seller ID: 20111

Condition: 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... View more info

Horses and riding

By: Nevile, George

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Longmans, Green, and Co: 1877

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 26202

Condition: 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- View more info

Artistic Horse-Shoeing

By: Rich, Geo. E.

Price: $89.00

Publisher: M. T. Richardson, Publisher: 1887

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 13480

Condition: 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.... View more info

Driving the Light Horse: Training for Pleasure and Competition

By: Roth, Charlene Davis

Price: $19.50

Publisher: NY, Arco Pub: 1984

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID:

ISBN: 0668056525

Condition: 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. View more info

Hand-Book on the Treatment of the Horse, In the Stable and on the Road; Or, Hints to Horse Owners

By: Wharton, Charles; Illustrations, Numerous

Price: $85.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, J. B. Lippincott: 1873

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16632

Condition: 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 spo... View more info

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 .

By: William J. Powell & John Solomon Rarey

Price: $195.00

Publisher: Philadelphia, W. R. Charter: 1872

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 30136

Condition: 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 ... View more info


By: Wright, Gordon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Brattleboro, VT, Wright (Vermont Printing Co. ): 1958

Seller ID: 6I-HJOV-EF65

Condition: Fine in Very Good- dust jacket

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 View more info