Sports & Pastimes: Horses from Island Books

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image of Points of the Horse. Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings, chiefly by J.H. Oswald Brown. Second Edition, Revised and 143 Reproductions of Photographs added. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION

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W Thacker,, 1897. Roy. 8vo., Second Edition, with frontispiece (original tissue guard present), very numerous plates, and diagrams in the text; original green cloth, upper board framed and lettered in black and blocked in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, black endpapers, one corner bruised, case lightly shaken else a very good, bright, clean copy. Bright, crisp copy of the… Read more
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image of Heroes and Heroines of the Grand National. Containing a complete Account of every Race from its Foundation in 1839 to the Present Year. Second Edition. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY OF THE SECOND EDITION

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Biographical Press,, 1911. 8vo., Second Edition, with frontispiece, numerous plates in monochrome and photographs in the text, free endpapers very lightly browned; original green cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, a very good, bright, clean copy. In the interests of economy, the second edition in cloth was published without the 6 coloured plates of the first edition;… Read more
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image of The Shire Horse. A History of the Breed, the Society and the Men. [Preface by Lord Cornwallis. Foreword by HRH Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh.] 100 COPIES WERE PRINTED

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Allen,, [1976]. 8vo., First Edition, with title-vignette, and coloured and monochrome plates; handsomely bound in full tan calf, upper board blocked in gilt, back with raised bands ruled in gilt, second and fourth compartments lettered in gilt, all other compartments tooled in gilt, gilt edges, gilt doublures, marbled endpapers, white silk marker, a near fine copy in publisher's marbled… Read more
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£201.31
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The Book of the Horse. BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

by Brian VESEY-FITZGERALD, ed.

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Island Books
Published
1946
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£18.87

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Nicholson & Watson,, 1946. 8vo., First Edition, with title in brown and black, very numerous coloured and monochrome plates and illustrations in the text, and pictorial endpapers; brown cloth, boards blocked in green, backstrip lettered in green, a very good, bright, clean copy. Large and detailed compendium of matters equine, and forerunner to the same author's 'Book of the… Read more
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image of History of the English Turf 1904-1930. Supplementary to History of the English Turf by Sir T.A. Cook. FINE COPY

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Virtue,, 1931. 2 vols., roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispieces and very numerous fine portraits and plates throughout; original brown faux-morocco cloth, upper boards blocked and lettered in gilt, gilt backs, green edges, green endpapers, a fine copy., A sequel worthy of its illustrious predecessor. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
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£156.02
image of The History of the St. Leger Stakes 1776-1901.  REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

The History of the St. Leger Stakes 1776-1901. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

by J.S. FLETCHER

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Published
1902
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£105.69

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Hutchinson,, 1902. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured frontispiece (original tissue guard present), 3 coloured plates nd numerous plates in monochrome, free endpapers very lightly browned, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper; original green cloth, upper board blocked in gilt, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, a very good, bright, clean, crisp copy. Detailed and comprehensive history of the… Read more
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image of Bred for the Purple. [A History of the Monarchy and the Turf.] NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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Leslie Frewin,, [1969]. 8vo., First Edition, with plates; purple cloth, gilt back, green endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.
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image of The Racing Calendar for the Year 1919. Races Past. Published for the Jockey Club. Volume One Hundred and Forty Seven. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

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Weatherby & Son,, 1919. Sm. 8vo., First Edition; original tan cloth, backstrip with flat gilt bands, second and third compartments with leather labels (red/black) lettered in gilt, green edges, upper board lightly marked else an unusually bright, clean copy. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
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image of The Racing Calendar for the Year 1912. Races to Come. Published for the Jockey Club. Volume One Hundred and Fortieth. REMARKABLY BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

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Weatherby & Son,, 1912. Sm. 8vo., First Edition; original tan cloth, backstrip with flat gilt bands, second and third compartments with leather labels (red/black) lettered in gilt, green edges, an unusually bright, clean copy. With advertisement endpapers. SCARCE IN THIS CONDITION.
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Scu. The Autobiography of a Champion. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

by Peter SCUDAMORE

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Island Books
Published
[1993]
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£31.46

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Headline,, [1993]. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome photographs throughout; red cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON TITLE.
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image of The Wayward Lad. The Autobiography of Graham Bradley with Steve Taylor. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

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Greenwater,, [2000]. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome plates; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON BLANK PRELIMINARY
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£37.75
image of Jenny Pitman. The Autobiography. [Third Impression]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

Jenny Pitman. The Autobiography. [Third Impression]. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR

by Jenny PITMAN

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Island Books
Published
[1998]
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£31.46

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Partridge,, [1998]. 8vo., Third Impression, with plates; green cloth, gilt back, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR ON HALF-TITLE.
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image of Equitation. Foreword by V.D.S. Williams. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

Equitation. Foreword by V.D.S. Williams. FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

by Henry WYNMALEN

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Island Books
Published
[1959]
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£15.10

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Country Life,, [1959]. 8vo., with frontispiece and numerous plates; olive cloth, upper board and backstrip lettered in gilt, pink top, a fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper. Nice copy of a classic work first published in 1938.
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Saalfield, Akron OH,, 1920. 4to., with a portrait frontispiece and over 1700 illustrations and diagrams in the text; original brown cloth, upper board blocked and lettered in yellow and black, neatly rebacked in brown cloth to style, a very good, bright, clean copy.
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£201.31
image of Dick Francis. A Racing Life. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

Dick Francis. A Racing Life. NEAR FINE COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

by Graham LORD

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Island Books
Published
1999
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£15.10

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Little Brown,, 1999. 8vo., First Edition, with plates; black cloth, gilt back, green endpapers, a near fine copy in unclipped dustwrapper.
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image of Matador. Illustrated by the Author. [Tenth Impression thus]. SIGNED PRESENTATION COPY IN UNCLIPPED DUSTWRAPPER

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Houghton Mifflin, Boston MA,, [1958]. 8vo., Tenth Impression thus, with title in red and black, illustrations in the text and pictorial endpapers; red cloth, brown cloth back lettered in red, covers lightly faded at edges else a good, firm copy in unclipped dustwrapper, the latter rubbed at extremities and chipped at edges. A PRESENTATION COPY TO DICK GRAVES… Read more
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image of Huic Holloa! Being the Sporting Reminiscences of a Totally Unimportant Person.  BRIGHT, CLEAN COPY

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Sampson Low Marston & Co.,, [1935]. Roy. 8vo., First Edition, with frontispiece and 8 plates on 7, neat contemporary inscription on front free endpaper; red cloth, gilt back, a very good, bright, clean copy.
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£18.87
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Turf Celebrities I have known. BRIGHT, FIRM COPY OF THE ORIGINAL EDITION

by William DAY

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Island Books
Published
1891
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£163.57

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F V White,, 1891. 8vo., First Edition, with portrait frontispiece, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper verso, half-title very lightly spotted; original red pictorial cloth, upper board blocked with racehorse in gilt, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, uncut, backstrip faded (but all lettering entirely legible in blind) and chafed without material loss at extreme head and tail, else… Read more
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Between the Flags. A History of Irish Steepechasing.

by S.J. WATSON

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Island Books
Published
1969
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£60.39

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Allen Figgis, Dublin,, 1969. 8vo., First Edition, with numerous photographs and illustrations in the text; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter with one or two closed tears. Sold from an institution with its stamps on endpapers and title verso.
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Horses in Japan.

by V. KENRICK

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Island Books
Published
[1964]
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£17.61

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Allen,, [1964]. 8vo., First Edition, with coloured and monochrome plates; cloth, a very good, clean copy in the dustwrapper, the latter with one minor loss at upper edge of front panel. Detailed historical survey
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