ABOUT THIS BOOK SALE, postage rates, how to order

Welcome to our book sale! Here you will find listings of horse, farrier, and veterinary books that are NOT normally offered by Hoofcare Publishing--and a few that are, but are being discontinued. These may be leftovers, damaged copies, or hard-to-find used books that are frequently requested.  This list has been in the making for months but they won't last so if you see something you want to order...don't wait!

This list is offered to our regular customers, blog readers and magazine subscribers before going to the public. This is because I would rather keep the special ones inside our circle of friends and readers.

If you are looking for a particular book, let me know. I may have a copy but just haven't listed it yet. I can also obtain almost any book for you. Let me know what you are looking for.

If you see a book you want, call or email your order with Visa/MC account information and your address, phone and email address. Paypal orders via the "send money" tool to Franjurga@gmail.com.

All sales are final. Payment must accompany order. No holds.

Note: Every effort will be made to keep this list up to date, however, if a book has been been sold, it will not be available. Please forgive me if that happens,  because there are a lot of books to keep track of!

Postage will be minimal, unless you need the books by a certain date. If shipped media mail, a group of books should only be a few dollars per book. A single book by itself with delivery confirmation in a padded mailer with a big swath of bubble wrap, etc. is usually $5, so that would be the base cost for the first book. Each additional book, add $2. For large orders, we can compute the postage separately and charge you later if you are paying by Visa or Mastercard.


POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

CLICK HERE FOR PAYPAL; just follow the "send money" instruction. "Send" the total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation.

Canada and overseas: please send an email with your list of books and we will compute the postage for you, so you won't be overcharged. Some books are quite light and postage could be a lot less than you think. There is no insurance or tracking on overseas orders.

Have fun! Call or email with questions.

Fran
tel USA 978 281 3222
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Index to Book Sale Categories

Click on any category to view those books or scroll through the blog to see all
Be sure to click "older posts" at end of the blog to see more categories with great books

Agriculture, Rural Life, Country Living, Farming, Historical Ag
Anatomy and Conformation
Art, Music, Culture, Architecture Related to Horses
Behavior, Human-Animal Bond, Welfare, Spirituality of Horses
Biomechanics, Sportsmedicine, Therapy, Rehab
Blacksmithing, Metallurgy and Tools
Care and Management of Horses
Children: Great Books About Horses
Children: Great Books About Other Animals
Dressage, Driving, Eventing, Equitation, Training, Riding, Showing
History of Horses
Hoofcare and Farriery (also see laminitis, vet and blacksmithing)
Horseracing, Thoroughbred and Standardbred Horses
Hunting, Fishing, Shooting, Gun Sports 
Journals and Magazines
Laminitis and Related Conditions
Mules, Donkeys and Other Non-Horse Equids
Natural History, Paleontology, Comparative Zoology
Novels, Western Fiction and Mysteries Related to Horses
Reproduction, Color Genetics, Color ID, and Breeding
Veterinary Medicine, Horse Health, Nutrition
Western Lifestyle, Ranching, Rodeo, and History of the American West
Wild Horses

HOOF CARE, FARRIERY, SHOEING

THE BABY BOOM: New Information on Hoofcare and Therapy for Foals
from Hoofcare & Lameness Journal
36-page collection of articles on foal leg and hoof problems, including:
A New Look at Foal Legs: Textbook Straight is Not Perfect by Larry Bramlage DVM
Flexural Contracture Deformities in Foals by TFM (Mac) Head FWCF
Medical Treatment for Early Flexure Deformities in Foals by Steve O'Grady DVM
The Uniformity of Measurements of Internal and External Structures in the Foal's Foot by Alan Bailey AWCF
Neonatal Flexor Tendon Laxity by Janice Young DVM and Bruce Novak
Normalizing Flexor Tendon Deformity by Mary Hudson
Major Repair on a Very Small (Miniature Horse) Foot by Jack Evers
Also: Looking at a Foal's Leg (growth plates), Reference Soures on Hoofcare and Leg Development in Foals, Vet College and Farriers Meet on Foal Problems, Are some breeds predisposed to specific flexural deformities? and other tidbits.
A small pile of these special reports was just unearthed, like treasures in an archeological dig. Sale price $15 each (normally $20) plus post outside USA.

Hoofcare and Lameness Journal Back Issues
are on sale for $12 each for all editions published before 1991. Special offer: 10 back issues for $99. These are great collector editions. Some are under the old title of FYI: Hoofcare & Lameness News. Not included: Baby Boom special double collector's issue, see above.

Horses, Shoes and Tales: A Collection of Anecdotes, Articles and Adventures from Australia's Favorite Farrier by David Farmilo
Softcover, 2003, published by the author, 207 pages, generously illustrated
Part heart-warming stories, part treatise on modern-day horseshoeing in Australia.  Interesting photo and entertaining illustrations. All rolled into one! You'll enjoy it. Last few copies are half price at $8.50 plus post.

Horseshoes for Horse Owners: A Handbook of Observations
by Beverly Estabrook CJF
This book was way ahead of its times. It is self-published with plastic coil binding but don’t judge this book by its cover. It’s terrific! Designed to get horse owners interested in hooves and explain the hows and whys of caring for feet and getting along with farriers. Author is a farrier in North Carolina and an old friend. $10 plus post. I have several copies.


On the Horse's Foot, Shoes and Shoeing: The Bibiographic Record and a Brief Timeline History of Horseshoeing
by Henry Heymering
Hardcover, St Eloy,1990, first printing
I talked Henry into doing this project. At first people didn't understand this book, now they "get it". Here's quite possibly the last like-new unblemished copy on the planet. Simply the most important historical record of the horse's hoof ever compiled and one of the books I'd grab if the building was on fire. Partly because I know it can't be replaced. Limited edition. Collector's dream: $150 plus post.

Be sure to check the sections on biomechanics, laminitis, lameness, veterinary medicine, anatomy, etc.!

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

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ANATOMY and CONFORMATION


How Your Horse Moves: A Unique Visual Guide to Improving Performance
by Gillian Higgins
Hardcover, David and Charles, 2009, 153 pages, indexed, new

British import. Horses with anatomical features painted very skillfully on their outer bodies gallop, trot, jump, and illustrate what goes where when they do. A fresh look at anatomy, conformation, and biomechanics. Not on sale, but you can still order it with  your sale books and save on postage. Also listed in biomechanics section. $30 plus post.



Horse Anatomy for Performance: A Practical Guide to Training, Riding and Horse Care
by Gillian Higgins
Hardcover, 2012, David and Charles,152 pages, new
Once again, painted horses are used to illustrate all the systems of the horse, not just the musculoskeletal system and how these systems are affected by movement, gaits, jumping, etc. Goes through skin, skeletal, muscular, Fascia-tendons-ligaments, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, nervous, endocrine, urinary and repro systems. What an amazing teaching tool! One of our newest books. Save on postage by ordering it with your sale books! $30 plus post.


Don't forget our main book offerings for anatomy, including bestsellers like
The Equine Distal Limb by Professor Jean-Marie Denoix  $259 plus postage




TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

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BIOMECHANICS, SPORTSMEDICINE, THERAPY/REHAB

All-Weather Surfaces for Horses, Third Edition
by Ray Lodge and Susan Shanks
JA Allen, 2005
The indispensible guide to artificial arena surfaces. Principles of constructing arena and tracks, choice of materials, irrigation, dust, maintenance, specifics of gallop tracks, racecourses, lunge arenas, turf, indoors vs outdoors. I love this book. Footing galore! Color photos. This is the last copy in stock and we won't be selling it anymore. Cost new: $41.95. This one $15 plus post.

Clinics in Sports Medicine: Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete
Hardcover, 180+ pages, illustrated, black and white
Saunders: Symposium on Rehabilitation of the Injured Athlete
Human sports medicine update on rehab of elite athletes, outlining the same principles used on equine athletes. Chapters include Guidelines, Therapeutic Exercise, Physical Agents (heat, cold, etc.), Braces and Taping, Neck and Low Back Injuries, Shoulder Rehabilitation, Knee Injury, Anterior Cruciate Deficient Knee, Ankle, Psychologic Aspects, Overuse Injuries, Prehabilitation, Index. Then again, you could use some of this information for your own rehab! Recommended because the concepts are clearly spelled out. Possibly dated looking clothing (shiny lycra on gymnasts) but a good core reference book. $10 plus post.

The Elite Show Jumper: Proceedings of the Conference on Equine Sports Medicine and Science, 2000
Arno Lindner, Editor
Soft cover, 302 pages, some illustrations.
Authors include Hoofcare and Lameness Journal editors Clayton, Denoix, and Dyson, among many others. If you ever wanted to truly understand how a horse gets over a fence (and how a horse gets over different types, heights, and widths of obstacles), this is the book. Includes chapter on jumper conformation by Swedish expert Holmstrom plus much on physiology, conditioning, sport science. Some American authors, but mostly European. All papers are in English. Multiple copies available. In Euros, equivalent cost is much higher; to clear out inventory, offered at $64 plus post while they last.
The Lame Horse: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments
By James R. Rooney
Hardcover, 1974, first edition, 237 pages
Very lighted used book, front flap has been price clipped. Minor edgewear and rubbing along spine.  This is THE book. The classic reference for biomechanics and lameness from the great and opinionated equine pathologist. Yes, there's a newer edition, but this one is great for reference and the source of so many diagrams that have become standard instructional media for lameness and conformation studies. Hats off to Dr. Rooney, whether you agree with him or not. Nice to have in hardcover. $25 plus post. Two copies left. Also one in softcover (also 1974 edition) $15.


TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

tel USA 978 281 3222  e: franjurga@gmail.com

Equine Veterinary Medicine, Horse Health Including Lameness, Nutrition

Basic First Aid for Horses
by William Jones, DVM, editor, from material in
The Horse: Its Treatment in Health and Disease by Prof. Wortley Axe (1908)

Dr Jones had the clever idea to make a "greatest hits" album from the nine-volume Axe series on equine health published 100 years ago. This is the (condensed) volume on general horse first aid and hygiene, design of stables, etc. Great illustrations especially on bandaging. This is probably highly collectible now but it's good information for owners. I wish I had the original Axe volumes! $10 plus post. Softcover.


Equine Dermatologby Danny Scott and William H. Miller Jr.
Saunders/Elsevier, 2003
This comprehensive clinical textbook for veterinarians covers skin diseases of the horse from essential basics to practical diagnostic methods, therapy, and specific abnormalities and defects. Well illustrated and expertly written by two of the leaders in equine dermatology, this focused presentation discusses all aspects of bacterial, allergic, and environmental skin disease. Relevant topics in a clinically useful format make this an ideal resource for all veterinarians, in addition to anyone specializing in equine medicine. Includes both color and black-and-white photos. Note that there is a 2nd edition available for three times the price. Great reference for vasculitis, pastern dermatitis, coronitis, pemphigus, keratin disorders...and everything else. This is an unsold leftover copy still sealed in plastic wrap. Bargain price: $30 plus post.


Horseman's Veterinary Guide
by William Jones DVM, editor, from material in
The Horse: Its Treatment in Health and Disease by Prof. Wortley Axe (1908)
Dr Jones had the clever idea to make a "greatest hits" album from the nine-volume Axe series on equine health published 100 years ago. This is the (condensed) volume on general horse health. Great illustrations. This is probably highly collectible now but it's good information for owners. I wish I had the original Axe volumes! $10 plus post. Softcover.

Joint Disease in the Horse
by Wayne McIlwraith and Gayle Trotter, editors
NEW, Hardcover, 1996, Saunders, 490 pages, 11.25"H x 8.75"W (large and heavy)
The premier reference on the subject. Authored by nationally and internationally recognized authorities, this unique book focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of equine joint diseases. Translates basic joint pathobiology into practical application for the clinician. Chapters cover research and arthroscopic surgery! Chapter authors include Baxter, Benton, Bertone, Bramlage, Caron, Denoix, Firth, Ghosh, Grant, Howard, Hurtig, Kawcak, Lees, Little, MacDonald, May, McIlwraith, Nixon, Palmer, Park, Philipsson, Platt, Pool, Poole, Ray, Steyn, Todhunter, Trotter and Wrigley. Sections: 1. Principles of Joint Pathobiology, 2. Traumatic Injury and Osteoarthritis, 3. Therapy of Traumatic Arthritis, 4. Other Joint Entities, 5. Relevant Research to Equine Joint Disease, 6. Index. This is a new copy, last in inventory, list price $193, sale price to a good home $31 plus post.


 
TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

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BLACKSMITHING and TOOLS

From Eric Sloane's "A Museum of Early American Tools"

A Museum of Early American Tools
by Eric Sloane
Softcover, 1975 edition, used, 110 pages
If you don't know who the author is...you are in for a treat. And if you do know him, you know that this is an important book, an inventory of tools rendered in realistic pen-and-ink drawings. You'll refer to this book again and again. $5 plus post.


Catching the Fire:
Philip Simmons, Blacksmith
by Mary E. Lyons
Hardcover, all color photos.
It looks like a children's book but it's a blacksmithing book. It's the story of Charleston, South Carolina smith Philip Simmons and his 70 years crafting  gates and scrolls and intricate architectural details in that iron-decorated city. Lots of great photos of Mr. Simmons and other old-timer smiths at work. A section on his tools and on the evolution of blacksmithing. He was declared a "national treasure" among many other awards. Includes a bibliography. Special. All color photos, a new copy. $10 plus post.

Colonial People: The Blacksmith
A Bobbie Kalman book
Softcover, 32 pages, color illustrations and photo, Crabtree
I suppose that this was designed to be a children's book, but it is one of the best books to explain blacksmithing to anyone not familiar with the tools, the forge, and the role of different people. It shows blacksmiths and farriers at work at different museums or doing demonstrations. Include apprentices, shoeing horses, and lots of good history. Brand new, last copy, half price $4 plus post





Early Tools and Equipment
by Elmer Smith, 7th printing, 1983, 32 pages plus soft cover
Inventory of Early American tools of all trades, with great photos assembled in big double-page spreads. The tools are not individually identified. 13 different top anvil tools are shown plus different designs of buttresses, firing irons, etc. from someone's very nice collection of farrier tools. Tools from all crafts and farm life. Interesting stuff. $3 plus post.

The Great Tool Emporium
by David X. Manners 
Hardcover, 1985, 398 pages, dust jacket, lightly used (by me)
The roots of tools...and their evolution. You'll love this book. Who knew that vice grip pliers were invented in Dewitt, Nebraska by a Danish-American blacksmith named Bill Petersen? What's the origin of the farrier's beloved angle grinder or drill press? Why do you get more pressure on hoof nippers (or any pincer-type tool) if they are designed with a short distance from bite to hinge--instead of longer? And (look out, Mustad!) who knew that Leonardo da Vinci invented a rasp-making machine in 1490? Is there anything he didn't invent? This book is not too technical on the engineering side, but it is rich on the history side and vastly detailed with an unbelievable variety of specialized tools under each of 61 tool categories. Giant fun. $10 plus post.


Keen Kutter Antique and Collectible Hand Tools 1989 Price Guide compiled by John Walter, published by The Tool Merchant, 64 pages
Pocket-sized soft-cover guide to antique tools is a handy guide but also contains nice old cuts of each tool, great for reference if you need to tell a shingling hatchet from a tobacco hatchet, for instance. Includes some blacksmithing tools. $2 plus post.

Manual of Foundry and Pattern Shop Practice 
by Otis Benedict Jr. of The Pratt Institute
Hardcover, first edition, 1947, 361 pages
So you want to make your own tools. Do you understand the principles of how a foundry works? This was the textbook at The Pratt Institute and other engineering schools. It is a language and a world unto itself--and fascinating. $5 plus post.

The New Scroll Saw Handbook
by Patrick Spielman
Softcover, 352 pages
If there is anything about scroll saws that was left out of this encyclopedic guidebook, I'd be very surprised. Once you meet the parts and uses of a scroll saw, you learn their history. Then a guide to all the ones currently on the market. The accessories. How to buy one. "Blades, speeds and feeds". Safety, Patterns and layouts. And THEN there are about 10 chapters on how you get the effect you want. I'm so impressed with this book. It's new, too. $10 plus post.

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

tel USA 978 281 3222  e: franjurga@gmail.com

LAMINITIS and Related Conditions

Laminitis: Special Issue of the Equine Veterinary Journal 
Published April 2004 
110 pages, soft cover 
An engrossing collection of the latest (for 2004) papers on laminitis causes and the mechanisms of the disease including differentiation between endocrinopathic and systemic forms. Particularly strong selection of papers by Chris Pollitt and the Australian Equine Laminitis Research Unit. Includes the first paper that proved that cryotherapy could prevent lamintiis, by Van Eps and Pollitt. Plenty from the Royal Vet College as well (Menzies-Gow and Bailey). Copies of this are hard to find! $20 plus post, only a few left.

Proceedings of the Fourth International Equine Conference on Laminitis and Diseases of the Foot
Essays by Orsini, Pollitt, Moore, et al, narrative summaries by speakers
Softcover, with or without CD-ROM of 76 complete proceedings papers, 112 pages
Simply the largest compilation of papers on laminitis ever assembled. Included are the special treats of Dr. Pollitt's "48 Hours in Acute Laminitis", as shown on the cover, as well as his previously unpublished sequential CT scans of the blood supply to the foot.
Dr. Moore's essay addresses the significance of laminitis research and education in the aftermath of the Barbaro tragedy and publicity earlier in 2007.
A few other presenters and authors included Steve Adair, James Belknap, Robert Boswell, Thomas Divers, Berndt Driessen, Lisa Fortier, Bryan Fraley, Ray Geor, Aaron Gygax, Amanda House, John Hubbell, Philip Johnson, Fran Jurga, Bruce Lyle, Joseph Mankowski, Catherine McGowan, Scott Morrison, John Peroni, Patrick Reilly, Ron Renirie, Rob Sigafoos, Mark Silverman, Nathan Slovis, Ashley Stokes, Mitch Taylor, Andrew Van Eps, Don Walsh, Kathryn Watts, Mary Beth Whitcomb, Michael Wildenstein and Laura Zarucco.

Book alone is $59; Book + cd-rom package is $100 per set.


TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

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EQUINE REPRODUCTION, BREEDING, COLOR

There are no books available in this category at present but please check back soon.




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POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
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HEAVY HORSES: Draft, Brewery, Working, Showing, Logging and Farming

Care and Showing of the Heavy Horse
by Edward Hart
British, hardcover, first edition, Batsford, 1981
One of the great all-time books on heavy horses from Great Britain, from one of my all-time favorite authors and horse writers. Strong on the Shire horse, this book explains the showing system and goes through buying, training, show preparation, decorated classes (wow!), vehicles for cart and driving events, juding, open days, ploughing matches, etc.

It even has a chapter on farrier competitions featuring photos of, I do believe, the late great Mr. Eric Plant FWCF at the Great Yorkshire Show. I can "hear" him speaking through the text on why the inside branch might be thinned or the toe clip offset and just what bevelling is all about.

There are refererences to individual horses who worked for Thwaites and other breweries--right down to how they wore their shoes. Favorite tip: use pig oil to keep a mane in its place and as a hoof oil.

I love this book and have a copy myself that I treasure. It is rare to see one these days. This is in great shape, flap was price-clipped so it was a gift to someone who probably never read it. They missed a lot. $20 plus post.


Fire Engines, Firefighters: The Men, Equipment and Machines from Colonial Days to the Present

by Paul Ditzel
Rutledge/Crown Press, hardcover, 1976 
They left "the horses" out of the title, but they certainly did not leave the horses out of the book!  Much on horse-drawn fire engines and many great old photos of fire horses! Great photo of a team of grays from the Los Angeles Fire Department getting hitched with the famous drop-down harness. A heart-breaking photo of the gray middle horse in a three-abreast team going down on the street. Even the non-horse content is great in this book. No dust jacket, rubs on front endpaper from old tape remnants (probably a gift note?) otherwise like-new condition. $20 plus post and sooooo worth it!

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

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The Thoroughbred Racehorse and the Sport of Racing

You might want to also check the "breeding" and "sportsmedicine" sections for more on Thoroughbreds.

At this time, there are no books in this category, but please check back soon.


TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
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Horsemanship, Behavior, Training, Spirit, Animal Rights and the Human-Horse Bond

The Horse Boy
by Rupert Isaacson
Little Brown, 2009, hardcover, non-fiction, NEW
An autistic boy in Texas calms down visibly when his father takes him to watch the horses next door. And when he starts riding with the child in the saddle in front of him, peace comes over both of them and a deeper relationship evolves. So Rupert got this crazy idea to take his son on an epic horseback journey through the horsiest place on earth: remote Mongolia! In search of understanding handicaps and mental illness in a different culture, Rupert and his wife learn a lot about their son, their circumstance and how American society sets handicapped children apart--while in other places they may be embraced as truly special. The shamans of Siberia and Mongolia were hard to figure, but they saw something special, not ill, in little Rowan. This book has horses as its engine, to be sure, but it goes beyond the horse-human bond to explore new territory--in many more ways than one.

This book was dismissed by the horse world because the boy wouldn't wear a helmet and went into tantrum mode if anything was put over his head. And his father worked around it. The helmet issue was a dealbreaker and I was branded a heretic myself for endorsing this book. I think this book has a lot to offer and will continue to promote it, helmets or not. It's interesting that the author later won an American Horse Publication award. A documentary film was also made of their journey and can be bought on DVD.

I will give a copy of this book to any customer who will promise to get past the helmet issue and read it.
That's right, it's free, while supplies last. People need to read this book.

Read more and watch video clip: http://www.hoofcare.com/horseboy.html


Ranch of Dreams
By Cleveland Amory
Hardcover, 1997, first edition
This book is in like-new condition except for a gift inscription in the front. Apparently the recipient didn't read her gift book--she left it for you to do that. Subtitle is "The Heartwarming Story of America's Most Unusual Animal Sanctuary". You've heard of the Black Beauty Ranch in Texas? Of course. This book takes you there and explains what built the place and the dream behind it.
Very well written. 288 pages. $5 plus post.





The Revolution in Horsemanship and What It Means to Mankind
by Robert M Miller DVM and Rick Lamb
Soft cover, Lyons Press, 2005, 354 pages, illustrated and indexed, new
Simply one of the best books on horse training ever. Of course it is expounding on natural horsemanship, but it fits it into the bigger picture of horse-human relations and history. I have always thought this book was exemplary and am very proud to have been part of the chapter on "the hoofcare debate". We have several unsold but brand, shiny new copies. Uncracked, untouched, and half price. List price is $25 so you can order as many as you like for $12.50 plus post.


To place your order:
POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

Go to your PayPal account, if you have one set up, choose "send money" and send total amount of your order to franjurga@gmail.com (fill in on PayPal form). Supply your email and/or phone for order confirmation. 
Or: call in or email your order and we'll charge your Visa or Mastercard.

tel USA 978 281 3222  e: franjurga@gmail.com

WILD HORSES

No books are available in this category at the moment; please check back as we are listing new books daily.

TO PLACE YOUR ORDER:

POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

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tel USA 978 281 3222  e: franjurga@gmail.com

Western Lifestyle, History, Cutting/Reining and Rodeo

Books on riding and showing and Quarter horses are listed under riding and horsemanship 




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POSTAGE IN USA: First book $5, each additional book $2.

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ENGLISH + WESTERN: TRAINING, RIDING, DRIVING, HORSEMANSHIP, DISCIPLINES

No titles listed at present, but please check back again soon!


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HORSE CARE, STABLE MANAGEMENT, STABLE DESIGN



Care of the Competition Horse: Prepare to Win
by Sarah Pilliner
Hardcover, Batsford, 1994, 176 pages, new
From the publisher: Any experienced competitor will agree that competitions are won at home, and in this book Sarah Pilliner explains every aspect of management, training and care to help the amateur rider produce a horse capable of performing to the best of its ability. Explores every possible aspect of competitive riding: preparation of the horse, vaccination, shoeing and clipping, development and fitness work and feeding. The book helps develop horse management detecting injury and illness, offering advice on care during competition, transportation, warming-up procedures and care after competition.
From the bookseller: This is one of those books where they sent a photographer to Badminton or Burghley and told them to shoot only horsecare photos. And they're great. Lots on care of the horse after the competition and in achieving fitness.
We sold this book for a while, this is the last copy. In brand new condition, still! $10 plus post


Complete Encyclopedia of Horses and Ponies
by Tamsin Pickeral
Softcover, 384 pages, indexed
If I ever saw a one-stop book on horses, this is it. Crammed full of info and bright color photos, it goes through all the breeds (including many that were news to me), plus all the disciplines, tack, etc. in clear encyclopedia style but very visual and contemporary. Not a bore at all! It's fat and heavy! Useful, handy to have around. Look anything up, I dare you, it's in this book! $5 plus post. 

Everyday Horsemanship
by Eliza R.L. McGraw
Softcover, 224 pages, 2006
This attractively-designed, all-color book is brand new and is one of the more recent books to provide an all-around reference for people keeping horses, not just riding them. Lots of good advice here, although the photos show English-only horses, this book makes sense to anyone, any breed. $5 plus post.

Getting Your First Horse
by Judith Dutson, foreword by John Lyons
Soft cover, 168 pages.
A great guide for the novice and a reminder for old hands: how to look at a horse and your ability to house, train, and ride different horses that may be available. Objective and not condescending. $3 plus post

Horse Handling and Grooming
by Cherry Hill
Softcover, 148 pages, profusely illustrated with photos
This book shows you how to clean a horse and move it from point A to point B...with very detailed photos. The section on using a twitch is great. Don't write this off as beginner stuff. The closeup photos of clipper blades will make you feel guilty. $5 plus post.

The New Book of the Horse
by Sarah Haw
Soft cover, large format, 1990, 207 pages
Almost new condition, the corners are lightly bumped but the spine is almost uncracked. Still one of the best reference books because everything is spelled out in photographs. Really: everything! Care and English riding covered in depth. $3 plus post.

The Random House Book of Horses and Horsemanship
by Paula Rodenas, Foreword by Walter Farley
Hardcover, laminated cover, 1991, 180 pages.
One of the best all-around horse books ever published. Nothing re-hashed here. Great photos of USET in action, farms, farriers, vets, etc. from the 90s. Covers sports, anatomy, training, lots more, with many interviews. This is a used copy with child-like writing inside. $4 plus post.
Know Your Ponyby Susan McBaneEverything the young rider needs to know to safely care for and enjoy his or her pony. From Britain, a very thorough guide with great illustrations. This is a used copy and has the former owner's sticker on front page. $3 plus post


The Way of a Man with a Horse: A Practical Book on Horsemanship
by Lieut.-Col. Geoffrey Brooke DSO, MC,
Veterinary Notes by Colonel Todd DSO, RAVC,
and a chapter on Pig-Sticking by Lieut-Col. Arthur Brooke DSO, MC
Published in 1920 or so. This is a beautiful book with lovely, clear "tipped-in" photos showing foxhunting, military and sport horses around the time of World War I. It's a treasure, especially for the POLO lovers out there. Great conformation shots of polo ponies. Plus 50 pages of veterinary advice, also shoeing. Interesting rocker toe shoes for stumblers. Book is hardcover, in good shape, but binding is a bit fragile: handle with care and treasure it always. 288 pages, indexed. So elegant! A bargain at $30 plus post.


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HORSES IN HISTORY

The Animals' Who's Who: 1,146 Celebrated Animals in History, Popular Culture, Literature and Lore
by Ruthven Tremain; hardcover with dust jacket, $15
I don't know why I had two copies of this book, except for the fact that I do like it enough to have bought it twice. It's an encyclopedia of famous animals, with short biographies. From Francis the Talking Mule to Miss Piggy to Red Rum, they are all here, with dates and details. A trivia lover's delight! $15 plus post









The Life, History and Magic of The Horse 
by Donald Braider
Hardcover, oversized, 1973, 247 pages.
This copy has a bit of child-like writing and scuffing in a gift inscription on the front page. You'll leave that far behind as you delve into the deep, deep content of this book, with chapters like "With Man at Work", "For Man's Amusement", "The Horse in Literature", etc. There must be hundreds of photos and drawings in this book; it is a complete visual and text history. Highly recommended! The dust jacket is in great shape! $8 plus post.

Yankee Doodle Dandy: The Life and Times of Tod Sloan  
by John Dizikes, 
softcover, trade paper size, Yale University Press.
This is quite collectible, as it is the advance uncorrected page proof from the publisher. Includes images stamped FPO. A rough cut but the text is readable if you want a good read, or sell it on eBay as a racing collectible for a fortune. There are some kitty teeth marks at bottom of first few pages. (sorry about that)
Todd Sloan, of course, was the famous American jockey who went to England and caused a scandal with his "forward seat". This is the man who gave us short, short stirrups. He was one of the country's great celebrities as the turn of the century and should not be forgotten. Cover not as shown because it is a proof. $20 plus post.




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DONKEYS, MULES AND THE LIKE

Travels in a Donkey Trap
by Daisy Baker
Hardcover, 1974, St Martin's Press, 160 pages

What a book. She was 76 years old. She lived in rural Devon, England in the 1970s. And she decided that the way to get around was by donkey cart. This book is partly about donkeys, partly about driving, partly about living in the country, partly a memoir of this woman's life. It's mainly about the magic that an animal can bring to a person so that they forget how old they are, and the freedom that a little cart can give on the country lanes, so your mind can wander. Much better than any self-help book or a psychiatrist--just get a donkey! PS She has adventures! The dust jacket is in quite used condition, there's a sticker inside front, but the book is in super shape. You won't mind. $5 plus post.

Last of the Donkey Pilgrims: A Man's Journey Through Ireland
by Kevin O'Hara
Softcover, large format, 2004, Forge Books
Right, like you never thought of it. I know I have. The trip home to Ireland to see the country of your family's origin could only best be experienced in the company of a donkey, and traveling not by car but by cart. It's great. Really. New condition but corner is bumped. $8 plus post.






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HORSES IN ART, MUSIC, LITERATURE, ARCHITECTURE, CULTURE

Desiderata for Horse Lovers: A Guide to Life and Happiness
by Max Ehrmann
Hardcover with dust jacket
The age-old prescription for happiness illustrated with beautiful horse photos. Each double-page spread is a line from the manuscript. A beautiful gift! We sold these for Christmas and this is the last one, in perfectly new condition. (really nice) Size is about 5x5". $5 plus post.

Draw 50 Horses
by Lee J. Ames
Softcover, Broadway Books, oversized, used
It looks so easy! Analyze a horse's body shape and leg position and you're half way there. Sports and breeds and types of horses reduced to circles and squares come to life in sequential sketches. Inspiring--I bet I could do it...(right). $2 plus post because it is used.






Drawing hooves with Walter Foster

Drawing Horses by Walter Foster
Softcover, oversized, approx 10x14"
Instructional manual for sketching horses with pencil. A revision of the classic 1949 text. He does a nice job on the hoof. Several copies. List price $8.95. $4 each plus post

Eleanor Iselin Wade: Artist and Horsewoman
Edited by Field Horne
Softcover, National Museum of Racing, 1997
Printed at the Stinehour Press in Vermont, this is a very fine exhibit monograph. Includes the essay "The Thoroughbred as Artistic Inspiration" by Donna Hassler and a biography of the artist by Field Horne. Countless photos of her life, east and west. Includes an illustrated checklist of her sculptures, which are amazing. 32 pages plus cover, color. Completely like new, pristine, bright, flat, tight, square. No observed marks or writing. Not ex-library, not a remainder. $12 plus post

Denver - Civic Center: Denver Art Museum - Frederic Remington's War Bridle
Frederic Remington's painting "War Bridle"
Frederic Remington's Own West: The Great Western Artist's Eyewitness Accounts of His Expeditions and Adventures on the Frontier
by Frederic Remington and Harold McCracken

Hardcover, Dial, 1960, 254 pages

Did you ever want to know the stories behind Remington's great sculptures and paintings? Want to know more about his life out west? Here's his own account, with a bio by Harold McCracken, founder of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center Museum. Includes some unpublished manuscripts. This is special.Very high quality book, which sadly no longer has a jacket and would be classified as
"used", though in great condition. $12 plus post.


Haddelsey's Horses: Paintings by Vincent Haddelsey
Text by Caroline Silver with Haddelsey
Oversized hardcover, 1978, with dust jacket in lovely condition
The horse in his landscape; this collection of paintings in the artist's unique, almost folk-art style shows horses doing their sporting and working best. Absolutely magic! $10 plus post.



Henry Koehler: Elegant Impressions of Turf and Field
This catalog of the exhibit at the Natuional Museum of Racing in Saratoga Springs, New York in 2003 is a collection of color plates of the paintings. 56 paintings of beautiful racing or hunting themes from the Duke of Beaufort's to Deauville to Cheltenham and home to Saratoga. What a ride. Like new condition, a duplicate. $15 plus post.

Man and the Horse: An Illustrated History of Equestrian Apparel
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
by Alexander Mackay-Smith, Jean Druuesedow and Thomas Ryder
Intro by Diana Vreeland
In 1984 the Met curated and hosted the most incredible exhibit on what people wear to ride and drive horses--and what they once wore. Luckily for us, they also published a lavish "coffee table" book to document the exhibit and filled it with amazing photos. It's really three books in one: "The Evolution of Riding and Its Influence on Equestrian Costume" (Mackay-Smith); "Aside and Astride: A History of Ladies' Riding Apparel" (Druesedow) and "Fashion on Wheels" (Ryder). A must-have reference and art book and this copy is in like-new condition. $12 plus post.

The Most Beautiful Horses
Text by Dominic Klein, photos from around the world
Hardcover with dust jacket, 158 pages, black and white photography, 1971
I think this is the only book I have ever sold from Switzerland. It is a collection of photos of horses at work and in sport, shot in the late 1960s, and is literally a world tour. Includes a chapter on the horse in circuses. A snapshot of where the horse world was, 50 years ago, and beautifully crafted. $10 plus post.

The Unicorn Treasury
Stories, Poems and Unicorn Lore
by Bruce Coville, Illustrated by Tim Hildebrandt
A little beatup, but still a treasure. 168 pages, softcover. Read the inspired words of C.S. Lewis, Madeleine L'Engle and many others. $3 plus post








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Livestock, Farming, Rural Life, Country Living and the Occasional Border Collie


The Countryman: Winter 1971-73
I collect these fantastic book-like magazines from the UK and have a couple of duplicates. Each is like a paperback book with a spine, sort of like Readers Digest in the old days, but more pages and smaller.
This edition includes an account of Scotland's last stagecoachman...across the South Downs on horseback...the wildest inhabited spot in England...fishing villages of the Firth of Forth...plus much more and lots of poems, black and white drawings and woodcuts, practical info on country living, birdwatching, and some very fine photojournalism. I want to live in this world. 208 pages. $3 plus post.

The Countryman: Summer 1974
Another duplicate! Sorry the cover is loose on this one. 208 pages of good stuff! You'll see why I collect these. This one has a black and white photo essay of gypsy wagons. $3 plus post.

Gift from a Sheep:
The Story of How Wool Is Made
by Alberta and Nicole Eiseman 
Hardcover, beautifully illustrated, 52 pages
A great book! A teen-ish girl learns from her neighbor's sheep and wool operation, learning to wash wool, card, spin and knit as she goes, right up to entering one of her creations in the fair! And she raises a lamb, too. Includes instructions for knitting her prizewinner. Perfect condition. $5 plus post.


Give a Goat
by Jan West Schrock
Hardcover, Tillbury House, full color, illustrated
Another one of those books that just looks like it is for children. A fifth grade class gets carried away on a rainy afternoon. Carried halfway around the world, where they learn what the gift of a goat can mean to a family in the Third World. Have you heard of the Heifer Project? Here it is in action, with goats. This was a review copy so it will be sent FREE to anyone who spends $20 on other books from this section of the sale.


Great American Farm Tractors: John Deere, Farmall and Ford
Text by Robert Pripps, Photos by Andrew Morland
Hardcover "coffee table" book, 382 pages, in perfect dust jacket, 1998
This is what a tractor is supposed to look like! Re-live the grand glory days of American tractors in stunning photos. These vintage survivors have been restored, preserved, polished and prepped! Stunning photos in great scenery of the American midwest (Wisconsin, I think). I love this book. I learned to drive on one like the cover photo... $12 plus post.

The James Way:
A book showing how to build and equip a practical up to date dairy barn
Published in 1919 by the James Manufacturing Company of Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Hardcover, used (obviously), 334 pages
Everything you could ever think of about every piece of equipment that goes into running a dairy and everything about cows. Even weathervanes! This is an amazing book--part catalog of equipment, part yearbook of the dairy industry, part political commentary! You have to see it to believe it. $10 plus post


Le Charolais  
by Daniel Meiller and Paul Vannier
259 pages, soft cover, oversized "coffee table book"

I've never seen such a lavish book about a breed of anything (except maybe Arabian horses--and only maybe!) This book is in French but it doesn't matter since it is mostly photos and the photos are amazing. Here's the history and the state of the world's Charolais cattle in a beautifully designed book meant for the coffee tables of cattle ranches all over the world. Wow, is all I can say. The corners are a little bent. Like the cattle, you know this is the real deal. You will love it. One of the most impressive books to ever pass through this office. $60 plus post

Of Sheep and Men
by R.B. Robertson
Hardcover, Knopf, 1957, first edition
Everything you always wanted to know about sheep, shepherds, sheep dogs, Scottish countryside, cooking lamb and mutton, and where your Harris Tweed jacket spent its early years. A fantastic classic of a book with a solid but sometimes humorous eye on Scotland and its wonderful people who have turned sheep into a lifestyle and industry and influence the world in many ways that you wouldn't think would involve sheep at all! You will love this book, especially the discussion on whether sheep dogs are intelligent or not! Very good condition, with dust jacket that has shelfwear on edges. Well worth a read; if you've never been to Scotland you will think you have been after reading this book. $10 plus post


The Pennsylvania Barn: It's Origin, Evolution and Distribution in North America
by Robert F. Ensminger
Softcover, Johns Hopkins University Press, Second Edition, 2003, 348 pages, slightly used
Robert Ensminger provides the first comprehensive study of an important piece of American vernacular architecture -- the forebay bank barn, better known as the Pennsylvania barn or the Pennsylvania German barn. Diligent fieldwork and archival research into the origins, evolution, and distribution in North America of this significant agricultural structure. Will appeal to students and scholars and general readers alike. This copy is lightly used. It is absolutely full of information and great photos! $5 plus post.


The Running Foxes (novel)
by Joyce Stranger
Hardcover, Viking Press, 1966, 152 pages.
This is a used copy without a dust jacket, so it doesn't look like the photo. The cloth cover of this novel does have a fox head embossed into it, though.

From a review: "The penetrating cold and damp of the morning mist on the hills and the warm, smoky camaraderie of the local pub are almost tangible in The Running Foxes. This simple but magical world is populated by a cast of gruff but good-hearted old men whose lives revolve around animals both for work and recreation and who I thoroughly enjoyed following as they hunted over the fells, made bets or came to terms with their loneliness.

"I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a book which managed to address foxhunting in quite such a balanced way. The author admires the foxes for their cunning and trickery, but also admires the men for their dedication to their animals, their country skills and the sense of community that the hunt brings. Both fox and man seem to enjoy the thrill of the chase. Of course, it helps that there are no fox killings in the book, but nonetheless it was refreshing to read something which is able to see both points of view and present them alongside one another."


There you have it. The book is illustrated with wood or linoleum cuts by David Rooks that are stunning. There's a weasel, too. $5 plus post. 


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Horse Fiction: Novels, Mysteries, Stories, Westerns

Books are listed in alphabetical order by title. 
Illustrations may not match actual covers exactly.

Bolt
by Dick Francis
Hardcover, dust jacket, new condition, 1987
Someone is shooting the horses of Newmarket. Can Kit Fielding find the shooter without getting shot himself? I love Dick Francis and you will too once you dive into this one. Illustration is not from book. $4 plus post.



Driving Force
by Dick Francis
Hardcover, dust jacket, 318 pages, like new.
What angle of horse racing has Dick Francis not used as a device for a murder? In this one, he's set the plot inside a horse van delivering Thoroughbreds to a racecourse. What can possibly go wrong? Lots! $4 plus post.

The God of Animals
by Aryn Kyle
Hardcover, 2007.
I can't tell you why I liked this book so much. An isolated, alienated teenager observes what goes on at the riding stable run by her family. She knows her family needs the wealthy new client, but what unravels is a story that rings true about just how perceptive teenagers can be, and how their emotional lives can sometimes center on animals to protect themselves from dealing with the humans in their lives. I thought this was really well done. Maybe it's not a horse novel, but there are plenty of horses in it. I love the cover too! $5 plus post.

The Hearts of Horses
by Molly Gloss
Hardcover, Houghton Mifflin, 2007, 304 pages, new
In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen.

Natural horsemanship 100 years ago? Monty Roberts' long-lost female ancestor? You decide. Great escapist read; love the cover! I have several NEW copies left and can offer you one FREE for any order of $10 worth of fiction books in this section. Just add it to your list.


Horse Heaven
by Jane Smiley
Here's the trade paperback edition. Big enough to get your hands around and you will keep them there for all 561 pages. This book is one that I enjoyed immensely, though I sometimes got confused about which horse was which. This isn't the copy I read, though. I wish it had been so nice. This is a brand new copy that I thought would sell, but my farrier and vet customers weren't convinced they wanted to read it. But you know better. Jane Smiley did win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, after all. It is a little worn around the edges from its travels to trade shows. $8 plus post.




The Horse Whisperer
by Nicholas Evans
AUDIO BOOK on four cassettes (abridged)
The book was better than the movie, that's all I can say. And this is a good reader, Peter Coyote. The description of the truck wreck is sooooo realistic, keep your hands on the wheel if you are going to listen to that part! $5 plus post.

Kentucky Heat
by Fern Michaels
Hardcover, first edition, 2002
Kentucky's Diamond clan is battling the legal system and each other to breed and train a Derby prospect. Can Nealy pull it off? A great beach read or long plane ride. Like-new condition with perfect dust jacket. $5 plus post.

Light of the Moon
by Luanne Rice
Hardcover, new, 2008
Can you imagine a better setting for a horse novel than the Camargue delta region of southern France? The marshy wilderness is home to a special herd of "wild" gray horses, and your imagination can certainly run wild. A couple of Americans find their way there for separate reasons and run into each other as the wild horses gallop on in the moonlight. Good stuff. Last leftover copy. $5 plus post (was $25).

The New Treasury of Great Racing Stories
Edited by Dick Francis and John Welcome
Hardcover with dust jacket, very good condition, 1994
Fourteen great stories, mostly British and Irish themed, will help you escape. Great book for a long flight. These are the classics--Damon Runyon included! $6 plus post

The Race
by Eunice Walkup and Oscar Otis
Hardcover, Simon and Schuster, 1973, 446 pages.
Inspired by Secretariat, two sports writers teamed up on this, and I enjoyed it. It's an adventurous romp to and from and within the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs. Like a time capsule of those great days. This copy is used but in great condition. $3 plus post.





The Running Foxes
by Joyce Stranger
Hardcover, Viking Press, 1966, 152 pages.
This is a used copy without a dust jacket, so it doesn't look like the photo. The cloth cover of this novel does have a fox head embossed into it, though.

From a review: "The penetrating cold and damp of the morning mist on the hills and the warm, smoky camaraderie of the local pub are almost tangible in The Running Foxes. This simple but magical world is populated by a cast of gruff but good-hearted old men whose lives revolve around animals both for work and recreation and who I thoroughly enjoyed following as they hunted over the fells, made bets or came to terms with their loneliness.

"I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a book which managed to address foxhunting in quite such a balanced way. The author admires the foxes for their cunning and trickery, but also admires the men for their dedication to their animals, their country skills and the sense of community that the hunt brings. Both fox and man seem to enjoy the thrill of the chase. Of course, it helps that there are no fox killings in the book, but nonetheless it was refreshing to read something which is able to see both points of view and present them alongside one another."


There you have it. The book is illustrated with wood or linoleum cuts by David Rooks that are stunning. There's a weasel, too. $5 plus post. 

Stalking Horse
by Bill Shoemaker
Hardcover with dust jacket, first edition, 311 pages.
I meant to read it, I really did. Now you can read it and tell me all about it. This copy is in very good condition but it is a used book, however unread. It has a little shopwear and the former owner wrote the date on the endpaper. It's yours for $3 plus post.

The Three Mustangeers
by Will James
1933 Scribners, hardcover. Seems to be the first edition. No dust jacket. Illustrated green linen cover is rubbed, spine is faded. Front endpaper is pulled (surface split). Former owner's name written in pencil on endpaper. Book seems sturdy, well-built and contents are superb. Front cover has a single splash from a drop of something, probably long ago. A very serviceable copy of a great book that is probably worth a fortune. $23.50 plus post.

Unbridled
A Novel by Samantha Elphick
Hardcover, first edition, signed by the author
What happens when three boys find a wealthy woman polo player dead? Their lives change forever, and the discovery pulls them to the sport, of course. Her spirit lives with every thwack of mallet to ball. But the mystery of her death continues too, of course. A new copy, signed, first edition, 2007. $14.50 plus post

Whip Hand
by Dick Francis
Hardcover, dust jacket, very good condition, first US edition, 1979
Why is someone trying to harm the racehorses in investigator Sid Halley's ex-father-in-law's stable? You know it will be an exciting ride to find out the answer! This is classic Dick Francis and all about racing! The binding is a little pulled on this copy but the pages are all still sewn in and the dust jacket is in good shape, though faded a bit. Gift inscription written in front. $3 plus post.




Winner
by Maureen O'Donoghue
Hardcover, Simon and Schuster, 414 pages
This copy is a little bit used, there is some minor edgewear on the dust jacket but it's really a terrific copy. Nice Munnings painting of Cheltenham on the cover! A young Irish girl named Macha is left an orphan with her inheritance of a wagon, four horses and her father's lurchers. The next thing you know, she's a guest in England's finest drawing rooms. She is bound for Newmarket. Unlike other historical novels, this heroine actually rides. $4 plus post.



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