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 Includes some unpublished manuscripts.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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