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Patterns of Greatness, Alan Porter
1 Alan Porter Patterns of Greatness
Highflyer International 1992 1st edition 
Signed by Author. Bound in dark green faux leather with gilt to front and spine. Size approx 10 x 7.5 inches. 236pp. In Very Good condition. Author’s signature to title page. No dustwrapper. Corners slightly bumped. Slight split to leatherette nr spine edge. Else a very clean and tight copy. B&W illustrations throughout. Illustrated endpapers. A Pedigree analysis of the leading European Thoroughbred Race Horses of the last fifty years by Alan Porter. 
Price: 119.00 GBP
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The Conquest of the Horse. Translated from the French by Major C.P.C.Macnaughtan with Jean Boulting., BENOIST-GIRONIERE, YVES:
2 BENOIST-GIRONIERE, YVES: The Conquest of the Horse. Translated from the French by Major C.P.C.Macnaughtan with Jean Boulting.
Hurst & Blackett. 1952 1st UK edition. 
Size 8.75 x 11.25 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. 155pp. With colour plates and b/w line drawings in text. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; rubbed and creased around edges with old repairs with sticky tape. Handling and other marks. Not price clipped). Spine slightly darkened. Slight browning to endpapers. Colour plates clean and bright. Else a clean and tight copy. Written as a "guide to would-be horsemen". Originally published in French in 1948, this is the first edition of the English translation. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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Ed Byrne’s Racing Year, BYRNE, Ed;
3 BYRNE, Ed; Ed Byrne’s Racing Year
Trainers Record, The Friary Press, 1983 1st edition 
Size approx 12 x 8.5 inches. In blue faux leather covers with gilt to front and spine. With original glossy illustrated dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper. Minor crease in laminate on dw front. Else a clean tight, near fine copy. 192pp. colour and b&w photographs throughout. 
Price: 48.00 GBP
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Steeplechasing. (The Lonsdale Library Vol. XXXII). With a colour plate and forty-eight illustrations., De BROKE, LORD WILLOUGHBY;
4 De BROKE, LORD WILLOUGHBY; Steeplechasing. (The Lonsdale Library Vol. XXXII). With a colour plate and forty-eight illustrations.
London, Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., 1954 1st edition 
Hardback, Tall 8vo. (approx 9 x 5.5 ins.) Half-bound in brown cloth boards and yellow cloth spine, with gilt lettering to spine and gilt monogram to front. In original dustwrapper with colour plate to front and spine. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Spine faded and rubbed at ends. Edges of plate rubbed on spine and crease to plate on front. Not price clipped - original SS&C price sticker). Endpapers and inside pages all very clean and tight. An excellent copy. --- An authoritive study on of Steeplechasing. The definitive text, a must have for any complete sporting library. Includes: The History of Steeplechasing, The Grand National, Cheltenham: The National Hunt Meeting, Soldiers in the Saddle, Point-to-Point Racing, The National Hunt Committee, Breeding of Steeplechasers, Breeding of Winners of the Grand National, Purchase of Steeplechasers, The Early Education of Chasers, Schooling over Fences, Training, Training: Stable & Feeding, Summering & Preparation, Schooling & Galloping, and much more. Written by experts. 334pp. With a colour plate and forty-eight illustrations. (69 plates, 5 text ills.) 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The White Stallions of Vienna. Translated by Frances Hogarth-Gaute., PODHAJSKY, ALOIS:
5 PODHAJSKY, ALOIS: The White Stallions of Vienna. Translated by Frances Hogarth-Gaute.
George G.Harrap & Co. 1963 1st UK edition. 
Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with white lettering to spine and white horse to front. With illustrated dustwrapper. In good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded, rubbed at top end with small chips. Small tears to top edge. Small piece mising from front bottom edge. Small marks. Not price clipped). Slightly rubbed along top edge. Colour plates bright. 200pp.plus: Spanische Reitschule Wien. 4pp. Col.& mount.frontis.plate & over 200 col.& b/w photo.plts. (the col.ills.are mounted). The Spanish Riding School in Vienna with its famous Lipizzaner stallions. 
Price: 19.80 GBP
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The Book of the Horse., VESEY-FITZGERALD, BRIAN (ed):
6 VESEY-FITZGERALD, BRIAN (ed): The Book of the Horse.
London, Nicholson & Watson, 1946 1st edition. 
Hardback, 10 x 7 inches. In brown cloth covers with green lettering to spine and green designs to covers. Pictorial endpapers. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped and rubbed, some darkening to gilt decoration and lettering. Neat inscription “Marion Broadhurst” to front endpaper, some slight darkeing/tanning to pages, Else a very clean and tight copy. --- Includes chapters on The World’s Horse, Racing, Breeds, Agriculture, trade, Hackney, Circus, Art, Hunting, literature, buying, saddlery, schooling, stabling, harness ornaments, glossary, bibliography. a comprhensive look at horses and their uses all over the world. 879pp. With b/w and colour plates and illustrations in text. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Riding Recollections. Illustrated by John Charlton., WHYTE-MELVILLE, G. J.;
7 WHYTE-MELVILLE, G. J.; Riding Recollections. Illustrated by John Charlton.
London, Ward Lock & Co. Limited. no date 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Very attractive dark blue morocco leather and light blue cloth half-binding with gold lettering on spine. Marbled endpapers. Gilt top edges. In very good condition. Spine darkened. Endpapers a little darkened at edges. Some light spots to title page and between endpapers. Neat inscription to front “G.A. Sanders from S. (Sherry?) Drummond.” (S.H. Drummond, attrib. Rife Brigade, “Wounded and Missing in France”.) Some minor foxing spots, Else a nice tight copy. 248pp. Illustrated with 4 B&W plates. 
Price: 28.00 GBP
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Songs and Verses and The True Cross. Illustrated by S. E. Walker., WHYTE-MELVILLE, G. J.;
8 WHYTE-MELVILLE, G. J.; Songs and Verses and The True Cross. Illustrated by S. E. Walker.
London, Ward Lock & Co. Limited. no date 
Hardback, 7.5 x 5 ins. Very attractive dark blue morocco leather and light blue cloth half-binding with gold lettering on spine. Marbled endpapers. Gilt top edges. In very good condition. Spine darkened. Endpapers a little darkened at edges. Some light spots to title page and between endpapers. Neat inscription to front “G.A. Sanders from S. H. Drummond.” (S.H. Drummond, attrib. Rife Brigade, “They will not grow old”.) Some minor foxing spots, Else a nice tight copy. 356pp. Illustrated with 5 B&W plates. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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Salute the Carthorse., WRIGHT, PHILIP A.:
9 WRIGHT, PHILIP A.: Salute the Carthorse.
London. Ian Allan. 1971 1st edition. 
Size 7.0 x 9.5 inches. In brown cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 80pp. With b/w photographs and line drawings. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. An affectionate tribute to carthorses, by one with a lifelong knowledge. Includes a chapter on the four breeds. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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