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MY SCOTTISH SKETCH BOOK.

by Edwards, Lionel. (1878-1966)

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Published
1929
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Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$144.56

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London: Country Life, 1929. VII, 32 pp, 4to (12 1/4" H). Gray/purple cloth with paper title label on front board, purple marbled endpapers. 16 colour plates, including frontispiece (all present - clean, bright, with no tears or creases). All pages (text & illustrations) are printed on one side only on heavy stock (versos blank). Each illustration page… Read more
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THE WEDNESDAY PONY.

by Cumming, Primrose.

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Very Good
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NZ$25.30

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London: Blackie & Son 190 pp, 9 1/8" H, dark green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, white lettering on front board. No date, but 1940s as the copyright page has "Book Production War Economy Standard" notation. 25 lovely full-page b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (all present). "Tabby and Martin Meade loved ponies and riding, so Wednesday afternoon was everything… Read more
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FARRIERY IMPROVED: OR, A COMPLEAT TREATISE UPON THE ART OF FARRIERY.

by Bracken, Henry, M.D.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1773
Condition
Fair
Edition
Eleventh Edition.
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NZ$137.33

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London: J. Rivington, et al., 1773. 363 pp, & Index (35 pp), 12 mo (approx. 7" H), full leather with five raised bands, red leather title label (gilt lettering) on spine. Title page preceded by front free endpaper (no half title page). Title continues: "Wherein is fully explain'd / The Nature, Structure, and Mechanism / of that Noble and Useful… Read more
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RIDING / POLO. THE BADMINTON LIBRARY.

by Weir, Robert, Captain; Brown, J. Moray; et al.

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Published
1891
Condition
Good-
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NZ$65.05

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London: Longmans, Green, 1891. 423 pp, 7 3/4" H. Decorated brown cloth, b&w illustrations, including tissue-covered frontispiece (collated). Contents - Riding: Introduction; Riding to Hounds; The Saddle-Horse; Training the Young Horse; Hints on Horsemanship; Hands and Seat; Race Riding; The Colonial Horse; Early History of Horsemanship. Polo: Introductory; The Antiquity of Polo; Polo in England; Polo in… Read more
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MEMORIES OF RACING AND HUNTING.

by Portland, Duke of.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1935
Condition
Good
Edition
Second Impression.
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NZ$101.19

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London: Faber and Faber, 1935. 364 pp, 11 1/4" H. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and monogram on spine and front cover, top edge gilt. Some pages as yet unopened. Signed in pencil on front free endpaper: "From / Portland / August 11 36". Many b&w photographs, reproductions, including double-page drawing of "The Quorn Hunt, Meet… Read more
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CHARIOT: THE ASTOUNDING RISE AND FALL OF THE WORLD'S FIRST WAR MACHINE.

by Cotterell, Arthur.

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Capricorn Books
Published
2004
Condition
Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780712669429
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NZ$21.68

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London: Pimlico, 2004. 344 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, drawings, maps. "The chariot changed the face of ancient warfare. First in West Asia and Egypt, then in India and China, charioteers came to dominate the battlefield. In 1274 B.C. at Kadesh in present-day Syria - where the untried pharoah Ramesses II was nearly defeated by the Hittites… Read more
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CHICO OF THE +UP RANCH.

by Muller, Dan. (Daniel Cody Muller, 1889-1976)

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Capricorn Books
Published
1938
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$469.82

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Chicago: Reilley & Lee, 1938. 249 pp, 9 3/8" H. Khaki cloth with black lettering/red banding on spine, red lettering/black illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated throughout with b&w drawings ranging from full page to vignette. The author/illustrator was born in Choteau, Montana and in his early years worked for Buffalo Bill Cody. His art was influenced by… Read more
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THE WILES OF THE FOX.

by Edwards, Lionel.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1932
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$79.51

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London: Medici Society, 1932. 50 pp, 10 1/8" H. Oatmeal cloth spine with brown lettering, red cloth boards with fox's head in brown & white in white diamond. Six colour illustrations on dark olive stock (one double page) and over 15 b&w illustrations (collated). "To admirers of Lionel Edwards's brilliant pictures of the hunting field it is… Read more
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BEN: THE STORY OF A CART-HORSE.

by Cumming, Primrose.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1939
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$21.68

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London: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1939. 95 pp, 8 7/8" H. Brick-coloured cloth with white and blue lettering on spine, blue lettering and white illustration on front board. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Charming story of Ben, a brewery horse who is 'retired' to the country after years of pulling drays on London's hard streets cause him… Read more
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CHAMPIONS.

by Magee, Michael. Foreword by E.P. Taylor.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1980
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Canadian Edition.
ISBN
9780176007737
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NZ$43.37

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Nelson Canada, 1980. 191 pp, 11 3/4" H. Colour and b&w photographs. "In the long history of thoroughbred racing, there has never been a decade like the seventies. (It) opened with Northern Dancer's son Nijinsky II winning England's Triple Crown, the first horse to do so in thirty-five years. And in the United States, where the… Read more
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THE CALGARY STAMPEDE STORY.

by Kennedy, Fred.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1952
Condition
Good
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$43.37

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Calgary, Alberta: T. Edwards Thonger, 1952. 236 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. Alternate pages are advertising for local and/or related businesses/services/etc. Contents: The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth; The Stampede Is Born; "Let 'Er Buck"; The Victory Stampede 1919; Prince of Wales Cowboy; Midnight, Hell On Hooves; Clem Gardner, Cowman; Four Of A… Read more
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A HOOFPRINT ON MY HEART.

by Coleman, Jim.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1971
Condition
Very Good
Edition
Reprint
ISBN
9780771019944
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NZ$43.37

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Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1971. 256 pp, 8 3/4" H. Inscribed on front free endpaper: "In memory of / Magda Don (?) / & Duchess of York / Jim Coleman / Winnipeg". "(T)he warmly nostalgic story of a little boy who 'always wanted to own a race horse'. The boy grew up to acquire a collection of… Read more
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RODEO COWBOYS: THE LAST HEROES.

by Barris, Ted.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1981
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
First Edition
ISBN
9780919035096
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NZ$28.91

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Edmonton, Alberta: Executive Sport Publications, 1981. 144 pp, oblong (8 9/16" H x 10 1/16" D. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Rodeo is perhaps the world's greatest test of physical endurance and raw heroism. It is the participant, the cowboy, who has excited both young and old for decades. Year in and year out,… Read more
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ASIAN ART. VOLUME IV, NUMBER I. WINTER 1991: GAMES.

by Gunter, Ann C.; Bower, Virginia L.; Simmons, Doreen.

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Published
1991
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Very Good
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New York: Oxford University Press / Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution., 1991. 72 pp, 11" H. Colour and b&w photographs, reproductions. Contents: The Art of Playing; Art from Wisdom: The Invention of Chess and Backgammon; Polo in Tang China: Sport and Art; The Strong Men of the Sacred Circle. Interior - clean and tight with… Read more
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SOLDIER ON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.

by Ansell, Mike, Colonel Sir. Foreword By H.R.H. The Prince Philip.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1973
Condition
Very Good -
Edition
First Edition
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London: Peter Davies, 1973. 180 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). **Inscribed on half title page: "G_____ A_____ Best wishes Mike Ansell Oct. 14th 1973". B&w plates. "In June, 1940, when Colonel Mike had just been awarded the D.S.O. and was the youngest Commanding Officer in the Army, disaster struck: he was blinded in a hail of… Read more
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THE NINTH QUEEN'S ROYAL LANCERS 1715-1936.

by Sheppard, E.W., Major.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1939
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
Item Price
NZ$325.26

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Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1939. 439 pp, small 4to (10" H) - dark blue cloth with gold lettering, banding, insignia. Integral red and gold ribbon bookmark. B&w and colour plates, b&w photographs, maps (several fold-out) - all present. Chapter headings: Rebellion in Great Britain; Birth of a Regiment; Sojourn in Ireland; Rebellion in Ireland; South American Fiasco; Low Countries Fiasco;… Read more
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SPORTING TIMES: THE "PINK 'UN" WORLD.

by Booth, J.B. Foreword by the Earl of Lonsdale.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1938
Condition
Very Good-
Edition
First Edition
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NZ$180.70

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London: T. Werner Laurie, 1938. 284 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w illustrations - collated. "For more than a generation 'The Pink 'Un', as 'The Sporting Times' was familiarly known, occupied a position unique in the journalistic world - a position which no paper to-day has achieved. It was more than a mere journal for the sportsman and man… Read more
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ANIMALS IN MOTION.

by Muybridge, Eadweard. Edited by Lewis S. Brown.

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Capricorn Books
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Near Fine
Edition
Reprint.
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NZ$65.05

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New York: Dover 72 pp text & b&w illustrations, followed by 182 double-page b&w plates, each with multiple images. "Here is the largest, most comprehensive selection of Muybridge's famous animals photos - more than 4000 high-speed shots of 34 different animals and birds, in 123 different types of action. Animals are shown walking, running, leaping, flying - in typical action.… Read more
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BASIC RIDING. CROWOOD EQUESTRIAN GUIDES.

by Foster, Carol.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1998
Condition
Very Good+
Edition
Third impression.
ISBN
9781852235468
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NZ$14.46

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Marlborough: Crowood, 1998. 96 pp, 9 3/16" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, drawing/diagrams. "(A) thorough introduction, which dispels the myths surrounding riding, and clearly explains all the terminology and different techniques. It covers: Preparing to ride; Lungeing; Communicating with the horse; Working through the transitions; How to ride each pace; Choosing a riding school; Riding across country. Carol… Read more
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THE ROYAL MEWS.

by Stewart-Wilson, Mary. Foreword by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

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Capricorn Books
Published
1991
Condition
Near Fine
ISBN
9780370313450
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NZ$36.14

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London: Bodley Head, 1991. 192 pp, oblong 8vo (8 11/16" H x 10 5/8" D). Profusely illustrated in colour. "The Royal Mews behind Buckingham Palace is the department of the Royal Household responsible for the horse-drawn and motor travel arrangements of Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family. Its buildings form a hidden village of stables,… Read more
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