Horse Books

Wonders of the Circus

Marvellous scenes of trained animals from the late 1800's. Three sections illustrated with 48 color-tinted images:

- Visit to the Circus: Dancing Horse Act, Trick Horses at Dinner, Eight Horse Riding Act, Bareback Drum Act, and many Bareback riding tricks;
- Monkeys' Circus: The Band at the Door, Toby Spinning the Dishes, Miss Lily's Ride, and other monkeys performing human circus acts, including a dinner which seems to be working out better than the Horses';
- Wonderful Performing Dogs: Performing Poodles, the Wheelbarrow Ride, and other amazing tricks by fully clothed small dogs with some Newfoundlands obligingly playing the role of Dogs.

Interesting pencil inscriptions and poem written by Daisy Maud Watkins as a young child who received this book for Christmas in 1885 and moved to Logan, Ohio in 1886.

$750.00

 

19835 Silver Snaffles by Cumming.

Silver Snaffles: a Story of a Shetland Pony.

Jenny, a little girl who longs for a pony, and Tattles, the son of an elegant hunter who pulls a junk cart, both walk through The Dark Corner of the stable to fulfill their dreams at the Extraordinary Riding School. (password: Silver Snaffles) This school is run by the ponies themselves, who are superb instructors: in one week Jenny is able to ride off on to rescue a pony from the snobbish Jostlepots and take part in a glorious hunt ! A classic, gentle fantasy, not just for pony book lovers.

$195.00

 

19447 Big Red Man O'War by C. W. Anderson.

Big Red.

The story of Man o' War, in retirement when this book was written, and his children and grandchildren. A lovely copy of this book, with a nice dustjacket of fragile wartime paper that is becoming hard to find in this condition

$65.00

 

20284 Here Comes Kristie by Brock.

Here Comes Kristie.

Elmer and Einer saved their pennies for a horse, good old Kristie. But Kristie had a mind of her own and it took many weekly consultations with Axel before everything was just right, and they could finally go swimming. Told with the cadences of a folk tale and many humorous drawings in text. The first Kristie book.

$65.00

 

20679 Four Horses for Tishtry Yarbro

Four Horses for Tishtry.

Tishtry, a slave girl at the time of the Roman Empire and a talented stunt rider has only one desire, to buy freedom for her family and herself. Her experiences in the sophisticated society of Rome. Author's second book for young adults.

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$14.00

 

21126 Mr. Revere and I. Lawson

Mr. Revere and I.

Episodes in the Career of Paul Revere as revealed by his horse. Lawson's illustrations of this large, roman nosed horse are probably pretty accurate!

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$10.00

 

Thoroughbreds, written and illustrated by C. W. Anderson. Macmillan 1942, 1st pr

Thoroughbreds, C. W. Anderson. Macmillan, 1942 1st. "courage, strength, and unconquerable pride."

"When the eye and mind have dwelt too long on treachery, cruelty, and brutality it is good to see in a fine horse those qualities so essential in times of stress - courage, strength, and unconquerable pride." CWA 1942 . Heart-wrenchingly beautiful drawings that show the unique character of each horse. Getting hard to find with a jacket in this condition.

$90.00

 

Flying Changes by Caroline Akrill.

Flying Changes.

The sequel to Riding Lessons, an enjoyable equine read, with some odd details about the horse world but interesting characters. (flying changes as in dressage and, perhaps, emotions).

$24.00

 

21576 Crin-Blanc (White Mane) Lamourisse/Colomb de Daunant. glassine wrap

Crin-Blanc. (White Mane)

Large, beautiful photos of wild horses, a wild boy, and the Camargue. There is something nostalgic about seeing the horse and boy galloping along the shore as seen through the veil of the glassine wrap. Quite a treasure if you love this film.

$110.00

 

The Good-Luck Horse by Chan.

The Good-Luck Horse.

Plato Chan illustrated this very charming book at the age of 12, blending the forms and images of his Chinese heritage with the free wheeling action of Western art. His father was a diplomat in Paris and was captured during World War II, while he and his mother were sent to London. Plato gave several exhibits, raising money for war relief, and continued to do so when he moved to the United States in the year prior to the publication of this book. Not much is known of his later years. An unusual CALDECOTT HONOR BOOK. This book belonged to Caroline Thorn Binney, an international dancer, director, and choreographer, who founded the New York Folk Ballet.

$100.00

 

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