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

 

20828 What Goes on in Horses' Heads Hatch

What Goes on in Horses' Heads.

An interesting book by a lifelong horseman and judge. Fear and what to do about it; Beware of anthropopathism; Stable manners___ Yours, that is, and more.

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$12.00

 

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

 

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 Horse Who Had His Picture in the Paper.McGinley,/Helen Stone, ill Lippincott

The Horse Who Had His Picture in the Paper.

When Brownie, the fancy NY police horse who has had his picture in the paper, moves into the stall next to Joey's, Joey begins to wish for fame. If Joey could have his picture in the paper, his owner could afford new shoes for his six children. After a string of funny adventures, he achieves his heart's desire. Lively, stylish, though not particularly equestrian, drawings illustrate this sweet tale. A new story about Joey, "The Horse Who Lived Upstairs" by the same author/artist team.

$58.00

 

The Story of Mowie / Ella Dolbear Lee, illustrator.

The Story of Mowie.

Mowie's life in the circus and later with his child friends told in clear, bright watercolor and ink lithos on every other opening. A charming item in an earlier style than the 20's.

$15.00

 

Pensees d'un enthousiaste.

Pensees d'un enthousiaste.

Not for sale, from our own collection. I am listing this in the hope of finding out more about its illustrator. Wonderful swift sketches of horses in the field and stable, this essay on the hunt begins quoting Jorrocks and ends with English, "May you hunt forever." Several pages are addressed to women riders. Lovely paper and coloration. This book is available  from archive.com in Kindle, with not quite the same ambiance! In French, its original language. 

$0.00

 

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