Horse Tales.Boyle, Mary./Isabel Watkin, ill sketches, Ernest Nister; (ca 1905)

Horse Tales.

Amusing stories illustrated with very nice little drawings, and lovely chromolithos from Nister stock. (See our Alte Bekannte for the beautiful prints from which these were excerpted.)
NOTE: This book has been sold.



Black Beauty: as told by Uncle Mal for today's boys and girls.

Bernice Magnie, an Art Instructor, educator, and collector, from the Far West, illustrated only this and Sondo a Liberian Boy. Her Black Beauty might have been thought too sophisticated for its intended audience, as quite a few nice ones in jacket survive. However, the illustrations are gorgeous, swirling black and green lithographic crayon. They are stylized but show an affinity for horses: she's got the way they lean into people they love. Sewall's story is retold for young children by Uncle Mal, who retold stories "in a modern manner... on his famous Radio Hour." NOTE: This Book has been sold.



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 in Kindle, with not quite the same ambiance! In French, its original language. A copy, inscribed in 1916, exists as a contribution to the biodiversity library by the Webster Family Library of Veterinary Medicine ( Veterinary Library's copy part of the John A. Seaverns Equine Collection. Additional jpgs available.



Stormy, Misty's Foal SIGNED

Stormy, Misty's Foal

As Misty awaits her foal, a devestating storm hits the island. "How Misty and Stormy help make possible the restoration of the pony herds and save the traditional Pony Penning Day." SIGNED and INSCRIBED on half title with friendly message and little horse shoe. Note: This book has been sold.



Riding Rhymes for Young Riders by Col. Disston, illus Paul Brown.

Riding Rhymes for Young Riders.

Poems written to supplement the colonel's young sons' practical knowledge of horses and horsemanship in a 'painless and even appealing manner.'
'You don't use reins to prove you're strong /To keep your seat with them is wrong;
Note: This Book Has Been Sold.



Album of Horses by Henry.

Album of Horses

Four or five pages each on 24 different types of horses and ponies: both draft, driving, and riding; from Suffolk Punch to Tennesee Walkers to Mules. With full coloured illustrations and many margin drawings. Much interesting information here. NOTE: Sorry this book has been sold.



Four Rode Home by Primrose Cumming.

Four Rode Home.

Follows the adventures of four young people who set out on horseback from New Forest to their home on Romney Marsh in Kent. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD



Proud Riders by Pullein-Thompson, Josephine.

Proud Riders.

A collection of stories and poems about horses through history by the author of good horse books.



Kodi's Mare.

Kodi, a Navajo boy, was sent away to the mission school, leaving his beautiful horse Willow with a cruel master. How he ran away to try to save her. With many sensitive drawings by Ambrus. (For photos of a better copy, see 15635)



National Velvet by Bagnold, Paul Brown, illustrator.

"National Velvet".

Velvet Brown sets her heart and will on riding her unschooled horse in the Grand National steeplechase. With Paul Brown illlustrations and jacket (in rough shape). Note: This book has been sold.



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