New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1936. Brown, paul. First edition. With a fine sepia pencil portrait of War... Read More about War Paint, An Indian Pony
Nevada City, Maryville, Forks of the Yuba, Feather River: May, 1850 to June 1851. Early Gold Rush Mule Trader. In the early days of the Gold Rush, the sure-footed mule was the ideal mode of transporting food , clothing, and other supplies to the little mining camps along the streams..... Read More about Group of 14 manuscript documents relating to J.D. Leaman, a mule trader in Nevada City and...
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1937. Brown, Paul. First Edition, No. 423 of 1250 copies. Read More about Training Hunters Jumpers & Hacks
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1934. Brown, Paul. First Edition, No. 573 of 950 copies. A splendid manual, right at the top of its somewhat overcrowded field. As in the author's “Training Hunters, Jumpers and Hacks” the unsigned drawings are by Paul Brown. Read More about Riding and Schooling Horses
London: Chapman & Hall 193, Piccadilly, 1864. First edition. Clarke was the private chaplain to the Earl of Stamford and used his leisure time to write sporting novels. This is a rolicking sporting novel concerning the adventures of Tom Crackenthorpe, whose observations and adventures could have come out of one..... Read More about A Box for the Season. A Sporting Sketch
Mt. Holly, New Jersey: International Side-Saddle Organization, 1984. Facsimile reprint of the First edition (London, Smith, Elder, 1857), number 99 of 500 copies printed. Fine reprint of this classic, dealing with the woman's approach to equitation in its various forms, including "critical situations", and hunting. Read More about The Habit and The Horse; a Treatise on Female Equitation
New York and London: G. P. Putnam's Sons, [co. 1888]. First edition. The author, a sea captain by trade, spent his leisure hours on land riding his horse. This work recommends riding for your health and describes his many journeys around New York and Boston. Read More about Winter Sketches from the Saddle by a Septuagenarian
Paris: chez Jacques le Gras, au Palais, à l'entrée de la Gallerie des Prisonniers, 1664; 1663. Second edition. Beautiful copy in contemporary binding of the second edition of this popular manual of horsemanship. The second edition is enlarged with a second part on the treatment of horse maladies. Read More about L'Art de Monter à Cheval …;Traité des Remedes … pour la guerison des Chevaux
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1930. Brown, Paul. Deluxe Issue, no. 17 of 50 copies, signed by Brown on the half-title and with a full page pen-and-ink drawing, signed and dated by Brown. Deluxe Issue, with Original Drawing. The beautiful deluxe issue of this classic of steeplechasing, with the bookplate..... Read More about Aintree. Grand Nationals — Past and Present
New York: Derrydale Press, 1929. First edition, no. 26 of 75 large paper copies signed by the author. One of the great large-format Derrydale Press titles of the 1920s, and a classic work on the Arabian horse, “the aristocrat of the equestrian world.”A superior copy of the deluxe edition. Read More about The Horse of the Desert. Introduction by Major-General James G. Harbord and Professor Henry...
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1940. First edition, no. 110 of 200 copies signed by the author. Uncommon. Read More about Hobby Horses
New York: The Derrydale Press, 1938. Brown, Paul. First edition, No. 92 of 950 copies. A book of delightful sporting verse, enhanced by Brown's sympathetic line illustrations. Read More about Pack and Paddock
Charg. Cross, [London]: “Published by Dighton”, Feb., 1802. In 1766, Richard Tattersall (1724-1795), who had been stud groom to the second duke of Kingston, founded the world’s first bloodstock auction house. Read More about Hand-colored engraved caricature: “A View near Hyde Park Corner.” Depicting the famous...
London: Dighton 6 Charing Cross, Jan 1810. Robert Dighton (1750-1814) was a noted and popular cartoonist of his day. The present image shows Full figure portrait of Mr. Baxter. Read More about A View from Baxter's Livery Stables, Cambridge
[Los Angeles: ca, 1941]. Original Inscribed Disney Animation Cel. Inscribed in the mat, lower right: "To James van Alen, My best wishes, Walt Disney," most probably in the hand of studio artist Floyd Gottfredson. Read More about Animation Cel, "How to Ride a Horse," from The Reluctant Dragon
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1894. Remington, Frederic. First edition. With Remington Illustrations. Remington is at his best here in 19 drawings of horses and horsemen from many lands . This is a PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by the author on the flyleaf:"To Miss Henry A Budd / a small..... Read More about Riders of Many Lands
London: Hutchinson & Co, (1936). Second Impression. Read More about Bridleways through History
London: Eyre and Spottiswoode Limited, 1926; 1928. First editions. Read More about Shires and Provinces by "Sabretache". [With] More Shires and Provinces
Shrewsbury, NJ: Fordacre Studios, . First edition. "The Horse Book of the Century" George Ford Morris (1873-1960) "was the foremost American equestrian artist of his time. He documented the fast changing world of the horse in American history in the early to mid-20th century. In 1952 Morris published 'Portraitures of..... Read More about Portraitures of Horses, a Few People, Some Dogs & Other Animals, with Autobiographical...
Ca. 1900. Original Ink Silhouette Drawings of Horse Activities. A beautifully executed set of drawings, probably done for a magazine or horse show program, featuring a wide variety of equestrian and equine activities involving horses, people and objects. Among the many activities depicted are: show jumping, carriage driving (four in..... Read More about Silhouette Drawing of a 10-panel freize of horses and equestrian activities
London: Printed for the Proprietors, 1795. “A New Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Improved.”. In an Unusual Binding. In Vol. I, Schwerdt indicates that this is the second edition, the first being that of “circa 1760”; by the advent of Vol. IV, the first edition, dated 1758, had been discovered, making..... Read More about The Complete Sportsman; or, Country Gentleman’s Recreation...by J.[sic] Fairfax, Esq
Paris: Flammarion, 1892. 3e édition, revue, corrigée, et considerablement augmentée. James Fillis (1834-1913) was an Englishman by birth who lived many years in France, and later in Germany and Russia, where he was master of the St. Petersburg Cavalry School. He was “acclaimed by many as one of the greatest..... Read More about Principes de Dressage et d’Equitation
Ca. 1912. The Autograph Manuscript of John Taintor Foote Story. John Taintor Foote (1881-1950) was the foremost writer of sporting stories of his day. He achieved early fame with horse stories featuring the raffish track character Blister Jones, and we offer one of these, about a come-from-behind-to-win mare named Tres..... Read More about Autograph Manuscript of his Blister Jones story "Tres Joli", written in pencil with...
Leicester: Edgar Backus, 1934. No. 82 of 100 copies of the Collector's Edition, printed on special paper. Deluxe Edition, One of 100 Copies. A fine and detailed evocation of the history, customs, and, especially, the personalities, of foxhunting England in the golden days of the sport. Read More about The Flying Parson and Dick Christian
London: Published June 24th, 1811, by H. Humphrey, No. 27, St. James St, 1811. First edition. The engraved title leaf comprises four lines of whimsical verse and a paragraph of descriptive text signed "Billesdon Coplow"; the six numbered plates depict incidents of foxhunting: 1) Going along a slapping pace 2)..... Read More about Indispensable Accomplishments [Series of Six Hand Colored Aquatints
Paris: Par la Compagnie des Libraires Associés, 1776. Nouvelle edition plus correcte que les précédents. Rules of the Hunt. Environmental law: Including game and fishing laws and those of the hunt as well as those for forestry and water. Read More about Ordonnance de Louis XIV…sur le Fait des Eaux et Forets Donnée à S. Germain en Laye au moid...