London: Gollancz, 1936. Decorations by Rex Whistler. 150pp., 8vo, green cloth, d.w.; old price sticker inside front cover, dust wrapper chipped soiled. London: Victor Gollancz, 1936. A very good copy in a very good (-) dust wrapper.
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London: Ben. Brooks, 1839. View (set of four). Aquatint with original hand coloring. Each page measures 14" x 16". Beautiful set of four aquatints depicting the first steeple-chase race on record. Plate I is titled "Ipswich, the Watering-place behind the Barracks", Plate II "The large field near Biles's Corner", Plate III "The last field near Nacton Heath" and Plate IV "Nacton Church and Village". Unusual for depicting night scenes, these four plates were published in "A Monthly Chronicle of The...
Paris: Chronique du Turf, 1876. 66 volumes, various sizes, beautifully bound in 3/4 bright red morocco with ornate gilt-decorated spines, raised bands, top edge gilt. Paris: Chronique du Turf, 1876-1937. Printed on thin wood pulp paper, so the pages are slightly yellowed (otherwise a fine set).
Paris: Motte, 1833. Title printed in red & black. 24 lithographed plates lettered A-Z, within wood engraved borders; 2 leaves of text within elaborate borders. Thin folio, 1/2 leather over mottled boards, large leather label on front cover, marbled end-papers; bookplate. Paris: Motte, 1833. First Edition. About half of the plates are foxed or lightly spotted; damp-stain in the bottom margins, not affecting the plates.
Paris: Domino Press, 1934. Illustrated with colored lithographs by Fedor Rojankovsky, beautifully printed by Mourlot Freres. Tall slim 8vo, colored pictorial wrappers and glassine covering. Paris: Domino Press, (1934). First Edition. A fine copy with un-opened pages. Scarce. Number 126 of a small issue, numbered and signed by the artist.
London: Nourse, 1785. 6 copper plates, 4 folding. 370 pages + 10 page index. Small 8vo, full tan polished calf with red leather spine label; rubbed and joints cracked but still holding. London: C. Nourse, 1785. Very good.
New York: Derrydale, 1937. Illustrated by Robert Ball. 2 vols. 4to, red cloth, spines faded, as usual. New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. Limited Edition. Very good. Number 36 of 950 copies. Presentation copy.
New York: Derrydale, 1937. Illustrated by Robert Ball. 2 vols. 4to, red cloth, spines faded, as usual. New York: Derrydale Press, 1937. Limited Edition. Very good. Number 350 of 950 copies.
Washington Heights, New York: 1910. Over 50 photogravures, of European paintings, interior & exterior views of the mansion and landscape, objects & three of Billing's famous horses. Folio, full red morocco, stamped in gilt & silver, with Billing's coat of arms. Washington Heights, New York, 1910. Printed at the Riverside Press in Cambridge. Photogravures by A.W. Elson & Co., Boston. Billings purchased 25 acres of land on the site of Fort Tryon in northern Manhattan, and built a summer residence...
London: Philip Wilson, 2000. Illus., mostly in color. Square 4to, blue cloth, d.w. sunned on spine portion and part of front portion. (London): Philip Wilson, (2000). Very good.
Woodbury: Barron's, 1977. Several Illus. 112pp. 12mo, pictorial orange boards, boards lightly soiled. Woodbury, NY: Barron's, 1977.
New York: Scribner, 1936. Numerous black & white illustrations throughout. Oblong 4to, pictorial red cloth. New York: Scribner's, 1936. A bit foxed on endpapers, still a very good(+) copy. 471 of 750 signed and numbered copies, signed by the author on the limitation page.
London: Spring Books. Many photo Illus. 80pp. 4to, tan cloth, bottom of spine worn. London: Spring Books, n.d., circa 1971.
London: Stanley Paul, 1966. Illus. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. and fore-edge of pages lightly soiled. London: Stanley Paul, (1966).
Philadelphia: Carriage Monthly Engravings and Printing House. Original poster. Color lithograph. 51.5 x 35 inches. This interesting advertising poster is dated to circa 1891 features light carriages, harnesses and sleighs manufactured by J. H. Birch. Issued by the Carriage Monthly Engraving and Printing House in Philadelphia, PA, the poster shows some of the products manufactured by J. H. Birch in Burlington, N.J. These also include horse clothings, blankets, robes, whips, saddles, bridles, and everything pertaining to the road, track and...
Austin: University of Texas Press, 2000. Illustrated with 75 b/w duotone photographs of horses and riders. Square 4to, black cloth, d.w. Austin: University of Texas Press, (2000). First edition. A fine copy, as new in the original shrinkwrap.
New York: Franklin Watts, 1982. Many color Illus. Folio, green cloth, d.w. (New York): Franklin Watts, (1982). Very good.
1865. 1 page, 8.75 x 8 inches, signed "James W. Blake" -- a requisition for forage for two private horses, March 31, 1865, whereby major J. W. Blake, 42nd Wisconsin Vol. Infantry, requests "Seven Hundred & Fifty Two pounds of oats" and "Eight Hundred & Sixty Eight pounds of hay." Signed with rank and regiment; horizontal folds and one small stain but still in very good condition.
Garden City: Doubleday, 1970. Illus. 8vo, two-toned cloth, d.w. very lightly soiled and rubbed on edges. Garden City: Doubleday, 1970.
London: Country Life, 1928. Color Frontis., many b/w plates. 4to, brown cloth, bottom of spine worn, edges of corners bumped and worn, cloth lightly soiled. London: Country Life, (1928).
Canterbury: Cross & Jackman, 1894. Slim 12mo, 105 pages (last page has tiny annotations in red), blue cloth with gilt decoration on front cover, all edges gilt. Canterbury: Cross & Jackman, 1894. Very good (+). Published by Kent County Cricket Club. (1894) The famous 'Blue book'.
McLean, VA: Percy Crosby, 1933. 49 plates, including 6 in color, hand-tipped. Folio, green cloth; light wear to spine. McLean, Virginia: Percy Crosby, (1933). Very good (+). Introduction by Walter M. Grant. Skillful and expressive drawings, watercolors, paintings, and lithographs of polo, football, boxing, swimming, riding, etc. Limited edition, number 84 of 1000 copies, with Crosby's signature at limitation page.
Associated American Artists, 1938. View. Black and white lithograph. Image measures 12.75" x 8.75". Richly printed and striking view of a horse being brought out to show (catalogue number C-32) from an edition of 250. Stone is dated and signed "JSG". Signature and edition number (14) in pencil. This print is related to a earlier red chalk drawing and oil painting (1937), which was the first completed painting during Curry's artist in residence at the University of Wisconsin. John Steuart...
Associated American Artists, 1943. View. Black and white lithograph. Image measures 11.75" x 15.5". Dramatic view of two horses intertwined in an aggressive embrace (catalogue number C-39) from an edition of 250. Stone is signed with initials and date. Title, signature and edition number (2) in pencil. Inscription in pencil reads "Use this print but get it no darker", indicating that this is perhaps an artist's proof. George L. Miller's signature is also present. This print is related to earlier...
New York: Vendome, 1979. 57 color Illus. by the author. Thin, oblong 8vo, maroon cloth, d.w. New York: Vendome Press, (1979). Very good.