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.....
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London: John Bodger, 1790. Etching with aquatint. 18 1/2 x 27 1/2 inches. Lovely panorama of the Prince of Wales exercising his horses in Newmarket. The town is in the English county of Suffolk, approximately 65 miles north of London. It is considered the birthplace and global center of thoroughbred horse racing. The figures were engraved by Joseph Collyer, after Burney. Proofs & prints in colors of J. Bodger & Mr. Weatherby. Some foxing, toning and chips to right margin.....
Leeds Castle: 1931. 1 page, 7 x 5.5 inches, Leeds Castle, June 14, 1931, in full: "To Billy Nelson From a friend of his uncle's Malcolm Campbell." One natural fold and a faint diagonal crease; very good(+) condition. English racing motorist who once held the world speed record at various times during the 1920s and 1930s.
London: Virtue, 1901. Frontispiece, numerous engraved plates protected with tissue, and numerous black & white in-text illustrations. 3 volumes. 741 pages with continuous pagination. Small folio, light green gilt-stramped pictorial cloth, all edges gilt, light rubbing at extremes and some neat repairs at spine ends. London: H. Virtue and Co., 1901. Very good(+).
New York: Scribner, 1936. 28 b/w photographic illustrations. 84 pages. Short slim 4to, blue cloth-backed blue boards; small strip of fading at bottom edge). d.w. largely intact but chipped on rear panel and somewhat stained. New York: Scribner's, 1936. First Edition. A very good(+) in very good(-) dust wrapper. Previous owner's name on fly-leaf.
New York: Privately Printed, 1914. Frontispiece portrait and many other illustrations, some with lettered tissue guards , facsimile letters and documents. 275 pp., tall 8vo, grey cloth (lightly rubbed). New York: Privately Printed, 1914. First Edition. Scarce. A personal memoir of the horse racing and trotting sport as it evolved in New York through the 19th century. The author's family and he owned and raced thoroughbreds, and trotting horses, and were key members in the Union Course, Long Island. Of.....
London: Fothergill, 1916. A Memorial of It. Compiled, edited and decorated by Fothergill. Tipped-in color frontis., 17 tipped-in color plates by Lynwood, Palmer and the editor. 235pp., tall 4to, gilt-pictorial blue cloth cover; (stained & corners and spine ends bumped and rubbed). N.p. [London]: George A. Fothergill, 1916. Good (+). Limited Edition, one of 300 copies.
1985. Beautiful color photo of the NASCAR driver posing beside his car on a race track -- 7.5 x 9.5 inches, no place, no date, circa 1985. Signed in ball-point pen near the lower right corner. Quadruple-matted in black, orange, gray, and white with a black frame measuring 16 x 18 inches. Near fine condition.
New York: Mason & Lipscomb, 1974. Illus. xii, 172pp. 8vo, red cloth, d.w. lightly soiled, several pages creased in margin of upper right corner, pencil annotations in margins of some pages, a few pages with pencil underlining to text. New York: Mason & Lipscomb, (1974). First Edition. Biography of horse trainers, Ben and Jimmy Jones.