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“THE ILLUSTRATIONS ARE AMONG THE MOST BEAUTIFUL TO EVER GRACE EQUESTRIAN LITERATURE”

CAVENDISH, William, Duke of Newcastle. Methode et Invention Nouvelle de Dresser les Chevaux. London, 1737.

Second edition of Cavendish’s important first treatise on the horse and horsemanship, with engraved title page and 42 wonderful double-page folio engravings of horse breeds and training methods, all pulled directly from the original 1658 copperplates, and 50 in-text woodcut diagrams. Beautifully bound in period-style full calf-gilt. $14,000.

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"I GOT A BAD FALL WHICH SHOULD HAVE BUT DID NOT HURT ME. TOO OLD AND TOUGH"

PATTON, George S. Typed letter signed. WITH: Engraved silver trophy bowl. Fort Meyer, Virginia, May 29, 1933.

Original 1933 typed letter written by George S. Patton to his sister and childhood best friend Nita and signed by him concerning his travels to compete in horse shows and discussing several of their friends and neighbors, including fellow West Point graduate Col. Toddy George, his uncle, Billy Wills, and his childhood nurse, Mary Scally, accompanied by an engraved sterling silver prize bowl he won in 1934 for riding Wild Ben at the Cherry Blossom Festival Horse Show. $12,500.

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RICHLY ILLUSTRATED 13-VOLUME
FOLIO SET OF BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN

HUTCHINSON, Horace G., editor. British Sports and Sportsmen. London, circa 1908-1935. Together, thirteen volumes. Limited edition set of this profusely illustrated compendium of British sports and sportsmen, each one of 1000 copies, in 13 handsomely bound folio volumes. $9500.

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RARE FIRST EDITION, PRESENTATION COPY, OF THIS HISTORY OF KENTUCKY HORSE RACING, ONE OF ONLY 10 COPIES PRINTED, WARMLY INSCRIBED BY THE PUBLISHER TO HIS “BELOVED” AND BOUND IN DELUXE PUBLISHER’S MOROCCO

(THOROUGHBRED RACING) O’CONNOR, John L. Notes on the Thoroughbred from Kentucky Newspapers. Lexington, Kentucky, 1927.

Rare first edition, presentation copy, of this important history of Kentucky race horses and the Kentucky horse-racing industry, one of only 10 copies printed, warmly inscribed by the publisher who oversaw the destruction of the original type to prevent more copies from being printed: “With all my love Beloved. Without you the small part I have done in this book would never have been made. Louis,” handsomely bound in deluxe publisher’s morocco. $8500.

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CHARLES ELLIOT PERKINS’ OWN COPY OF THE PINTO HORSE

PERKINS, Charles E. The Pinto Horse. Santa Barbara, 1927.

First edition, with a signed original pen-and-ink illustration of a cowboy on horseback by Edward Borein and “Charles Elliot Perkins-Santa Barbara-California, May 1928” written in the author’s hand on the front free endpaper. $7200.

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“I WILL NOT DENY, BUT THAT WE HAVE GOOD HUSBANDS, WHO DUNG AND MARLE THEIR MEADOWES, AND PASTURE-LAND, AND THROW DOWN ALL MOLE AND ANT-HILS”

MARKHAM, Gervase. English Husbandman. London, 1652. Five volumes bound as one.

First and early editions of five late 16th-mid 17th century tracts on animal husbandry, farming, and horse-riding, with woodcut illustrations and initials. $6500.

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“HE POSSESSED THE GIFT OF WORDS”

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Works. New York and London, 1903. Fourteen volumes.

“Prairie” edition of selected writings by the adventurous 26th president of the United States, each volume with a frontispiece illustration. $5000.

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“FAIR PLAY IS THE HIGHEST LAW OF SPORTSMEN THE WORLD OVER”

(POLO) STOCK, Alphons. International Sport. London, New York, circa 1930. Limited first edition of this gallery of the most notable equestrian sportsmen and sportswomen of the world circa 1930, one of only 250 copies, this copy unnumbered. With 65 lovely photogravure portraits, many astride their horses. $3800.

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“ONE OF THE MOST VALUED SPORTING BOOKS OF ALL TIME”

CLARK, Roland Hanmer. Stray Shots. New York, 1931.

Limited private-press first edition, one of only 535 copies, of Clark’s first book of hunting reminiscences, with 13 wonderful dry-point etchings of game fowl by him. $2500.

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"TO CHARLTON HESTON: HERE'S TO US —
AND ALL WE STAND FOR! BILL RUGER":
CHARLTON HESTON'S LIMITED EDITION COPY OF
RUGER & HIS GUNS

R. L. WILSON. Ruger & His Guns. New York, (1999).

Charlton Heston's fine presentation copy of this 1999 Limited Edition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Ruger's famed firearm company, inscribed to him by Ruger ("To Charlton Heston: Here's to us — and all we stand for! Bill Ruger), with additional signatures of author R. L. Wilson, William Ruger, Jr., and Ruger Corporate Secretary Leslie Gasper. $2200.

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