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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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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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THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S BIG GAME HUNTING IN THE ROCKIES, SIGNED LIMITED EDITION

ROOSEVELT, Theodore. Big Game Hunting in the Rockies and On the Great Plains. New York and London, 1899.

Signed limited first edition, number 786 of 1000 large-paper copies signed by Roosevelt beneath the frontispiece portrait. With 55 illustrations by Remington, Frost, Beard, Sanford and others, including four etchings by R. Swain Gifford, and numerous wood-engraved text illustrations. $8800.

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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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“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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SPIRITED FORE-EDGE PAINTING OF A FOX-CHASE ON SOMERVILLE’S “THE CHASE,” 1802, ILLUSTRATED BY THE BEWICKS

(FORE-EDGE PAINTING) SOMERVILLE, William. The Chase; a Poem. London, 1802. Later illustrated edition of “The Case,” “held in high esteem by sportsmen,” with 13 fine wood-engraved vignettes by John and Thomas Bewick, and sporting a wonderful early fore-edge painting of the hunt, handsomely bound. $2200.

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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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