horses

19835 Silver Snaffles by Cumming.

Silver Snaffles: a Story of a Shetland Pony.

Jenny, a little girl who longs for a pony, and Tattles, the son of an elegant hunter who pulls a junk cart, both walk through The Dark Corner of the stable to fulfill their dreams at the Extraordinary Riding School. (password: Silver Snaffles) This school is run by the ponies themselves, who are superb instructors: in one week Jenny is able to ride off on to rescue a pony from the snobbish Jostlepots and take part in a glorious hunt ! A classic, gentle fantasy, not just for pony book lovers.

$195.00

 

19447 Big Red Man O'War by C. W. Anderson.

Big Red.

The story of Man o' War, in retirement when this book was written, and his children and grandchildren. A lovely copy of this book, with a nice dustjacket of fragile wartime paper that is becoming hard to find in this condition

$65.00

 

21486 The Chestry Oak written and illus by Seredy.

The Chestry Oak.

One boy's three lives: as the Hungarian Prince Michael of Chestry, as Michael Prince a homeless WWII refugee, and as Mike Brown, adopted son of a kind American family. Through it all runs the proud stallion, Midnight. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$125.00

 

Thelwell Goes West by Norman Thelwell.

Thelwell Goes West.

What does the English rider need to know to explore the wild West? Lots of funny comparisons.Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$18.00

 

Hello, Irina by Dietlind Blech.

Hello, Irina.

Blocky gouache paintings tell the story of Irina, a chestnut Russian horse, who ran away with a French circus in search of the wild white horses of the Camargue. NOTE: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD.

$20.00

 

Great Horse by Moffitt, illus by Dan Sweeney.

Great Horse.

How Tergo, the CroMagnon chief's son followed by his brave little sister went into the forest and learned to ride the wild horses, giving his people a way to defeat their enemies. The language is a little stilted, but the subject is fascinating. Note: This Book Has Been Sold.

$22.00

 

Jumping Jan by Kathleen Mackenzie.

Jumping Jan.

Kindhearted Jan's job with the Jervis family turns out to involve helping their unhappy children become more confident people and better riders. Her good efforts win her recognition from the local Pony Club. Quite a lovely brown horse on the jacket by M. T. Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$18.00

 

Black Horses for the King.

Black Horses for the King.

The court of King Arthur (Artos) from the point of view of a Roman-Celtic boy, Galwyn, who eventually helps Arthur develop a stable of war horses for his knights. To help their hooves adjust to the English climate, he also becomes a skilled farrier. Although this is a departure from science fiction, the author knows her history and her horses, and this book is an absorbing read. (And a good example of how a book's price is more influenced by availability than anything else!) PLEASE NOTE: This book has been sold.

$5.00

 

Black Beauty by Sewell, Altemus edition, ca 1915.

Black Beauty, Altemus edition.

Quite a beautiful copy with unsigned coloured plates. The top board plate seems to be from the John Beer illustration, minus the park railings, in the 1894 Jarrold's edition. Altemus published numerous versions of Black Beauty, this one is not often found.
Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$52.00

 

The Red Horse written & illus. by Elsa Moeschlin, Coward-McCann (1928) early.

The Red Horse

Peter wants so much for his little wooden horse to grow that the impossible occurs. A Swiss picture book by a native Swedish artist. Mentioned in Hurlimann. (In English) Please note: THIS BOOK HAS BEEN SOLD

$85.00

 

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