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21905. (The Song of Wise Oleg.) Pesn o veschem Olege

(The Song of Wise Oleg.) Pesn o veschem Olege

On the centenary of his birth, Pushkin's  "small masterpiece" Oleg the Wise was illustrated by the Russian artist Vasnetsov, who had turned from genre and religious paintings to Russian myths and fairy tales.

The brave 10th c prince Oleg the Wise hears of his doom from a scornful wizard. Fearing the prophecy that his horse will bring about his death, Oleg sadly puts his beloved horse out to pasture, "Forget me not old friend. Farewell!" and he continues on with his brilliant career. Years later, he learns that his horse has died so that having followed the prophecy seems to have been useless. As he gently touches the horse's skull, a snake shoots out and poisons him. His companions sing the praise "of him whom death had brought to naught." A touching horse story in Pushkin's telling, as well as a philosophical hero tale, with a beautiful stocky white horse, long-maned with a knotted forelock.

Included is a 1988 full sized facsimile reproduction of the English translation booklet provided by Mme Pogosky's Depot for Russian Peasant Industries, and turned into English verse very early in his career by the poet Wilfred Wilson Gibson, with her title page and with a two page modern afterword by V. Golenishchev on Pushkin and on Vasnetsov's illustrations. (190th anniversary of Pushkin's birth)

$1,200.00

 

21450 Melody, Mutton Bone, and Sam by Davis, ill Paul Brown.

Melody, Mutton Bone, and Sam.

Sam's understanding of horses and people grows during an exciting summer full of fun and mystery, lots of Paul Brown horses in text.  NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

$80.00

 

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

 

21541 Another Man 0'War. Anderson

Another Man 0'War.

Katy's grandfather, a respected former trainer, found her a great grandson of the famous race horse. He was small as a colt, but together they worked with him and watched as "another Man O'War" developed. The explanation of gradual, gentle training, many interesting stories of famous horses, and Anderson's beautiful pictures of Banner growing from a gifted colt to a three year old.

this book has been SOLD

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$18.00

 

21428 Bonny's Big Day. Herriot

Bonny's Big Day.

We just love this one, $5 or not! Bonnie has not worked for 12 years and so she is truly a "Family Pet" when she enters the class at the Darroby Show and wins. NOTE: This book has been SOLD.

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$5.00

 

20816 The Snowbird Calvert

The Snowbird.

A family story of an orphaned niece and an unusual horse set in the Dakota territory in 1883. Note: This book has been sold.

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$15.00

 

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

 

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