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  • A NEW SYSTEM OF HORSE TRAINING OR HORSE EDUCATION as Taught by Professor H. D. Brush, Fingal, Ont. by Brush, Prof. H. D.
    Brush, Prof. H. D.
    A NEW SYSTEM OF HORSE TRAINING OR HORSE EDUCATION as Taught by Professor H. D. Brush, Fingal, Ont.

    Edition: Later printing.

    Toronto: Carswell Co, 1902. Hardcover - As the author explains in the preface "My object in getting up this book was not merely for the dollars I would make out of it, but to place before the people what knowledge and experience I have had with horses. I see every day very much need of a book of this kind.. . . I am sure it will be worth ten times the price charged for it." The cover refers to Brush as 'horse educator and veterinary dentist." and so this includes a whole section on horse's teeth, complete with illustration showing the changes at various ages. Illustrated throughout. Index. 224 pp.

    Condition: Good condition in pebbled dark brown cloth with gilt lettering - long gift inscription on the front endpaper, some wear to the corners, and toning to the pages - gilt on front cover is bright, and binding is sturdy, so overall a rather appealing small volume.

    Book ID: 50030
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  • THE QUOTABLE CAT: A Collection of Quotes, Facts, and Lore for Feline Fanciers. by Crimmins, C. E., editor.
    Crimmins, C. E., editor.
    THE QUOTABLE CAT: A Collection of Quotes, Facts, and Lore for Feline Fanciers.

    Edition: First printing.

    Philadelphia: Running Press, (1992) dj. Hardcover first edition - A literary celebration of the cat with "insights by famous cat owners, from Oscar Wilde to Doris Lessing, as well as information about the fine points of feline communication and the story of a hotel that makes its guests feel at home by providing host cats." Illustrated with drawings and a wraparound dust jacket by John S. Dykes. Index. Small square format. 189 pp. ISBN: 1-561381640.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 70443
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  • Damian, Jacqueline.
    SASHA'S TAIL: Lessons From a Life With Cats.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Norton, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An entertaining and informative blend of cat lore and cat tales, rooted in the author's life with her three cats - the alpha Sasha, Charcoal and Tigger. 192 pp. ISBN: 0-393037312.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 34839
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  • DOGS OF THE CARIBOO AND OTHER STORIES. by Gentry, Mary.
    Gentry, Mary.
    DOGS OF THE CARIBOO AND OTHER STORIES.

    Edition: First printing.

    Tavares, Florida: Lifestyles Press, (1996.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The Dogs of the Cariboo were "an almost wild, mixed breed pack which roamed the streets of Wells, British Columbia, and the mountains roundabout. Their leader, Bruce, was a great, pewter dusted feral dog who, after their proper introduction, became Mary Genry's foremost native companion in a strange land." Other animals whose stories are told in this book include Popcorn, a young Dalmatian who shared a remarkable relationship with a string of racehorses; Gidget, the sea-going cat, swans Mike and Ike, the Williams cow, a sweet little Guernsey and more. 210 pp. ISBN: 1884707270.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 43427
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  • TROPICAL AQUARIUMS. by Harman, Ian.
    Harman, Ian.
    TROPICAL AQUARIUMS.

    Edition: Later printing.

    London: Sidgwick and Jackson, (1951) dj. Hardcover - Includes detailed instructions on how to set up and care for an aquarium. Tipped on color frontispiece. Illustrated with black and white drawings throughout. Index. 168 pp.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (stamp of previous owner)

    Book ID: 71607
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  • LOST AND FOUND: Dogs, Cats, and Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter. by Hess, Elizabeth.
    Hess, Elizabeth.
    LOST AND FOUND: Dogs, Cats, and Everyday Heroes at a Country Animal Shelter.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, (1998) dj. Hardcover first edition - Short stories of people interacting with shelter animals and the author's personal story of events at one animal shelter in upstate New York. Photographic chapter headings. Index, 224 pp. ISBN: 0-15-10033878.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (toning to the pages)

    Book ID: 60713
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  • THE BYERLEY TURK: The Incredible Story of the World's First Thoroughbred. by James, Jeremy.
    James, Jeremy.
    THE BYERLEY TURK: The Incredible Story of the World's First Thoroughbred.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, (2005) dj. Hardcover first edition - Slightly revised from the first edition published in England. Photographs, appendices, endnotes, bibliography. xviii, 347 pp. Map endpapers showing the journey from Istanbul to Ireland between 1678-1803. ISBN: 0-811701557.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 69577
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  • LOVE AT FIRST BARK: How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself. by Klam, Julie.
    Klam, Julie.
    LOVE AT FIRST BARK: How Saving a Dog Can Sometimes Help You Save Yourself.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Riverhead Books, 2011. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The author's third book, which focuses on dog rescue, and its healing power not only for the dogs who are cared for and able to find good homes, but also for the people who bond with these animals. SIGNED on the title page. 173 pp plus a list of rescue groups. ISBN: 978-1594488283.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 52407
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  • FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava. by Kopelman, Jay.
    Kopelman, Jay.
    FROM BAGHDAD TO AMERICA: Life Lessons from a Dog Named Lava.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Skyhorse Publishing. (2008.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Discusses the difficulties Lava has in adjusting to life in the United States after being rescued from Iraq - and in particular PTSD - post-traumatic stress disorder - among vets, and the treatment or (more often) lack of treatment for it. Includes several appendices and a list of resources for vets. Photographs, endnotes, bibliography. 195 pp. ISBN: 1602392641.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 44615
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  • DOG LOST. by Lee, Ingrid.
    Lee, Ingrid.
    DOG LOST.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Chicken House (2008). First edition - The story of the puppy nobody wanted. "After living happily in a warm home with an eleven-year old boy, a pit bull terrier is forced to survive on the streets, where its brave deeds surprise many residents who dislike or fear pit bulls." 197 pp.

    Condition: Fne in illlustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 60748
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  • HORSE FEVER. by Murray, William.
    Murray, William.
    HORSE FEVER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1976.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery novelist William Murray tells of his long obsession with horse racing - including being part owner of a racehorse . Includes stories about the top thoroughbreds and the best jockeys of the time, as well as the lesser players - the grifters and sharpies, bettors and losers. 206 pp. ISBN: 0-396-073360.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a bit of toning to the edges of the dj.)

    Book ID: 51881
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  • DEWEY. by Myron, Vicki with Bret Witter.
    Myron, Vicki with Bret Witter.
    DEWEY.

    Edition: 3rd printing.

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008) dj. Hardcover - The story of a small-town librarian cat who touched the world. In addition to the story of this cat, this is a picture of changes in agriculture in the US as it affects small town rural Iowa. 277 pp. Illustrated endpapers. ISBN: 9780446407410.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 59427
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  • DEWEY. by Myron, Vicki with Bret Witter.
    Myron, Vicki with Bret Witter.
    DEWEY.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Grand Central Publishing, (2008). First edition - The story of a small-town librarian cat who touched the world. In addition to the story of this cat, this is a picture of changes in agriculture in the US as it affects small town rural Iowa. Although this was immediate bestseller, this advance reading copy is surprisingly uncommon. 277 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers with self flaps. A well-produced pre-publication issue.

    Book ID: 59238
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  • THE SOPHISTICATED CAT: A Gathering of Stories, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings About Cats. by Oates, Joyce Carol, and Daniel Halpern, editors.
    Oates, Joyce Carol, and Daniel Halpern, editors.
    THE SOPHISTICATED CAT: A Gathering of Stories, Poems, and Miscellaneous Writings About Cats.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1992.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A far-ranging anthology with contributions in both poetry and prose by Chekhov, Wodehouse, Poe, Emily Dickinson, Swift, Wordsworth, Hemingway, Twain, Runyon, Yeats, Tennyson, Eliot, Herriot, Neruda, Alice Adams, Francine Prose, Ted Hughes, May Swenson, Kipling, Hearn, Lear, Faulkner, Emile Zola, Wordsworth, Jonathan Swift, Ben Franklin, [Italo Calvino, Lewis Caroll, John Updike, Ted Hughes, Ursula K. Le Guin, Angela Carter, Pablo Neruda, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Rainer Maria Rilke, Charles Baudelaire, Thomas Gray, and many others. Prefaces by both Oates and Halpern (Oates also contributes a short story). SIGNED on the title page by Joyce Carol Oates. 396 pp. ISBN: 0-525935223.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 72440
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  • Paulsen, Gary.
    PUPPIES, DOGS AND BLUE NORTHERS: Reflections on Being Raised by a Pack of Sled Dogs.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996. dj. A prize-winning book for older children on the bond that develops between sled dogs and their owners. Paulsen has competed in the Itarod and brings his love of this sport to this very personal book. Illustrated in color by Ruth Wright Paulsen.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dustjacket.

    Book ID: 14880
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  • SHY BOY: The Horse Who Came in from the Wild. by Roberts, Monty. Photographs by Christopher Dydyk.
    Roberts, Monty. Photographs by Christopher Dydyk.
    SHY BOY: The Horse Who Came in from the Wild.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (1999.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "Monty Roberts relives their unique relationship, beginning with his first encounter with the wild horse in the high desert. During a dramatic three-day ride across a hundred miles, Monty Roberts used all his skill to connect with the little mustang he finally befriended." Illustrated with over 100 beautiful full color photographs by Dydyk, including some doublepage spreads. Slightly oversize format, printed on glossy paper throughout. 242 pp. Photographic endpapers. ISBN: 0-060194332.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 42639
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  • THE MAN WHO TALKS TO DOGS: The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs. by Roth, Melinda.
    Roth, Melinda.
    THE MAN WHO TALKS TO DOGS: The Story of Randy Grim and His Fight to Save America's Abandoned Dogs.

    Edition: 1st trade paperback printing.

    New York: St Martin's, (2004.). Illustrated with photographs. These are not cuddly cute puppies, but dogs long abandoned or living on the street since they were born - "dead dogs walking." Includes a new afterword about Quentin, the dog who survived a gas chamber. Works cited. 236 pp. ISBN: 0-312-331045.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57261
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  • THE FUR PERSON. by Sarton, May.
    Sarton, May.
    THE FUR PERSON.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Norton, (1978.). One of Sarton's most popular books, based on her own cat, this is the story of Tom Jones, a foundling. Illustrated by David Canright. ISBN: 0-393-301311.

    Condition: Near fine (prev owner's name.)

    Book ID: 49292
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  • BREED OF GIANTS . by Stranger, Joyce.
    Stranger, Joyce.
    BREED OF GIANTS .

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1967.). Hardcover first edition - The author's second novel, a story of the British Shire Horses set in the Cumberland countryside. Illustrated with black and white drawings by David Rook. xii, 209 pp. ISBN: 0-670-188867.

    Condition: Fine in blue illustrated boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 57876
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  • THE TRIBE OF TIGER : Cats and Their Culture. by Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall,
    Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall,
    THE TRIBE OF TIGER : Cats and Their Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Intrigued by the hunting behavior of her pet cats and those in the neighborhood, particularly since they did not need to hunt in order to survive, Thomas wrote this fascinating study of the cat family, both wild, in captivity and domestic - including a pride of lines, her own pets, and a domesticated puma named Ruby. Focuses especially on how cats communicate with each other and with us. SIGNED on the title page. Illustrated with drawings by Jared Taylor Williams. Bibliography. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-671799657.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (glue remnants on endpaper, mostly under dj flaps).

    Book ID: 70916
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  • THE TRIBE OF TIGER : Cats and Their Culture. by Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall,
    Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall,
    THE TRIBE OF TIGER : Cats and Their Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intrigued by the hunting behavior of her pet cats and those in the neighborhood, particularly since they did not need to hunt in order to survive, Thomas wrote this fascinating study of the cat family, both wild, in captivity and domestic - including a pride of lines, her own pets, and a domesticated puma named Ruby. Focuses especially on how cats communicate with each other and with us. Illustrated with drawings by Jared Taylor Williams. Bibliography. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-671799657.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket (price-clipped, a tight copy which appears unread, but upper edge of a few pages bumped).

    Book ID: 38230
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  • THE TRIBE OF TIGER : Cats and Their Culture. by Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall,
    Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall,
    THE TRIBE OF TIGER : Cats and Their Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Intrigued by the hunting behavior of her pet cats and those in the neighborhood, particularly since they did not need to hunt in order to survive, Thomas wrote this fascinating study of the cat family, both wild, in captivity and domestic - including a pride of lines, her own pets, and a domesticated puma named Ruby. Focuses especially on how cats communicate with each other and with us. Illustrated with drawings by Jared Taylor Williams. Bibliography. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-671799657.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 30816
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  • THIS IS SYLVIA. by Wilson, Sandy.
    Wilson, Sandy.
    THIS IS SYLVIA.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1955.) dj. Hardcover first edition - The "autobiography" of the author's cat, written as a satire of the showbiz world. Wilson is best known as the author of the lyrics and music for 'The Boy Friend.' Illustrated with 54 drawings by the author. 125 pp.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket (tear and associated creasing on front cover, 2 small peeled spots on spine of dj.)

    Book ID: 51021
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  • Winn, Steven.
    COME BACK COMO: Winning The Heart Of A Reluctant Dog.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Harper Collins, (2009.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The story of a San Francisco family who adopt a terrier mutt from the local animal shelter, only to discover that the dog hated men - including the author. SIGNED on the title page. 273 pp. ISBN: 9780061802591.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 45385
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