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  • LAUGHING IN THE HILLS. by Barich, Bill.
    Barich, Bill.
    LAUGHING IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an account of a season when - at a bleak moment in his life - he dropped out and left home for a season at the racetrack - Golden Gate in Northern California. . Part meditation on life and nature, and part a classic on horse racing and on life at the track and on the people who are drawn to racing, this is a fascinating book. Afterword. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-670419974.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (a hint of sunning to the edges of the boards, some discoloration in the gutters)

    Book ID: 66540
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  • LAUGHING IN THE HILLS. by Barich, Bill.
    Barich, Bill.
    LAUGHING IN THE HILLS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Viking Press, (1980) dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, an account of a season when - at a bleak moment in his life - he dropped out and left home for a season at the racetrack - Golden Gate in Northern California. . Part meditation on life and nature, and part a classic on horse racing and on life at the track and on the people who are drawn to racing, this is a fascinating book. Afterword. 228 pp. ISBN: 0-670419974.

    Condition: Good only in a good dust jacket (spine slant, date on front endpaper, tape repair to upper edge of dj)

    Book ID: 66541
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  • THE LUCK OF LOST CANYON. by Blasingame, C. M. [Clara]
    Blasingame, C. M. [Clara]
    THE LUCK OF LOST CANYON.

    Edition: First edition.

    Denver: Bell Publications, (1954.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Novel based on the author's own experiences raising and racing Quarter Horses in South Dakota and northern California at the Dixie Valley Ranch in the foothills of Mount Lassen.INSCRIBED on the front endpaper by the author. Edited by Marya Tze Caraman. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. vii, 179 pp.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket (Offsetting to the endpapers, light edgewear to the dust jacket.)

    Book ID: 54377
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  • FLYING BLOOD. by Burtis, Thomson (1896-1971)
    Burtis, Thomson (1896-1971)
    FLYING BLOOD.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Fiction League, 1932. Hardcover first edition - Although Burtis is probably best known for his aviation adventure series for young adults featuring Rex Lee, this is a mystery novel set in the world of horse racing. Although this features ex-Army flyer George Groody and his aerial circus, gangsters are trying to prevent the favorite from racing. 287 pp. plus 13 pp. of publisher's ads.

    Condition: Good overall in gray cloth boards - some wear to the covers, a bit of fraying to the top of the spine, slight spine slant, but overall a tight and clean copy. No dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77699
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  • THE BLACK STALLION REVOLTS. by Farley, Walter.
    Farley, Walter.
    THE BLACK STALLION REVOLTS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1953). Hardcover first edition - The sixth book in the Black Stallion series. "Alec Ramsay and his famous horse embark alone on an amazing adventure in the West! " Illustrated by Harold Eldridge. 305 pp. ISBN: 0-394-839145.

    Condition: Near fine in a good dust jacket (price-clipped, some sunning to the spine of the dj, small hole in dj spine).

    Book ID: 70868
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  • THE BLACK STALLION AND SATAN: Black Stallion series #5. by Farley, Walter.
    Farley, Walter.
    THE BLACK STALLION AND SATAN: Black Stallion series #5.

    Edition: 8th printing.

    New York: Random House, (c 1949). Hardcover - The fifth book in this series, illustrated by Milton Menasco. 208 pp. ISBN: 0-394-839145.

    Condition: Good overall in beige cloth - missing front endpaper, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 58249
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  • Francis, Dick
    WILD HORSES.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1994.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse-racing. 319 pp. ISBN: 0-399-139745.

    Condition: Very good in near fine dust jacket. (slight spine slant, staining to top edge of text block.)

    Book ID: 33697
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  • Francis, Dick.
    RISK.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A mystery featuring Roland Britten, an accountant by profession, and amateur steeple-chase jockey. 252 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-16364.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket. (hint of spine slant, some light edgewear to dj, small nick at top of dj spine.)

    Book ID: 38492
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  • RAT RACE. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    RAT RACE.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1970) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel set in the world of horse racing, featuring Matt Shore, a pilot for a racecourse charter plane. 206 pp. Dust jacket design by Jay J. Smith. ISBN: 0-7181-07802.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 74246
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dust jacket. Original price of 1.95 net on dj flap.

    Book ID: 77615
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  • 10 LB PENALTY. by Francis, Dick
    Francis, Dick
    10 LB PENALTY.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Putnam, 1997. First edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing, but also, in this case a coming of age story of a young man whose main ambition is to be an amateur steeplechase jockey, while his father's ambition is to become prime minister. 273 pp.

    Condition: Very good in printed gray wrappers.

    Book ID: 49978
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  • FORFEIT. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    FORFEIT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Harper & Row, (1969.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early horse-racing mystery by Francis, winner of the Edgar award. 247 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (just a hint of sunning to the dj spine and a bit of wear to the ends of the dj, overall a very attractive and tight copy.)

    Book ID: 49470
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  • Francis, Dick
    COMEBACK.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1991) dj. Hardcover first edition - True first edition of this mystery set in the world of horse-racing - in Florida and in England. 277 pp. ISBN: 0-718134680.

    Condition: Very good in a very good dustjacket (slight spine slant, light wear to dj.)

    Book ID: 13766
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dust jacket (small peeled spot on front endpaper, price-clipped, short closed tear to back cover of dj.)

    Book ID: 49585
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  • Francis, Dick.
    DECIDER.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel featuring an architect who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous family feud over the ownership of a racecourse. ISBN: 0-399-138714.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (just a hint of spine slant)

    Book ID: 22654
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  • DEAD CERT. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    DEAD CERT.

    Edition: Limited, signed edition.

    Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press, (2000). SIGNED hardcover first edition - Special collector's edition of this classic mystery set in the world of horse racing, originally published in 1962. SIGNED by the author on a special tipped in page. Also SIGNED by Francis on a laid-in certificate of authenticity Bound in full leather with gilt titling and decorations, all edges gilt, ribbon marker bound in. 217 pp. Silk moire endpapers.

    Condition: Fine (as new)

    Book ID: 65477
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  • Francis, Dick
    10 LB PENALTY.

    Edition: First American edition.

    New York: Putnam, 1997. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing, but also, in this case a coming of age story of a young man whose main ambition is to be an amateur steeplechase jockey, while his father's ambition is to become prime minister. ISBN: 0-399-143025.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 22707
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  • SMOKESCREEN. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    SMOKESCREEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1972.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery set in the world of horse racing and of breeding race horses. Set in South Africa. 220 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-10390.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (bookplate mostly hidden by dj flap, slight spine slant, price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 49068
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  • BREAK IN by Francis, Dick
    Francis, Dick
    BREAK IN

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1985.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set in the world of steeplechase horse racing. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-25975.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket. (usual rather severe toning to the pages. but otherwise a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 49833
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  • PROOF. by Francis, Dick
    Francis, Dick
    PROOF.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1984.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery novel involving a wine importer as well as the world of horse racing. 269 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-24812.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket. (usual rather severe toning to the pages. but otherwise a tight and clean copy.)

    Book ID: 49834
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  • REFLEX. by Francis, Dick
    Francis, Dick
    REFLEX.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1980.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Suspense novel set in the world of steeplechase horse racing, a world which Francis knew well, as a former steeplechase jockey himself. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-7181-19509.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket. (usual rather severe toning to the pages. price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 49835
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  • Francis, Dick.
    DECIDER.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1993) dj. Hardcover first edition - Novel featuring an architect who finds himself embroiled in a dangerous family feud over the ownership of a racecourse. ISBN: 0-399-138714.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 19153
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  • IN THE FRAME. by Francis, Dick.
    Francis, Dick.
    IN THE FRAME.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (1976) dj. Hardcover first edition - His fifteenth thriller set in the world of horse racing, although this novel - which features a man who is a painter of horses - is set in Australia on the periphery of that world. Nevertheless, it still has all the trademark Francis suspense. Double page map. 252 pp. Dust jacket art by Chris Yates. ISBN: 0-06-0113413.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket (slight spine slant, a bit of foxing to top edge of textblock).

    Book ID: 77608
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  • SHATTERED. by Francis, Dick. (1920-2010)
    Francis, Dick. (1920-2010)
    SHATTERED.

    Edition: First printing.

    London: Michael Joseph, (2000) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Mystery combining glass-blowing with the world of racing by this award winning writer. He is, so far, the only mystery novelist to win the Edgar three times, and received the Diamond Dagger lifetime achievement award and the Mystery Writers of America Grand Master award. Not only does he know the world of racing intimately as a former championship jump jockey, he thoroughly researches the other occupations of his protagonists. SIGNED on the title page. 272 pp. ISBN: 0-718144538.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 82001
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  • DEAD HEAT. by Francis, Dick and Felix Francis.
    Francis, Dick and Felix Francis.
    DEAD HEAT.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2007) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between these two authors - a thriller set against the backdrop of Britain's 2000 Guineas Stakes. SIGNED on the title page by Felix Francis. 342 pp. ISBN: 978-0399154768.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 77334
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  • Dick Francis's REFUSAL. by Francis, Felix.
    Francis, Felix.
    Dick Francis's REFUSAL.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: Putnam, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Dick Francis's investigator Sid Halley returns - "Six years ago, investigator Sid Halley retired for good. Hed been harassed, beaten, shot, even lost a hand to his investigating business, and enough was enough. For the sake of his wife and new daughter he gave up that life of danger and uncertainty, and he thought nothing would ever lure him back into the game. He thought wrong." SIGNED on the title page by author Felix Francis. 371 pp. ISBN: 978-0399160813.

    Condition: Very good in a near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 77325
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  • LORD OF MISRULE. by Gordon, Jaimy.
    Gordon, Jaimy.
    LORD OF MISRULE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, (2010) dj. Hardcover - Set in West Virginia, this is a novel about "the ruthless and often violent world" of cheap horse racing where everyone is struggling for an edge - or just to survive. Winner of the National Book Award. 225 pp. ISBN: 978-0929701837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 78712
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  • BLACK GOLD. by Henry, Marguerite; Wesley Dennis, illustrator.
    Henry, Marguerite; Wesley Dennis, illustrator.
    BLACK GOLD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York & Chicago: Rand McNally, (1957.). Hardcover first edition - The story of a young boy in Chichasha, Oklahoma in the early 1900s and of a courageous little stallion and of his heart-breaking last race. Illustrated by Wesley Dennis. Full color illustrated endpapers. Slightly oversized format. 173 pp. plus a final note from the author.

    Condition: Very good in black cloth with gold lettering and illustration (gift inscription, no dust jacket)

    Book ID: 58251
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  • POINT-TO-POINT: A Story of Steeplechasing by Herbert, Ivor.
    Herbert, Ivor.
    POINT-TO-POINT: A Story of Steeplechasing

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chicago: Follett Publishing, (1967) dj. Hardcover first edition - A story for older children by a noted trainer (and rider himself) of steeplechase race horses, with a foreword by champion jockey Fred Winter. This tells the story of two children - Susan and Tim - as they train their filly for steeplechasing so she can be sold. Illustrated with drawings by Peter Biegel 160 pp. Cover art by Shannon Stirnweis.

    Condition: Ex-library but with only a few markings, and overall tight and clean in a very good unmarked dust jacket (price-clipped)

    Book ID: 78659
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  • DEAD HORSES. by Hewitt, Pat.
    Hewitt, Pat.
    DEAD HORSES.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Carroll & Graf, (1998.) dj. Hardcover first edition - First novel, a mystery set in the world of horse racing and breeding, but a woman who herself owns a successful harness racehorse-breeding farm. Includes a 9-page glossary of harness racing terms. 243 pp. ISBN: 0-786705086.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new, but with a remainder line.)

    Book ID: 40927
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