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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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  • LORD OF MISRULE. by Gordon, Jaimy.
    Gordon, Jaimy.
    LORD OF MISRULE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Kingston, NY: McPherson & Company, (2010). SIGNED hardcover first edition - 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. SIGNED by Gordon on the title page. 225 pp. ISBN: 978-0929701837.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (appears unread.) First state dust jacket without the sticker.

    Book ID: 71369
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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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  • 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.)

    Book ID: 44238
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  • DARK HORSE. by Hoag, Tami.
    Hoag, Tami.
    DARK HORSE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bantam, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Thriller set in Florida: "the story of an ex-cop, a missing girl, and a killer locked in a race where there can be only one winner - and the losers die trying. . . The wealthy world of the Palm Beach horse set seems a long way from a cop's world in the narcotics division. A lifetime ago, undercover sheriff's detective Elena Estes worked the mean streets and BackTop alleys, living by her wits and playing the long odds until she took one risk too many. Now Estes lives on the ragged edge of lost hope and self-hatred, hiding from the past and believing she doesn't deserve to have a future." SIGNED on the title page. 435 pp. ISBN: 0-553801929.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 73293
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  • A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur. by [Jackson, Jess] Humes, Edward .
    [Jackson, Jess] Humes, Edward .
    A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Public Affairs, (2013) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The authorized biography of Jess Stonestreet Jackson, the founder of Kendall-Jackson, a man who became a billionaire as he changed the course of California's wine growing, and who reinvented himself again as an owner of race horses. SIGNED on the half title page by Edward Humes, Index. 324 pp. ISBN: 9781610392853.

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

    Book ID: 58176
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  • A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur. by [Jackson, Jess] Humes, Edward .
    [Jackson, Jess] Humes, Edward .
    A MAN AND HIS MOUNTAIN: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Public Affairs, (2013). SIGNED first edition - The authorized biography of Jess Stonestreet Jackson, the founder of Kendall-Jackson, a man who became a billionaire as he changed the course of California's wine growing, and who reinvented himself again as an owner of race horses. SIGNED on the title page. 306 pp. ISBN: 9781610392853.

    Condition: Very near fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 58177
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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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  • ONE FOR THE MONEY. by Lambert, Janet.
    Lambert, Janet.
    ONE FOR THE MONEY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, 1946. dj. Hardcover first edition - Candy Kane is back again, in California, and Barton is on his way home from the war in the Pacific. He finds Candy absorbed with a horse, 'Mister Smith,' who has a promising race career. The owner cannot afford to have the horse trained, so Candy takes it on - and even gets him entered at Santa Anita. 188 pp.

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (previous owner's name dated 1946, some sunning and fading and overall edgewear to the dj).

    Book ID: 76254
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  • Murray, William.
    I'M GETTING KILLED RIGHT HERE.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Doubleday, 1991. dj. Hardcover first edition - Mystery featuring Shifty Lou Anderson and the world of horse racing and betting. 248 pp. ISBN: 0-385-421176.

    Condition: Near fine in very good dust jacket. ( price-clipped.)

    Book ID: 36757
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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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  • STALKING HORSE. by Shoemaker, Bill
    Shoemaker, Bill
    STALKING HORSE.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    New York: Fawcett Columbine, (1994.) dj. Hardcover - First novel, set in the world of racing he knows so well, by this record-breaking jockey. Ghost written by Dick Lochte. 311 pp. ISBN: 0-449-905950.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 32596
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  • THE SHOE: Willie Shoemaker's Illustrated Book of Racing (plus 1975 Sports Guide with Shoemaker cover.) by Shoemaker, Willie and Dan Smith.
    Shoemaker, Willie and Dan Smith.
    THE SHOE: Willie Shoemaker's Illustrated Book of Racing (plus 1975 Sports Guide with Shoemaker cover.)

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Rand McNally, (1976.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Large format book, illustrated throughout with both full-color and black and white photographs. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper "Here's to bigger Exactas, Vivian" and SIGNED Willie Shoemaker. Includes lists of races won by Shoemaker, index. 208 pp. This is accompanied by a copy of the Southern California Sports Guide, volume 1 number 4, November-December 1975 with Shoemaker on the cover, and containing an exclusive interview with Willie Shoemaker. 68 pp. ISBN: 0-528-818457.

    Condition: Fine in a very near fine dust jacket (small nick at the bottom of the rear cover.) The Sports Guide is fine in illustrated stapled wrappers. Price is for both items.

    Book ID: 49688
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  • HORSE HEAVEN. by Smiley, Jane.
    Smiley, Jane.
    HORSE HEAVEN.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An exuberant novel about women, horses and horse racing, by this Pulitzer prize winning author - who is herself a lover of horses, and racing. SIGNED on the title page. 561 pp. ISBN: 0-378-40600x.

    Condition: Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. (inscription inside front endpaper, a bit of sunning to the spine of the dj.)

    Book ID: 44197
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