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Training and Gaiting (Vol. One and Two) 1944, by Susanne (Emily Ellen Scharf). Hobson Book Press: Cynthiana, Kentucky, 1944. Edition: Early printing. Hardcover, 8vo, 6 by 8.5 inches, 198 and 205 pages. Title continues: Selected articles from the files of the Breeders Gazetts, Farmers Home Journal, The Show Horse Chronicale and the American Horseman-Sportologue by the outstanding horsemen of past and present years / Compiled by / Susanne / Founder of the Kentucky Horseman (now American Horseman) and its editor since its beginning.
Red cloth with black lettering on covers and spines and red printer's stain on upper page edges. Volume one contains six pages of plates with 16 figures in black and white. Some are photographs and some are line drawings. The figures in the plates are not exactly sequentially numbered, and the position of the plates varies from edition to edition. Plates and figures in this book appear as follows: plate after page 142, figures 1,2 and 3; plate after page 144, figures 4, 5, 6, and 7; plate after page 146, figures 8 and 11; plate after page 148, figure 9; plate after page 150, figures 10 and 12; plate after page 152, figures 13, 14, 15 and 16. $250.00
Now You See Her, Now You Don't: A Shifty Lou Anderson Novel, by Murray, William. Henry Holt: New York, 1994. Edition: First edition stated with full number line.. ISBN: 0805029710. Hardcover, 8vo, 244 pages. Quarter bound in black cloth over red boards; gilt lettering on spine. $20.00
Maps and Man: An Examination of Cartography in Relation to Culture and Civilization, by Thrower, Norman J. W.. Prentice Hall: Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, 1972. Edition: Later printing. ISBN: 0135559537. Trade Paperback, 8vo, 6 by 9 inches, 184 pages. Green wraps with yellow and white printing and picture of a map on the front. Well illustrated with maps of many types. Includes Index and Glossary. $15.00
A Descriptive Bibliography of 1001 Horse Books, by Jones, William E. (Editor). Caballus Publishers: Fort Collins, Colorado, 1973. Edition: Second printing. Softcover, 8vo, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, 103 pages. Pictorial wraps in black and white. $18.00
Heart and Blood: Living with Deer in America, by Nelson, Richard. Alfred A. Knopf: New York, 1997. Edition: First edition stated. ISBN: 0679405224. Hardcover, 389 pages. Quarter bound with dark blue marbled paper on spine, blue paper over boards. One small B&W photograph per chapter. Includes Bibliographic Essay, Literature Cited, and Index. $15.00
Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast: The Evolutionary Origins of Belief, by Wolpert, Lewis. W.W. Norton: New York, 2007. Edition: First American edition stated with full number line. ISBN: 0393064492. Hardcover, 8vo, 5.75 by8.5 inches, 243 pages. Quarter bound in blue over light gray paper-covered boards; gilt lettering on spine. Includes references and index. $15.00
The History of Wisconsin. In Three Parts, Historical, Documentary, and Descriptive. Compiled by Direction of the Legislature of the State. Part I. -- Historical. Vol. I., by Smith, William R. (President of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin). Beriah Brown: Madison, Wis., 1854. Edition: First edition. Hardcover, 8vo, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, 432 pages. Brown cloth with gilt representation of state seal on cover and decorative patterns blind stamped on front and back covers. $30.00
Lectures on the Historical Geography of the United States, 1933, by Barrows, Harlan H.. University of Chicago: Chicago, Illinois, 1970. Edition: Fourth printing. Softcover, 6 by 9 inches, 248, [3 list of research papers] pages. edited by William A. Coelsch. Pictorial wraps. $20.00
The New Rottweiler: Expanded Edition, by Pettengell, Jim. T.F.H. Publications: Jersey City, 1995. Edition: Second Edition. ISBN: 0793800803. Hardcover, 6 X 9.25 inches, 287 pages. Pictorial hardcover. Well illustrated with drawings and B&W and color photographs. Includes bibliography and index. $10.00
The Chinese Shar Pei Today, by Cunliffe, Juliette. Howell Book House: New York, 1995. Edition: Second printing. ISBN: 087605095X. Hardcover, 7.5 by 10.25 inches, 158 pages. Red cloth cover with white lettering on spine. Well illustrated with black and white photographs. Includes selected bibliography. $10.00