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America's Last Wild Horses, by Ryden, Hope. E.P. Dutton: New York, 1970. Edition: First Edition stated. ISBN: 0525054774. Hardcover, 311 pages. Quarter bound in brown cloth over orange, paper-covered boards; gilt lettering on spine. Pictorial end papers showing a herd of wild horses running. Illustrated with over 50 black and white photographs, drawings and maps. Includes Notes and Sources for each chapter, and an Index. $25.00
Meisen Breeding Manual, by Meisenzahl, Hilda. Denlinger's: Fairfax, Virginia, 1975. Edition: No edition stated. ISBN: 0877140170. Hardcover, 8vo, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, 128 pages. Edited by William W. Denlinger and R. Annabel Rathman. Cloth, darker blue on top, lighter blue on bottom of front cover with white and black lettering on cover and white lettering on spine. Back cover shows a ventral view of puppy positioning after 30 days of gestation. Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings. $50.00
Colt Breaking and Training [TRICK RIDING, ROPING, GAITING], by Crotty, Dan. Advertiser Printing Office: Adelaide, 1951. Edition: Assumed first addition (no additional printings). Hardcover, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, 87 pages. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering on cover. Illustrated with black and white drawings and photographs, including eight plates of photographs tipped in. Title page features a lovely double head study by Trevor Clair. $60.00
The History of the Knights of Columbus in Wisconsin, by Various. Castle-Pierce Printing company: Oshkosh, 1952. Edition: First edition. Hardcover, 8 by 11 inches, 734 pages. title continues: from their beginnings in the year 1900 Golden Anniversary of the Wisconsin State council in 1952. Half title page reads: Fifty Golden Years. Cover reads: 50 Golden years Knights of Columbus 1902-1952. Black cloth with gilt decorations. Title of raised letters placed within a raised outline map of the state of Wisconsin. Also decorating the cover are raised gilt representations of the Knights of Colubmus emblem and the 4th degree insignia. Illustrated with numerous black and white photographs of important leaders and members. $55.00
The Complete Poodle Clipping and Grooming Book, by Kalstone, Shirlee. Howell Book House: New York, 1987. Edition: Second Edition, Fourth Printing. ISBN: 0876052677. Hardcover, 4to, 8.75 by 11.25 inches, 160 pages. Pictorial boards, well illustrated with 160 photographs (by Larry Kalstone) and 386 detailed drawings (by Marty Wolfson). $16.00
Reproduction in the Dog, by Harrop, A.E.. Bailliere, Tindall & Cox: London, 1960. Edition: 1960. Hardcover, 8vo, 204 pages. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with numerous plates of black and white photographs, including a fold-out section showing a boxer giving birth. Also includes some line drawings and charts. Contribution authors include: R.F.S. Creed, MA; K.M. Dyce, BSc, MRCVS, DVMS; G.C. Knight, FRCVS; J.S.J. Lauder, MRCVS; and D.M. Walker, PhD, MSc. $15.00
The Role of the Horse in Man's Culture, by Barclay, Harold B.. J.A. Allen & Co.: London, 1980. Edition: No edition stated. ISBN: 0851313299. Hardcover, 6.25 by 9.5 inches, 398 pages. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Illustrated with line drawings. Includes bibliography and index. $75.00
The Horse [Agricultural Science series], by Evans, J. Warren, Anthony Borton, Harold E. Hintz and L. Dale Van Vleck. W.H. Freeman and Company: San Francisco, 1977. Edition: First edition with full number line. ISBN: 0716704919. Hardcover, 7 by 9.25 inches, 766 pages. Blue cloth with silver lettering on cover and spine; well illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. Full color fold-out of horse colors present in pocket affixed to inside back cover, as issued. Includes index and extensive references for each chapter.
In addition to the four principle authors, other contributors to the book are: Jay R. Georgi (Cornell University), Robert Jordan (University of Minnesota), John E. Lowe (Cornell University), Gary D. Potter (Texas A&M University), and B.F. Yeats (Texas A&M University). $25.00
The Anatomy of An Horse: A Faithful Reproduction of the 1683 Edition With Commentary by David W. Ramey, D.V.M., by Snape, Andrew. Howell Book House: New York, 1997. Edition: First thus. A facsimile reprint with additional material. ISBN: 0876056079. Hardcover, 8.75 by 11.25 inches, x,373 pages. Red cloth with gilt lettering on spine; cover blindstamped with figure of tassled cord; decorative end papers. Illustrated with black and white reproductions of the original forty-nine copper plates. In addition to the facsimile of the complete original work, this modern edition includes an Introduction and Commentary by David W. Ramey, DVM, plus a bibliography and acknowledgments. $20.00
American Watermarks 1690-1835, by Gravell, Thomas L., George Miller and Elizabeth Walsh. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, Delaware, 2002. Edition: Second Edition. ISBN: 1584560681. Hardcover, 4to; 9 by 11.25 inches, 363 pages. Foreword by Keith Asbour. Blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine. Well illustrated with black and white photographs. $35.00