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WAR HORSE
Written by Michael Morpurgo. Illustrated by Alan Marks.
Stock no. 1820226
Published by Folio Society. 1st thus 2016. Nearly fine condition.

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Dramatic blue, red and black pictorial cloth. Colour plates. A fine copy contained in publisher's matching dramatic slipcase which is a little scuffed.

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BLACK BEAUTY
Written by Anna Sewell. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1319375
Published by Jarrolds. Circa 1930. Almost very good condition.

18 colour plates, specially drawn for this edition. Dark green cloth. Gilt titles to spine. Elaborate gilt decoration to front cover. 291 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Covers are slightly bowed and damp stained. New front free-endpaper. Foxing to contents.

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BLACK HUNTING WHIP
Written by Monica Edwards. Illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam.
Stock no. 1319346
Published by Collins. 1st 1950. Almost very good condition in a fair dustwrapper.

Mrs Thornton acquires an old house in which Dion finds a diary of a boy telling the story of the Black Hunting Whip. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. 256 pages. Spine and corners bumped. Some fading and foxing to covers. Book leans to one side. Foxing to endpapers and textblock. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn and chipped with loss at spine and corner, foxing to verso of wrapper.

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JERRY THE STORY OF AN EXMOOR PONY
Written by Eleanor Helme; Nance Paul. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1819642
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1930. Almost very good condition.

Red cloth. Black title to spine. B/w drawings. Two-tone frontispiece. Map to endpapers. Second Impression. Spine faded, covers lightly marked. Foxing to endpapers and a little to text block. First and last hinge cracked. Name in ink to top edge of first blank pate. Hinges pulled but binding tight. A few light marks to contents.

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THREE JAYS GO TO TOWN
Written by Pat Smythe. Illustrated by J.E. McConnell.
Stock no. 2131622
Published by Cassell. 1st 1959. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The Three Jays qualify to compete in the Championship at the Horse of the Year Show. They stay in London where they meet up with Jacky's cousin Darcy. But the trouble started when Darcy took Jimmy to watch him test a new plane just before they should be competing in the Finals. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and wrapper, which also has some nicks.

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THREE JAYS LEND A HAND
Written by Pat Smythe. Illustrated by Keith Money.
Stock no. 2131621
Published by Cassell. 1st 1961. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

The seventh adventure of the Three Jays. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. Bumps to top and tail of spine. Foxing to outer page edges and wrapper, which is also edge-creased with nicks to corners.

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WAR HORSE
Written by Michael Morpurgo.
Stock no. 1817513
Published by Egmont. 1st thus 2012. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

In the deadly chaos of the First World War, one horse witnesses the reality of battle from both sides of the trenches. Bombarded by artillery, with bullets knocking riders from his back, Joey tells a powerful story of the truest of friendships in the worst of wars. Black boards, gilt title to spine. ISBN: 9781405264716.

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LITTLE MAGIC HORSE
Written by Peter Ershoff; Tatiana Balkoff Drowne. Illustrated by Vera Bock.
Stock no. 2130166
Published by The Macmillan Company. 1st thus 1942. Good condition in a good dustwrapper.

A Russian tale translated by Drowne. Blue cloth, black title to spine. Pink and white pictorial endpapers. Colour illustrations. SIGNED by translator, with dedications on half-title and title page. Damp marks and spotting to covers. Numbers in ink to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is torn with uneven fading; some loss.

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THE WHITE GALLOPER
Written by Phyllis Hallett. Illustrated by Phyllis Hallett.
Stock no. 2127483
Published by Dennis Dobson. 1st 1971. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A girl passes the antique dealer's window on the way home from school in Greenwich and is overwhelmed by a large white horse rearing out at her in the evening gloom. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0234775351. Some fading to cover edges. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. Wrapper is edge-creased with some tears and chips, but minimal loss.

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ESCAPE TO THE DOWNS
Written by Hester Knight. Illustrated by Raoul Millais.
Stock no. 2127238
Published by Faber & Faber. 1st 1960. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Green cloth with white title to spine. B/w illustrations. Foxing and browning to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing and some foxing.

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THE RACEHORSE WHO DISAPPEARED
Written by Clare Balding. Illustrated by Tony Ross.
Stock no. 2126308
Published by Puffin Books. 1st 2017. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Where do you hide a stolen horse? B/w illustrations. ISBN: 9780141374468. SIGNED by author to half-title page. Pale damp mark along bottom edge of rear cover. Contents are excellent. Wrapper is edge-creased with damp marking to bottom edge of rear panel.

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JACK JOUETT'S RIDE
Written by Gail E. Haley. Illustrated by Gail E. Haley.
Stock no. 1317402
Published by The Bodley Head. 1st UK 1974. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Oblong format. Pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. Originally published in the USA - this is UK edition. One man riding against many mounted soldiers.... ISBN: 0370020383. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Contents clean. Dustwrapper is lightly browned with some very slight wear to top edges and price scribble over with red biro.

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