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The introduction summarises the historical background and technical development. Individual chapters cover public transport - coaches, omnibuses, charabancs and hackney carriages; private coachman and owner driven carriages;gigs and carts; heavy draught goods vehicles; and van draught tradesmen's carts. B/w photos and superb line drawings by the author. Oblong format. ISBN: 0715376829. Second impression. Pictorial dustwrapper is unevenly faded and scuffed, a few grubby marks. Musty odour present.
Some of Aldin's best work went into this, one of his favourite books. Two volumes. Red cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 12 colour plates in each volume plus numerous text illustrations. Top edges gilt. Both volumes dampstained, a little marked, and faded to spine. Corners bumped. Tissue-guard between frontis and title page missing to volume II. Hinges pulled. Minor foxing to text block. A few grubby marks and minor foxing to contents. All plates present.
Brown boards, with pictorial onlay to front cover. 6.75 x 5.25". B/w text illustrations and 3 tipped-in colour plates. 31 pages. Browning to endpapers. Neat inscription in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing to text block. A few scattered foxspots to contents. All plates present.
Second, revised edition. Getting in the saddle of the horse! Red cloth boards, gilt titles. 26 b/w plates. Spine heavily faded but gilt still bright. Endpapers browned and a few foxspots to contents.
THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF SHOW JUMPING & EVENTING
Written by Vivien Batchelor. Illustrated by Christine Bousfield.
Stock no. 1318137
Published by Frederick Warne & Co Ltd.. 1st 1976. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Observer book no. 60. With 44 line drawings and 27 b/w photos. Photos by Leslie Lane. ISBN: 0723215510. Spine bumped. A6 written in purple felt-tip in small circle to front pastedown. Slight wrinkling to front free-endpaper. Price-cut wrapper is slightly edge worn and browned.
Black cloth, gilt titles and horsehead vignette to front. 4 tipped-in colour plates. A horse-racing poem. Spine and corners slightly bumped and rubbed. Browning to endpapers, light foxing to contents. Dustwrapper is edge worn with some slight chipping with loss and a grubby mark with some slight surface paper damage to author's name on front panel.
Large format. Some famous Yorkshire packs including the Bamham Moor, the York and Ainsty, Lord Middleton's Hunt, the Sinnington, the Bilsdale & the Farndale, with 24 illustrations in colour and 68 in b/w. Red cloth, gilt title to spine. 312pp includes index. Covers are unevenly faded with splash marks. Bumping to corners. Colour frontis is creased. Foxing to endpapers, outer page edges and to page margins. Plate opposite page 226 also has large corner crease. Plate opposite page 272 has stained margin - where it appears to have got damp and the colour front to cover has run.
Brown leather spine and corners; black title label with gilt title to spine. Red cloth covers. Hand coloured plates and b/w illustrations. Heavy wear with some chips and a little loss to spine and corners. Scuffing and grubby marks to covers. Front joint is almost entirely broken. Inscription in ink to prelims. Foxing throughout.
STABLE TALK AND TABLE TALK: OR, SPECTACLES FOR YOUNG SPORTSMEN (VOLS 1 & 2)
Written by Harry Hieover.
Stock no. 1817634
Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. 2nd 1846. Very good condition.
Two volumes bound in one. Brown leather spine & corners, 5 raised bands to spine and gilt title with horse vignettes. Marbled paper sides and endpapers. B/w frontispiece. Red ribbon page marker. Top edge gilt. A nice, tight binding. Board edges lightly rubbed. Red ribbon page marker is detached but present.
Red cloth covers with gilt vignette to front and title to spine. Colour plates and b/w text illustrations throughout. 363 pages. Spine is grubby and faded. Bumping to corners. Spotting/marks to covers. Foxing.
Brown boards, with pictorial onlay to front cover. 6.75 x 5.25". B/w text illustrations and 3 tipped-in colour plates. 31 pages. Chipping to paper on spine, with loss. Corners are bumped. Some marks to covers. Small amount of ink to front endpaper. Foxing throughout. All plates present.
From the Ottoman Hills to Offa's Dyke on horseback. B/w photos. Originally published in 1989. ISBN: 9781910723005. Light bumping along cover edges. Contents are excellent. Wrapper is edge-creased with couple of nicks to corners.