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FRANCIS,DICK**: Smokescreen.[Author SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.PAN BOOKS LTD.,1974.. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.. Paperback/wraps.. VG./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. 0330239171. Author SIGNED copy. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.VG.[Published by Michael Joseph (UK)1972, in hardback, then PAN (UK) 1974, in p/back.] Owner name to top edge half-title page, author's neat, blue ink signature - without dedication - to title-page.Bright, clean colour illustrated wraps and black lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges slightly aged/tanned - as usual/normal - contents bright, tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.12mo wraps,7-192pp [paginated] includes 17 chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title, SIGNED title-page and dedication. Horse-racing thriller set in South Africa, with a vivid and sinister conclusion in the Kruger National Park. By now, and after his following novel (Slay-Ride) Francis was well enough established, to be able to retire from journalism and the Sunday Express. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377610) £22.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: FLYING FINISH.[Author SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.PAN BOOKS LTD.,nd.. UK,12mo wraps,p/back 32nd imp.. Paperback/wraps.. VG++./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. 0330021117. Author SIGNED copy. UK,12mo wraps, p/back 32nd imp edn.VG++.[Originally published by Michael Joseph (UK)1966, in hardback, then PAN (UK) 1968 and now in 32nd imp.] No owner inscrptn, but author's neat, blue ink signature - without dedication - to title-page.Bright, clean, colour photographic illustrated upper wrap by Colin Thomas (different illus from earlier p/back edns - broken goggles and gilt+black lettering), with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present - and reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges heavily tanned/aged - as usual/normal; contents bright, tight and clean with inevitable page-edge tanning - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.12mo, 5-222pp [paginated] includes 18 chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title, SIGNED title-page, and no publisher's advert to rear (present in p/b 1st and earlier p/back reprints - see rja3773/10).A very nice later issue paperback edition/copy of an uncommon and sought after early Dick Francis title and novel.Even with an increased initial print run, still a difficult title to find in hardback 1st edn.Uncommon in it's first and second paperback appearance. Story revolving around the intenational transport of racehorses and breeding stock, drawing on Dick Francis's R.A.F, experiences and his wife Mary's, after she took flying lessons, eventually gaining her pilot's licence, buying her own 'plane, a Piper Cherokee, and both of them flying on a horse transporter to Italy. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377510) £15.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: FLYING FINISH.
LONDON.PAN BOOKS LTD.,1971.. UK,12mo wraps,p/back 2nd print edn.. Paperback/wraps.. VG+./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. 0330021117. UK,12mo wraps, p/back 2nd print edn.VG+.[Originally published by Michael Joseph (UK)1966, in hardback, then PAN (UK) 1968 and now in 2nd printing.] Initials J2 to top ege of title-page - no other notation or inscrptn.Bright, clean, colour photographic illustrated upper wrap (different illus from earlier p/back 1st edn), with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Book has a very slight lean and reading creases to it's spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges heavily tanned/aged - as usual/ normal; contents bright, tight and clean with inevitable page-edge tanning - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.12mo, 5-222pp [paginated] includes 18 chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title+ title-page, and 1pp publisher's advert to rear (completely different advert from the p/back 1st edn - see rja3773/10).A very nice paperback 2nd edition/copy of an uncommon and sought after early Dick Francis title and novel. Even with an increased initial print run, still a difficult title to find in hardback 1st edn.Uncommon in it's first and second paperback appearance. Story revolving around the intenational transport of racehorses and breeding stock, drawing on Dick Francis's R.A.F, experiences and his wife Mary's, after she took flying lessons, eventually gaining her pilot's licence, buying her own 'plane, a Piper Cherokee, and both of them flying on a horse transporter to Italy. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377410) £7.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: FLYING FINISH.[Athor SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.PAN BOOKS LTD.,1968.. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.. Paperback/wraps.. Near VG./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. 0330021117. Author SIGNED copy. UK,12mo wraps, author SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.Near VG.[Published by Michael Joseph (UK).1966, in hardback.] No owner inscrptn, but author'd neat, blue ink signature - without dedication to title-page.Bright, fairly clean, colour photographic illustrated upper wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Book has a slight lean and apparently no reading creases to it's spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges heavily tanned/aged - as usual/normal; contents bright, tight and clean with inevitable page-edge tanning - no major dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.12mo, 5-222pp [paginated] includes 18 chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title page, SIGNED title-page, and 1pp publisher's advert to rear.For copyright reasons (then 1968) this edition was not for sale in the USA.A very nice paperback first edition/copy of an uncommon and sought after early Dick Francis title and novel.Even with an increased initial print run, still a difficult title to find in hardback 1st edn.Uncommon in it's first paperback appearance - particularly SIGNED. Story revolving around the intenational transport of racehorses and breeding stock, drawing on Dick Francis's R.A.F, experiences and his wife Mary's, after she took flying lessons, eventually gaining her pilot's licence, buying her own 'plane, a Piper Cherokee, and both of them flying on a horse transporter to Italy. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377310) £25.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: The Sport of Queens:A Champion Jockey's Personal Story.
LONDON.PAN BOOKS LTD.,1974.. Illustrated by illus with b/w contemporary photographs.. UK,12 mo wraps,p/back 1st thus.. Paperback/wraps.. NFINE./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. 0330242253. Autobiography. UK,12 mo wraps,p/back 1st thus.NFINE.[Originally published by Michael Joseph (UK), 1957 in hardback.This edn is the first p/back appearance, and the first p/back revised edn and simultaneous 2nd revised edn.There were several subsequent revised edns - 4 in hardback - 1968, 1974, 1982, and 1988 respectively, and the last being another PAN p/back revised edn with a revised Chapter 13 and a postscript, in 1995.] No owner inscrptn.Bright, crisp, clean, colour pictorial illustrated upper wrap and blue+black lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge heavily aged/tanned, fore-edge less so and therefore brighter; contents bright, tight and clean with no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - a reading crease to spine/ backstrip from book being partially read.12mo wraps, 14-220pp [paginated] includes 13 chapters, 8pp of contemporary b/w subject/ author photographs, in one block between pp112/13, an index, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication, acknowledgements, contents+illustrations lists/tables, and 4pp publisher's adverts to rear. Dick Francis, one of the outstanding thriller writers in this country and winner of the American Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Award, tells the fascinating story of his career as champion steeplechaser and as jockey for the Queen Mother. Written with verve, humour and unassumed modesty, his autobiography provides vivid insights into the owners, trainers, jockeys and horses that make up the thrilling 'sport of queens.' Following his retirement as a jockey, he became a respected racing journalist and pundit at The Sunday Express and penned this bestselling memoir of his days in the saddle.Author's first book, his autobiography, which he has subsequently, and frequently revised.Hardback 1sts are difficult to come by and expensive.This paperback 1st edn thus, is also an uncommon edn. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377010) £20.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: DEAD CERT.
LONDON.PENGUIN (C2138),1964.. UK,12mo wraps,p/back1st edn.. Paperback/wraps.. VG+./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. No ISBN. UK,12mo wraps,p/back1st edn.VG+.[First published Michael Joseph (UK).1962, in hardback.] Owner's blue ink name to top corner of ffe.Slightly grubbed green+black illustrated upper wrap by Sheila Perry and b/w lettering, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners and miniscule rubbing to edges.A half-inch closed split/tear to foot of upper wrap's spine/backstrip edge. Book has a slight lean and inevitable reading creases to spine/backstrip.Top+fore-edges aged/ tanned - as usual/normal; contents bright, tight and clean with page-edge tanning - no major dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.12mo wraps, 5-237pp [paginated] includes 19 chapters, plus [unpaginated] title-page and 2pp publisher's advert to rear. An acceptable paperback first edition/copy of a rare and much sought after Dick Francis title and early novel.The author's first novel, looked upon as a modern horse-racing classic.Highly sought after and an elusive 1st edn in hardback - only 2,500 copies, also uncommon in it's first paperback appearance. Eyes and field-glasses are on the first horses and the last fence.But it's misty;they look blurred, like ghost-riders.No one can see the fine wire stretched right above the fence - not even the leading jockey.So the dead cert's down.And the jockey's dead. Alan York, the second jockey over, is suspicious.And the nobblers know it.'Mind your own business,' they say, 'or the same will happen to you.' But he doesn't.And it does.Nearly.The only way York can hope to identify the killers is to act natural but keep probing - but when there's more at stake than money and the odds are against you, acting natural doesn't come too easily. Dick Francis, a former Champion Jockey, tells a tensely exciting story with a clever plot, and gives, at the same time, a vivid picture of the dangers and rivalries of the racecourse. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja376910) £22.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: FOR KICKS.[Author SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.PAN (X596),1967.. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.. Paperback/wraps.. VG++./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. No ISBN. Author SIGNED copy. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.VG++.[First published Michael Joseph (UK).1965,in hardback.] No owner inscrptn, but author's neat, black inksignature - without dedication - to title-page.Bright, clean, colour photographic illustrated upper wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners.Book has a slight lean and inevitable reading creases to spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges heavily tanned/aged - as usual/normal; contents bright, tight and clean with page-edge tanning - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners.A half inch horizontal tear, centrally, to vertical edge of pp225/6, similarly a small nick with creasing, also, to first page of adverts - text unaffected.12mo wraps, 5-235pp [paginated] includes 19 chapters plus [unpaginated] half-title, SIGNED title-page, 4pp publisher adverts to rear. Highly sought after and an elusive 1st edn in hardback - only 2,500 copies, even more uncommon in it's first paperback appearance, particularly SIGNED. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight and value of this item, for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377210) £45.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: NERVE.
LONDON.PENGUIN,1967.. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.. Paperback/wraps.. VG++./No dw/dj,as issued,card wraps.. 12mo. UK,12mo wraps,SIGNED,p/back 1st edn.VG++.[First published Michael Joseph (UK).1964,in hardback.] No owner inscrptn, and surprisingly, no reading creases to spine/backstrip.Bright, clean, green+blue illustraetd upper wrap with white lettering, with miniscule, negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners and miniscule rubbing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top edge slightly aged/tanned - as usual/ normal - fore-edge though, brighter; contents bright, tight and clean - no dog-ear creases to any pages' corners - an unread copy? 12mo wraps, 5-223pp [paginated] includes 17 chapters, plus [unpaginated] author's potted biography, and title-page. Former Champion Jockey Dick Francis evokes the atmosphere of a racing stable poisoned by the stench of corruption. It looked like the finish for Rob Finn.A brief spell of brilliance, then last for race after race.Had his nerve really gone? Was it dope? Or was the reason so twisted it didn't even bear thinking about? For copyright reasons (then 1967) this edition was not for sale in the USA.A very nice paperback first edition/copy of a rare and much sought after Dick Francis title and early novel.The author's second novel, looked upon as a modern horse-racing classic.Highly sought after and an elusive 1st edn in hardback - only 2,500 copies, even more uncommon in it's first paperback appearance. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk, because of the lighter weight and value of this item for correct shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja377110) £40.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: Whip Hand.
LONDON.MICHAEL JOSEPH,1979.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. NFINE./VG+.. 8vo. 0718118456. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.NFINE/VG+.No owner inscrptn, diagonal clip to bottom, front, inner flap where price was(?).Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour photographic illustrated upper wrap, author's b/w portrait photographic rear wrap.Negligible shelf-wear to edges and corners, but some bumping with reciprocal creasing to both head+foot of spine/backstrip and some creasing to bottom edge of front wrap with an approx 1.5" vertical, closed tear just beside front flap's inner fold.Top edge lightly aged and dust-soiled with sporadic spotting; fore-edge though lightly aged, brighter and cleaner with no spotting; contents bright, tight and clean Sharp-cornered, bright, clean, publisher's otiginal black cloth bds with bright, crisp, stamped silver gilt lettrs to spine/backstrip and near immaculate plain white eps.8vo, 7-252pp [paginated] includes prologue and 20 chapters, plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages, dedication and 2pp blanks at rear. Ex jockey Sid Hadlley from 'Odds Against' is back in explosive action; working as before as a private investigator in the racing world. Sid is a victim of his own success - overworked and stretched to do all the jobs he is offered, even with the help of his Black Belt friend Chico Barnes. Villains, too, have learned to beware of him. The word has gone round - and Sid finds himself hunting an enemy who believes the best defense is brutal attack. Book an EDGAR and GOLD DAGGER Award Winner.Marking the first time Dick Francis has returned to a previous character - Sid Halley, from 'ODDS AGAINST'. The dw/dj's colour photograph features Mike Gwilym, star of Yorkshire Television's televised 'THE RACING GAME' screened in the autumn of 1979. (Book ref. rja376710) £22.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: KNOCK DOWN.
LONDON.MICHAEL JOSEPH,1974.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./NFINE.. 8vo. 0718131452. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/NFINE.Previous, donor, girt inscrptn to ffe, and price-clip to dw/dj. Bright, crisp, clean colour photogrphic illustrated upper wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - no major nicks or tears present.Light, writing impression/indentation to upper wrap - book obviously used as a rest, letter-writing. Please contact rpaxtonden@blueyonder.co.uk,because of the value of this item,for correct,insured shipping/P+p quotes - particularly ALL overseas buyers - BEFORE ordering through the order page! (Book ref. rja362810) £60.00
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STRANGER,JOYCE** ZARA - A NOVEL.
LONDON.HARVILL PRESS,1970.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. VG+./VG+.. 8vo. 0002719509. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.VG+/VG+.Neat ink, gift presentation inscrptn to top edge/corner of ffe, and price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, generally clean, glossy laminated, colour pictorial artwork by Barbosa illustrated upper wrap, b/w publisher's advert to rear wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and creasing to edges and corners - a tiny, tiny closed tear to top, rear edge and one to upper bd's right-hand lower corner - else VG+.Top edge slightly dust-soiled and therefore slightly aged/tanned, sporadically spotted/foxed; fore-edges less and lightly spotted/foxed, so cleaner and brighter, contents bright tight and clean except for some near imperceptible, light, sporadic spotting/foxing throughout - nothing oppressive or pervasive though.Bright, clean, publisher's original black+green speckled cloth bds with crisp, bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and generally clean, plain white eps.Slim 8vo, 7-192pp [paginated] includes 16 chapters plus [unpaginated] half-title+title pages and dedication. There had never been such a mare as Zara, thought Richard Proud who coveted her.He could not afford her, but he bought her nevertheless, to breed him winners on the racecourse, foals that would restore the fortune of his Yorkshire stud, where he bred and trained racehorses. Nothing was going to stop him racing her:personal crises, caused by his reckless wife; a snowstorm which isolated the stud only a few days before the race that was to prove her paces; the accident to her jockey only the day before the race was run. The race itself was the crux of his career and its ending changed Zara's future too.The story of the Proud Stud shows the utter dedication of those who rear and tend the aristocratic beauties that strive for victory on racecourses all over the world. (Book ref. rja30828) £10.00
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PITMAN,JENNY**: On the Edge.
LONDON.MACMILLAN,2002.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0333908074. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, no price-clip to dw/dj.Colour photographic dw/dj with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present - no bumping to corners, some miniscule bumping with reciprocal creasing, to head of spine/ backstrip.Top+fore-edges bright and clean, contents bright, tight and near pristine.Unblemished, black, paper-covered bds with bright, stamped silver gilt letters to spine/backstrip, and immaculate, plain royal blue eps.8vo, 1-422pp.Author's debut novel, set in the world of horse training and racing, dealing up her experience in a heart-stopping tale of one woman's struggle to become a professional racehorse trainer. (Book ref. rja22626) £12.99
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FRANCOMBE,JOHN & MACGREGOR,JAMES**: DECLARED DEAD.[co-author SIGNED copy.]
LONDON.HEADLINE,1988.. UK,8vo HB+dw/dj,co-author SIGNED,1st.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0747200874. Signed by Co-Author. UK, 8vo HB+dw/dj, co-author SIGNED, 1st edn.FINE/FINE.No owner inscrptn, but black ink signature: 'Best wishes, J Francombe', towards foot of title-page, no price-clip to dw/dj.Glossy, laminated, colour photographic upper wrap [bronze of jockey on racing horse statue], author's colour portrait photograph to rear wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges - no nicks or tears present.Top+fore-edges lightly aged/tanned - as book is prone to - contents bright, tight and clean though.Bright, unblemished, black paper-covered bds with bright, stamped gilt letters to spine/backstrip and immaculate, plain white eps.8vo, 1-216pp [paginated], 18 chapters+epilogue and 2pp blanks at rear. Authors third novel's collaboration, previously written titles include Eavesdropper and Riding High - both bestsellers. (Book ref. rja22486) £15.00
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DAY (W).: Turf Celebrities I have known
F V White, 1891 8vo., First Edition, with a portrait frontispiece, small neat contemporary signature on front free endpaper verso, half-title very lightly spotted; original red pictorial cloth, upper board blocked with racehorse in gilt, gilt back, uncut, and very numerous monochrome illustrations (a number full-page) in the text; cloth, gilt back, chocolate endpapers, backstrip mildly age-faded, and chafed without material loss at extreme head and tail, else a very good, clean copy. With separate 2pp and 18pp catalogues of the author's works bound in at end. Valuable series of personal recollections vividly portrayed by the well-known author of the turf. Subjects include Lord Anglesey, Sir William Codrington, Lord Ribblesdale, Henry Robinson, Fitz Oldaker and - notably - 'Types of Foreigners'. Extremely scarce, especially in this condition. (Book ref. 19491) £130.00
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BETTING, GAMING and LOTTERIES ACT 1963 Permits and Licences
London: HMSO, 1965. 59pp. 8vo. Paper wrappers. Rebound in card covers. British Parliamentary Paper. HC 35. A very clean copy. (Book ref. 160431) £6.00
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FRANCIS,DICK**: 10 LB PENALTY.[Author SIGNED copy.]
NY.G P PUTNAM'S SONS,1997.. US,8vo HB+dw/dj,SIGNED,1st edn.. Hardback.. FINE./FINE.. 8vo. 0399143025. US,8vo HB+dw/dj, author SIGNED,1st edn.FINE/FINE.No ownr inscrptn, but author's neat, bold, expansive, black ink signature - without dedication - to half-title page, no price-clip to dw/dj.Bright, crisp, clean, glossy laminated, colour (red, gold, b/w) illustrated dw/dj, with silver embossed letters to upper wrap, author's b/w portrait photograph to rear wrap, with negligible shelf-wear and minimal creasing to edges and corners - no nicks or tears present.Top edge generally bright and clean with miniscule thumbing; fore-edges bright and clean, with barely discernible, very faint spotting/foxing; contents though, bright, tight and near pristine.Sharp-cornered, bright, crisp and clean, black+red paper covered bds:- dw/dj design logo and author's initials are impressed to upper bd, red blind spine with bright, crisp, black ink stamped letters o spine/backstrip,and immaculate, plain red eps.8vo, 2-273pp [paginated] includes 12 chapters, plus [unpaginated] author SGNED half-title page, publisher advert for author's other workd, title-page, dedication, and 4pp blanks at rear. (Book ref. rja4046/11) £25.00
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BULL Phil: Timeform : Racehorses Of 1972.
Hardcover. Pub. Portway Press. First 1973. ISBN 0900599132. This 1972 flat season almos matched the great 1971 season. Brigadier Gerard raced eight times winning seven top races, but the shock of the season was the current Derby winner Roberto beating the Brigadier at York. Timeform rated the Brigadier's racing ability at 144 only 1 lb short of the great Sea Bird. Mill Reef followers also suffered a mighty shock. He won two nice races and was being trained to take on the Brigadier again, but broke a leg. He was treated successfully and went on to become a top sire of thoroughbreds. D/W - VG fitted with a protective cover. Book - Near Fine. (Book ref. 1267) £40.00
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BULL Phil and GRIFFIN Reg.: Timeform Racehorses of 1973.
Heavy Hardback, Pub. Portway Press with1068 pages. First 1993. ISBN This is for some reason quite a scarce annual. The great racehorses that ran on the flat during this season included - Rheigold, Apalachee, Sandford Lad, Dahlia, Mysterious, Morston and Scottish Rifle. Nelson Bunker Hunt was the leading owner . Noel Murless was champion trainer with Peter Walwyn and Arthur Budgett the runners-up. Willie Carson was the champion jockey with Lester Piggott and Pat Eddery the runners-up. The two leading stallions were Vaguely Noble and Ragusa. D/W - Nr Fine, scarce and fitted with a protective cover. Book - Near Fine condition. Please request Insurance rates for overseas buyers . (Book ref. 1215) £18.00
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BULL Phil and Griffin Reg: Timeform Racehorses of 1979.
A Heavy Hardback. Pub. Portway Press. First 1980. ISBN 0900599294. This is the best of the horse racing annual books. The horse of the year was Troy the best ever son of Petingo. He won the Epsom Derby very easily in a fast time ridden by Willie Carson. He then went on to win the Irish Sweeps Derby, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Benson & Hedges Gold Cup at York racecourse. Other top racehorses included the stayers Buckskin and Le Moss and Kris who went on to be a champion sire. The champion jockey was Joe Mercer with Willie Carson and Pat Eddery the runners-up. The top two trainers were Henry Cecil and the Major Dick Hern. D/W - VG plus in a protective cover. Book - Nr Fine. (Book ref. 583) £14.50
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Timeform Compilers: Timeform Chasers & Hurdlers 1993/94 with Statistical Companion.
Heavy Hardback. Pub. Portway Press. First 1994. ISBN 0900599707 This was a truly great National Hunt season. The top steeplechasers and hurdlers included - Master Oats, Viking Flagship,Brief Gale, Alderbrook and Dorans Pride.Richard Dunwoody and Norman Williamson were the leading jockeys, David Nicholson and Martin Pipe were the leading trainers. Tony McCoy was only a conditional jockey yet he rode 74 winners. The Book, Statistical Companion and the Slipcase were all in As New condition. (Book ref. 1495) £14.00
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