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The Fundamentals of Riding
Rees, Lucy
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Every Living Thing
Herriot, James
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Picture Primer of Attracting Birds
Mason, C. Russell
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1 Ammen, Amy Training in No Time: an Expert's Approach to Effective Dog Training for Hectic Life Styles
0876057784 / 9780876057780; This fast-reading, easily understood book shows how to integrate effective dog training into normal, daily interactions resulting in a level of behavior tht will make your dog a true friend and a constants source of pride. This sensible, effective approach makes use of how dogs learn and shows you how to use tht understanding to establish and maintain the response and communication level you want from your pet. The text is matched to a series of helpful photos and drawings that further clarify the methods you'll find in Training in No Time. 109 pages; the binding is heavy and glossy. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Howell Book House
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1995, Eighth Printing
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002068; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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2 Axelrod, Herbert R. Tropical Fish
0876665105 / 9780876665107; This book, illustrated with over 100 full-color photos and drawings, presents sensible, easy-to-follow recommendations about selecting and caring for tropical fish. It concentrates on providing readers with the information they need and want - all given in an interesting and easy-to-read style. Following is just a partial listing of the topics covered: Setting up; selecting plants; the sand; selecting fishes; livebearers; egg layers; bubblenest builders; scavengers; fish foods; fish disease charts. 96 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
T. F. H. Pubns Inc
Neptune City, New Jersey, U. S. A., 1994, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002543; 
Price: 5.98 USD
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3 Baker, Stephen How to Live with a Neurotic Cat
0517207346 / 9780517207345; Does your cat express his love for you by lying on the book you're trying to read? Does your cat fight with your houseplants, play 'clear the shelf', and refuse to come when called? Does your cat insist on plenty of space - like the entire living room? ? Chances are that your beloved pet, like millions of other cats, is neurotic! In this hilarious cat's-eye-view of the world, Steven Baker, who gave perfect advice in How to Live With a Neurotic Dog, tells you everything you need to live happily ever after with your feline friend. Unpaginated. Illustrated in black & white. Small red dot on page tops. Bottom corners are lightly bumped. Yellow cloth cover has a tiny depression on the front cover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Gramercy
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1999, Eighth Printing
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Geyer, Jackie; 
002634; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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4 Carlson, Jeanne; Green, Ranny Good Dogs, Bad Dog : a Complete a to Z Guide for Solving Your Dog's Behavior Problems
0671870777 / 9780671870775; Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Using a quick A to Z format, the authors provide solutions for such problems as: How to solve housebreaking difficulties that have you baffled; what to do when your dog's barking is out of control; how to stop your dog from destroying your shoes, furniture, or yard; what to do if your dog is shy, nervous, or overly excitable; and how to help your kids and dog get along better. The cover has a bend in the front and one in the back. 252 pages, no marks or tears except a very light remainder mark. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Simon & Schuster
New York, Ny, U. S. A., 1995, First Edition
Trade Paperback
Near Fine with no dust jacket


000711; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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5 Cooper, Barbara (General editor) The Manual of Horsemanship
0900226390 / 9780900226397; The 10th Edition is comprehensively revised and updated, with many new features. This is a complete basic guide to horsemanship and horse care, and a worldwide bestseller that over the years has helped countless riders attain enjoyment and success in dressage, horse trials, show jumping and other equestrian pursuits. No other book contains so much expert information on such a wide range of subjects, from how to hold the reins to the internal systems of the horse, to how stables should be built. 434 pages with index; inside boards diagram each part of the horse and what problems can happen where. Fully illustrated. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
British Horse Society Pony Club
Kenilworth, Warwickshire, 1993, Tenth Edition
Hardcover
Fine with no dust jacket


003173; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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6 Davis, Karen Leigh Compatible Cats: Keeping a Contented Feline in a Peaceful Household
0764114786 / 9780764114786; If you're considering having more than one cat or bringing other animals into the house, you'll value author Karen Davis's advice on keeping peace among your pets. She discusses the pros and cons of choosing between a kitten and an adult cat as your new household resident, adopting a second animal from a shelter, taking in a stray, compatibility between cats and dogs, and protecting pet birds in cages and fish in tanks. She also advises on your cat's diet and how in can affect behavior. Added features include: Lists of cat registries; feline health and welfare organizations; full-color photographs; drawings. This book is a great reference even if you have only cats! Includes index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ; 161 pages
Barrons Educational Series Inc
Hauppauge, New York, U. S. A., 2001, Second Printing
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Drawings; 
003027; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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7 Forbes, Joanne So Your Kids Want a Pony!
0828901619 / 9780828901611; This book is written for non-horsey parents trying to decide if a real, live pony is within the realm of possibility for their child. Should you buy a horse or a pony? How old should your child be? Where do you find a reliable pony? How much will it cost? What equipment is best - for safety's sake? How do you take care of a pony? Against the involvment of horse/pony ownership some solid benefits to children should be carefully evaluated. Mrs. Forbes' book tells everything needful for parents to know, not only to make their decision by what to expect if the decision is "yes. " Her guidance is complete even to the insurance and legal aspects of owning a horse or pony and facts about ponies for adults. 111 pages, including a glossary, appendix and index. Nicely illustrated with drawings, this book is covered in cloth with very light wear at the corners and a small spot on the back. The jacket has several small pieces missing at the back, at the spine top and the crease at both flaps is torn a bit. There is a piece missing at the bottom spine, about 1" at the highest. There is also a small tear at the bottom front that ha folded over. The price has not been clipped. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
S. Greene Press
Battleboro, VT, 1972, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Helweg, Hans; 
001810; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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8 Foreshaw, Joseph Encyclopedia of Birds
0831727853 / 9780831727857; Humans have always been fascinated by birds. Dazzled by their colors, and soothed by their melodious songs, humans are perhaps most in awe of birds' ability to fly. Although quite uniform in anatomical terms, birds display a breathtaking diversity of color and form. The one feature that unites this diverse assemblage is the possession of feathers - the defining characteristic of birds. This beautifully illustrated book, with more than 200 magnificent color photographs and 150 original paintings, maps, and diagrams, presents an up-to-date and comprehensive survey of the natural history of birds. The authoritative text has been written by the world's leading ornithologists and presents the most recent scientific findings in an interesting and stimulating way. Includes an extensive index. The binding has very light wear at the corners, light wear at the spine ends, and a few bumps at the bottom front and back. ; Folio - over 12 - 15" tall
Smithmark Publishers, Incorporated
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1991, 
Hardcover
Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Kirshner, Dr. David; 
002009; 
Price: 22.08 USD
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9 Froissard, Jean; Powell, Lily Classical Horsemanship for Our Time: from Basic Training to the Highest Levels of Dressage
1585744980 / 9781585744985; This book presents the heritage of classical theories of riding in a modern, highly readable format. Jean Froissard, one of the world's maters of horsemanship, takes the reader through the development of a dressage horse, dressage in its truest sense, the training of a riding horse. He begins with criteria for selection, then describes fully the progress or early training that is basic for any horse. Building upon what has been learned, there is an emphasis on rewards for even the slightest improvement, over punishment; he then takes the reader through the training progression up to the highest levels of dressage. 130 pages including index; black & white photographs. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
The Lyons Press
Guilford, CT, 2001, First Publishers Edition
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs and Diagrams; 
003073; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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10 Henderson, Carolyn (Consulting editor) The New Book of Saddlery and Tack
0806988932 / 9780806988931; STILL IN PUBLISHERS WRAPS - With a foreword by Charles de Kunffy, this is the most comprehensive, detailed source of information on all the equipment anyone who works with or handles horses needs. Not only will you find out about the range of saddles, tacks, and other horse-related equipment available today, but you'll also learn the fascinating story of how they developed throughout history. No horse-lover will want to be without this lavishly-illustrated guide. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Sterling Pub Co Inc
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, 
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002357; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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11 Herriot, James Every Living Thing
031208188X / 9780312081881; Written by James Herriot (1916 - 1995) , this is a new book of memoirs in over a decade. It is filled with the warmth, humor, drama, color, and humanity we have come to expect from the author. His tales of life as a country vet are rendered with skill, grace, and savor; they are the work of a true literary artist. At the writing of this book he still lived in Yorkshire, England, with his wife and family, and his son had taken over the Herriot veterinary practice. The jacket has a tiny crease that begins at the spine and goes around the back. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
St. Martins Press
New York, NY, 1992, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Fine dust jacket


003615; 
Price: 6.44 USD
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12 Hilty, Steven L. Birds of Tropical America: a Watcher's Introduction to Behavior, Breedings, and Diversity
1881527565 / 9781881527565; Why are tropical birds like parrots and quetzels so much more colorful than any feathered resident of temperate lands? How can a vulture soaring thousands of feet above the canopy spot a dead rodent no bigger than a mouse in the rain forest? What permits sparrow-size antbirds not only to survive but to thrive among relentless hordes of army ants that devour every other living thing in their path? This is the book that picks up where field guides leave off, and is at once practical, accurate and as endlessly fascinating as the species whose lives it reveals. 304 pages including an index, bibliography, and illustrations. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Chapters Pub Ltd
Shelburne, Vermont, U. S. A., 1994, 
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Wolf, Mimi Hoppe; 
002332; 
Price: 6.90 USD
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13 Holderness-Roddam, Jane Fitting Tack
0901366439 / 9780901366436; This is a step-by-step guide to the important subject of fitting tack. Includes information on headcollars and halters, bridles and bits, nosebands, saddles, girths, and numnahs, martingales, breastplates, breast girths and cruppers, lungeing equipment, and the care of tack. Includes 95 full-color illustrations. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Kenilworth Press
Addington, Buckingham, 1993, Reprint
Softcover
Fine

Illustrated by Vincer, Carole; 
003171; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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14 Mason, C. Russell Picture Primer of Attracting Birds
In this book, with 30 pages of text and color illustrations on each page, C. Russell Mason of the Massachusetts Audubon Society covers the fascinating and rewarding hobby of bird attracting in great detail. It begins with the essential rules for bird identification; full directions are given for feeding and housing and the provision of water and trees, shrubs, vines, ground covers, flowers, and seed plants for use in various part of the United States and Canada. This volume is designed for virtually anyone interested in this hobby. The endpapers show birds in color, and the last page of text has a table of some desirable trees and shrubs for attraction of birds. The book is bound in blue cloth with very light wear at the spine ends. The jacket is missing a piece 1" x 2 1/4". There is another piece near the spine missing, 1/2" x 1/2", and a small hole about 2" away. On the back a 3/4" x 1 1/4" piece is missing and there are a few chips at the top. The price is clipped; now in a protective cover. 8 1/2" wide. ; 48mo - over 3 - 4" tall
Houghton Mifflin Company; The Riverside Press Cambridge
Cambridge, MA, 1952, First Edition
Hard Cover, Cloth
Fine in Poor dust jacket

Illustrated by Hines, Bob; 
003614; 
Price: 15.64 USD
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15 McBane, Susan Grooming
1872082297 / 9781872082295; This is a complete full-color guide on grooming your horse or pony, and how it can help keep them healthy and looking their best. Includes reasons for grooming, basic and full grooming kit details, care of the feet, quartering and full grooming, wisping and banging, cleaning the sheath, dealing with a muddy horse or pony, shampooing and hot towelling, and setting fair for the night. Includes over 70 full-color illustrations. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
The Kenilworth Press
Addington, Buckingham, 1994, Reprint
Softcover
Fine

Illustrated by Vincer, Carole; 
003169; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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16 Newberry, Clare Turlay Barkis
0765190567 / 9780765190567; NEW - A nine-year-old boy is finally old enough to take care of a dog. The family gets a cocker spaniel and names him Barkis. One day, the brother and sister become too engaged in a sibling rivalry. Their curious puppy leaves the house unnoticed. He gets himself into more trouble than a young dog can handle. Who will rescue Barkis? The writer is a Caldecott Honor Author. The jacket is slightly wrinkled in the back, and has a 1/2" tear at the front top edge. This is an adorable book, originally published in 1938; it will grab your heart with the wonderful illustrations and wonderful story. Oversized book, illustrated endpapers. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Smithmark
New York, NY, 1998, Reprint
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Newberry, Clark Turlay; 
003714; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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17 Nixon, Rob Dreambirds: the Strange History of the Ostrich in Fashion, Food, and Fortune
0312270127 / 9780312270124; An Esquire Best Book of the Year, the ostrich is one of nature's misfits: A gigantic bird that can neither fly nor sing. But the fin-de-siecle fetish for feathers made ostrich plumes more precious than gold. Rob Nixon grew up near the South African desert where ostriches first boomed, and had an early passion for the outsize bird. Later, his rejection of apartheid led him to immigrate to the United States, where he encountered a new wave of ostrich mania: American ranchers were trying to convert the gawky bird into a low-cal cuisine. Part memoir, part travelogue, Dreambirds is a natural history of a fantasy and a beautifully crafted, candid revelation of a man's soul. 289 pages. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Picador USA
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2001, First Softcover Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket


001635; 
Price: 7.36 USD
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18 Perrins, Christopher New Generation Guide to the Birds of Britain and Europe
0292755325 / 9780292755321; This information-packed book is really two books in one. The Life of a Bird section tells what it is like to be a bird. It is an account of survival, of the advantages and disadvantages in the various methods of growing up, moulting, feeding, migrating, breeding - of adapting or succumbing to the multiplicity of threats to its existence. The Directory section gives over 1, 500 colour paintings of birds of different ages, sexes and seasons; maps of the distribution of the species that breeed or are regularly seen in Europe; and extensive information on the appearance, status, voice, habitat, nest, eggs, broods, incubation, young, development and food for each of 429 species. A great book for naturalists! 320 pages including an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Univ Of Texas Pr
Austin, Texas, U. S. A., 1987, First Edition
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Various Artists; 
002358; 
Price: 9.20 USD
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19 Rees, Lucy The Fundamentals of Riding
031206750X / 9780312067502; The fundamentals of riding are not contained in a simple list of steps, like the rules for using a computer or fixing a car. The basis of riding is the symbiosis of two living creatures, horse and human. Riding is too often taught as though the horse was a piece of machinery, with the result that riders, especially as they advance, have little understanding of the subtly different requirements for each riding style, or why the horse responds as it does. This is a visual guide for both the beginner and advanced rider that shows you how a horse without a rider moves naturally; you feel the horse's movements when riding; how you direct the horse's movements and affect it's balance. This book also teaches you to achieve all the basic movements in European and Western riding, jumping, and dressage. Over 300 pictures and authoritative text combine to make a book that's useful and fascinating for all riders. Includes a glossary, bibliography, and index. The end papers show the parts of the horse. The deep green binding has a tiny white spot on the front. Small 4to. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
St Martins Press
New York, NY, 1991, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Fine dust jacket


003618; 
Price: 10.12 USD
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20 Webber, Toni Mouths and Bits
1872082092 / 9781872082097; This is a step-by-step guide to the horse's mouth and the principles of biting. Included is information on the evolution and anatomy of the horse's mouth, the teeth and aging, the tongue, care of the mouth, snaffle, curb, pelham and gag bits, the action of the bit, biting problems, and bitless bridles. Includes over 90 full-color illustrations. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Kenilworth Press
Addington, Buckingham, 1995, Reprint
Softcover
Fine

Illustrated by Vincer, Carole; 
003170; 
Price: 5.52 USD
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