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Bobby Allison  A Racer's Racer (Author Signed, Allison), Allison, Bobby & Tim Packman
1 Allison, Bobby & Tim Packman Bobby Allison A Racer's Racer (Author Signed, Allison)
Sports Publishing LLC 2003 1582617236 / 9781582617237 First Edition; Various Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Signed by Bobby Allison. CD is unopened like new. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful rare collectors grade copy of this book. When traveling amongst the racing circles of drivers and fans alike, the mere mention of Bobby Allison causes excitement. And, rightfully so, too. He's not only one of NASCAR's 50 Greatest Drivers, the 1983 Winston Cup Series champion and tied (so they say) for third on the all-time win list at 84 victories--he is a true legend of the sport. His accomplishments on the track are still heralded and referred to as reference points in many record books. Bobby is a self-made legend--not much ever was handed to him that he didn't earn through talent and determination. Few will doubt or offer debate that, too. He has so many stories to tell that sharing them at only racing banquets, among friends and the fornutate fans who happen to run into him just doesn't seem fair. This book is a collection of his favorite stories and happenings that occurred during his illustrious career. And, the best part about all these stories is they are all told in his own words. When Bobby ! Allison tells a story, people stop and listen. Some of Bobby Allison's favorite stories of his life and times - on and off the various tracks he thrilled so many fans - is now available for you to enjoy. If you're looking for a smile or laugh from a true racing legend, then this book is for you. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 200 pages; Signed by Biographee 
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The Story of Speedway...a Unique Town  Observing Speedway's (Indiana) Fiftieth Year 1926-1976, Community, History Committee of the Speedway Civic
2 Community, History Committee of the Speedway Civic The Story of Speedway...a Unique Town Observing Speedway's (Indiana) Fiftieth Year 1926-1976
Speedway, Indiana History committee 1976 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue cover. Clean book. Excellent history. ; Photographs, Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 276 pages 
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Straight  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
3 Francis, Dick Straight (Author Signed)
Putnam 1989 0399134700 / 9780399134708 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Inscribed by Author "Bill and Debbie, Hi. Dick Francis". Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. Beautiful scarce collectors grade copy of this book.Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent sometimes to the point of comic parody of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent sometimes to the point of comic parody of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.; 1.6 x 9.3 x 6.3 Inches; 323 pages; Ex-jockey, Derek Franklin, inherits his brother's jewellery business, mistress and some shadowy business associates. When expensive diamonds go missing, his only hope of survival is to identify his brother's enemies. From the author of "The Edge" and "Odds Against".; Signed by Author 
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Wild Horses  (Author Signed), Francis, Dick
4 Francis, Dick Wild Horses (Author Signed)
Putnam 1994 0399139745 / 9780399139741 First Edition; 1st Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket Signed by Author
Signed by Author Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. After a tragic suicide disrupts the trial of a much-loved racing figure accused of corruption--a case in which he was to testify--conscience-stricken jockey-turned-sleuth Sid Halley returns to investigate this much too convenient death. By the author of Whip Hand. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent sometimes to the point of comic parody of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.. From the authors obit: Richard Stanley Francis, jockey and writer, born 31 October 1920; died 14 February 2010. Dick Francis, who has died aged 89, was a unique figure, a champion steeplechase jockey who, without any previous apparent literary bent, became an international bestselling writer, the author of 42 crime novels, selling more than 60m copies in 35 languages. Right from the start, with Dead Cert in 1962, the Dick Francis thriller showed a mastery of lean, witty genre prose reminiscent sometimes to the point of comic parody of Raymond Chandler and Dashiell Hammett. It was an American style that many clever people in England had attempted to reproduce without much success, and it was a wonder how a barely educated former jump jockey was able to do the trick with such effortless ease. People said his highly educated wife wrote the books for him. It was a mystery that was never satisfactorily solved. However, After his wifes death in 2000, when no new crime novels appeared, it looked as if Mary might have written them. But then, six years later, Francis came out of retirement to produce Under Orders, which had all the old Francis flavour. The next year, 2007, he published Dead Heat, then Silks (2008) and Even Money (2009).The most dramatic incident in his racing career was also a mystery. In the Grand National at Aintree in 1956, his mount Devon Loch, the Queen Mother's horse trained by Peter Cazalet, had jumped all the fences and, well ahead, only 50 yards from the finish, without another horse near him, suddenly collapsed and was unable to continue. The plots (of Francis' books, too, ran to a formula. Some reviewers protested that racing could not be as crooked as depicted in the Francis novels, but real life (as in the case of the Shergar kidnapping) came in to prove how realistic his stories were. Born at Coedcanlas Farm in the Pembrokeshire village of Lawrenny, Francis came from a line of farming gentry and horsemen. His father was a show rider and manager of hunting stables, his grandfather a farmer and gentleman jockey. Uncles on both sides of his family were Masters of Foxhounds. The family home was a beautiful old farmhouse but it had neither gas nor electricity and was lit by candlelight. As well as the thrillers, he wrote his autobiography, The Sport of Queens (1957), and Lester (1986), a biography of Lester Piggott.; 1.7 x 9.1 x 5.8 Inches; 319 pages; After a tragic suicide disrupts the trial of a much-loved racing figure accused of corruption--a case in which he was to testify--conscience-stricken jockey-turned-sleuth Sid Halley returns to investigate this much too convenient death. By the author of Whip Hand. ; Signed by Author 
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The History of Elmont, Greenburg, Marc I.
5 Greenburg, Marc I. The History of Elmont
New York , NY Central High School District No. 2 1971 First Edition; First Impression Spiral-bound Very Good with no dust jacket 
A rare and unique history of Elmont, Long Island, NY written by 3 high school classes. Their research turned up some eyebrow raising information...spiral bound, clean tight contents. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. Elmont is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) located in northwestern Hempstead in Nassau County, New York, United States, along its border with the borough of Queens in New York City. It is a suburban bedroom community located on Long Island. The population was 33,198 at the 2010 census.Elmont is famous for Belmont Park which hosts the Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the prestigious Triple Crown of thoroughbred racing. Rare.; Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 64 pages 
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Heart throbs and hoof beats ;  Poems of track, stable and fireside, Palmer, Walter Butler
6 Palmer, Walter Butler Heart throbs and hoof beats ; Poems of track, stable and fireside
San Jose, CA Hillis-Murgotten Co 1922 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Blue/black cover with gold print. Has label of little girl and horse on front. Some minor rubs and and corners slightly dented. Several half-tone illustrations throughout, many full-page, many of horses. Has small label in front from O'Malley's Book Store in New York City. (probably from 1930's) Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. WALTER PALMER [1865-1932]Known as the Poet Laureate, Walter Palmer was born in Prarie Center, IL in 1865. As a young man he was active in harness racing as a trainer, driver and handler on the then very prominent Illinois Valley Circuit. He wrote a great deal of poetry about the sport, including a book entitled HEART THROBS & HOOF BEATS. He also became a regular contributor to Horse Review. Many of the great horsemen and horses of his day - Pop Geers, Charles Dean, Hal Pointer, to mention a few - were subjects for his sentimental verses. He died in 1932. Rare first edition copy. ; Photographs, Illustrations; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 106 pages; p 
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Shoemaker  Cartoons, SHOEMAKER, Vaughn.
7 SHOEMAKER, Vaughn. Shoemaker Cartoons
Chicago Tribune 1966 Limited Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket Illustrated by Author Signed by Author
A signed limited edition copy with a hand drawn Cartoon of "John Q. Public" on endpaper above signature. Some light soiling to cover,but book in Archival sleeve to preserve condition. Vaughn Richard Shoemaker (August 11, 1902 Chicago, Illinois August 18, 1991 Carol Stream, Illinois) was an American editorial cartoonist. He won the 1938 and 1947 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning and created the character John Q. Public.Shoemaker started his career at the Chicago Daily News and spent 22 years there. His 1938 Pulitzer cartoon for the paper was "The Road Back", featuring a World War I soldier marching back to war. The 1947 winning cartoon for the paper was "Still Racing His Shadow", featuring "new wage demands" of workers trying to outrun his shadow "cost of living". He went on to work for the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago American, and Chicago Today. By his 1972 retirement he had drawn over 14,000 cartoons.; Illustrations; 9.70 X 7.90 X 1 inches; Signed by Author 
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The Boy-Annual for 1940, Various
8 Various The Boy-Annual for 1940
Melbourne, Australia Morris & Walker PTY,Ltd. 1940 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Color cover with boy in helment in box car racer. Edges of book dented and worn. Some rubs to spine area and cover. Otherwise colorful and in overall good condition. Clean contents with no highlighting or underlining. Pages not numbered. Illustrated with drawings. Color and black and white illustrations. Contains: The Mystery of Oldfield Manor by Kenneth Reed, The Caves of the Kings by John G. Mason, Jim Dawkins Gold by Phyllis M. Power, Many Stamps Honour Captain Cook by A. Kay, Roast Pig by Charles Lamb, How the Coconut Got Its Markings by J.G.M,, The Castaway Twins by Phyllis M. Power and An Old Cricket Match among others. Probably Scarce. ; Drawings and Illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
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9 Vosburgh, W. S. Et. Al. Thoroughbred Types 1900-1925 Photographic portraits of Notable Racehorses, Steeplechase and Cross Country Horses, Hunters and Polo Ponies
New York NY Privately Printed 1926 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Good with no dust jacket 
Scarce. Slight sunfading on spine and a few spots on cover otherwise very good condition. Fully indexed. Has photographic portraits of notable racehorses, steeplechase and cross-country horses, hunters and polo ponies. With descriptive text by W. S. Vosburgh, Charles D. Lanier, Frank J Bryan and James C. Cooley. Excellent work. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. ; Portraits; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 277 pages 
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