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1. Amory, Cleveland (1997). Ranch of Dreams: The Heartwarming Story of America's Most Unusual Animal Sanctuary (1st ed). New York: Putnam / Penguin Books. 288 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. By the author of "The Cat who Came for Christmas". This is the story of his ranch in Texas where he cares for many different animals. This is a warm very special story for any animal lover. ISBN: 067087762X. Our Book No: 20774. $15 AUD.

2. Andrews, Ted (1967). Kiwi Trooper: The Story of Queen Alexandra's Own (1st ed). Wanganui: Wanganui Chronicle Co. Ltd. 273 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), colour frontispiece, black & white photos, tan board covers little mottled, jacket lightly foxed (some faint foxing, edges little creased, spine & front cover lightly faded), minor edgewear, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. The story of a senior New Zealand regiment. Though primarily the story of the "Queen Alexandra's Own" cavalry regiment, also places it in the context of the history of all New Zealand cavalry units, from the earliest formation to the present day. The immortal deeds of the Kiwi troopers on Gallipoli and in Sinai and Palestine are fully told, mostly with hitherto unpublished material shedding much fresh light on these historic campaigns. Our Book No: 25927. $80 AUD.

3. Association, Boy Scouts (1961). Stamp Collector, Philatelist, Guide Pathfinder, Rider and Horseman (Revised ed) [Scout Badge Test Series, no 21]. Glasgow: Brown, Son & Ferguson. 54 pp. Paperback thin trade, stapled, good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear, spine lightly worn, pages lightly toned, faint foxing edges & covers. This booklet has been prepared and approved on behalf of the Boy Scouts Association, Glasgow, by the general editor. Revised to comply with new conditions, November 1959. Our Book No: 26343. $10 AUD.

4. Baglio, Ben M.; Howard, Paul (illustrator) (2000). Gerbil Genius [Animal Ark Pets]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 122 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, drawings, tiny scuff mark front cover, minor edgewear. Young adults fiction. Mandy and her friends help save a cleaver gerbil (pet rat). ISBN: 0439051665. Our Book No: 24477. $10 AUD.

5. Ball, Caroline (1998). Horse and Pony Breeds: The New Compact Study Guide and Identifier (Reprint ed) [Sandstone identifier series]. Sydney: Sandstone Publishing. 80 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, colour text-photos. ISBN: 1865050148. Our Book No: 1833. $10 AUD.

6. Batchelor, Vivien (1978). The Observer's Book of Show Jumping & Eventing (New ed) [Observer Books no 60]. London: Frederick Warne. 192 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. ISBN: 0723215863. Our Book No: 13032. $10 AUD.

7. Beadman, Darren (1998). Daylight Ahead: The Darren Beadman Story (Reprint ed). Sydney, Rozelle: K. E. G. Publishing. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos centre spread, minor edgewear. Autobiography of the Australian jockey. ISBN: 0958587000. Our Book No: 11334. $10 AUD.

8. Bennett, Rodney; Whydale, E. Herbert (illustrator) (1953). The Marvellous Adventures of Percy Pig [Whitcombe's Story Books]. Melbourne: Whitcombe & Tombs. 114 pp. Paperback, very good condition, card cover, black & white drawings, staples rusted, minor foxing covers & edges, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. No 215 in this series for ages 7 to 9 years. A story about farm animals. (Estimated date, 1953, McLaren no. 215f, G3722. Originally published, 1935. Rubber stamp of Anthony Horderns.). Our Book No: 16949. $20 AUD.

9. Berrie, Lieut. Geo. L. (1990). Under Furred Hats (6th A.L.H. Regt) [6th Australian Light Horse Regiment]. [Perth]: [J. Burridge]. 179 pp. Hardback small, no jacket as issued, brown leatherette cloth (gilt lettering & vignette), very good plus condition, full-page black & white text-photos. (Limited facsimile edition of 200 copies. Originally published, W.C. Penfold, Sydney,1919.) The History of the Australian 6th Light Horse Regiment during World War 1 from December 1914 to August 1919. Raised in Sydney in September 1914, it became part of the 2nd Light Horse Brigade. Sailing from Sydney in December 1914, the regiment disembarked in Egypt in February 1915. The light horse was unsuitable for initial operations at Gallipoli, but they were later deployed without their horses to reinforce the infantry. Plus many battles during the next four years in the Middle East: Battle of Romani, advance into Palestine, the action at Beersheba, and raids into the Jordan Valley. At rear, has name lists of casualties, both killed and wounded. Our Book No: 14628. $200 AUD.

10. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1995). Runaway Pony (Reprint ed) [Pony Pals]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 83 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. Lulu's pony, Snow White, is sick. Snow White has strangles and must be kept away from the other ponies. She does not like this at all, and runs away. Can Lulu's Pony Pals help track her down? ISBN: 0590543385. Our Book No: 23300. $10 AUD.

11. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1996). Good-Bye Pony [Pony Pals]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 86 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. How do you say good-bye to a special friend? Anna loves Winston, Ms. Wiggins old pony. Winston is very sick and very old. Can Anna's Pony Pals Lulu and Pam help Anna to say good-bye? ISBN: 0590543393. Our Book No: 23301. $10 AUD.

12. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1996). The Wild Pony (Reprint ed) [Pony Pals]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 80 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. Can Pam and her Pony Pals tame the wild pony? Pam sees a skinny pony who has not been groomed. Has someone moved and left the pony behind? Pam and her Pony Pals, Lulu and Anna, want to help the pony. Will the Pony Pals be able to save the wild pony? ISBN: 0590629743. Our Book No: 23302. $10 AUD.

13. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1996). Don't Hurt My Pony (1st ed) [Pony Pals]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 77 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white illustrations, minor edgewear. Is Lulu's pony in danger? On the Wiggins trail, Lulu's pony gets her hoof stuck in an animal trap. Can the Pony Pals stop the trappers before it's too late? ISBN: 0590629751. Our Book No: 23303. $10 AUD.

14. Betancourt, Jeanne; Bachem, Paul (illustrator) (1997). The Ghost Pony (Reprint ed) [Pony Pals Super Special]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. What is the secret of the haunted Ridley Farm? The Pony Pals find a horseshoe and other objects from the late 1800s. The Pony Pals investigate and find out that a young girl and her pony, Angel, lived on that farm in 1870. The girl's story and her love for her pony makes this a very special Pony Pal adventure into the past. ISBN: 0590374621. Our Book No: 23304. $10 AUD.

15. Birchall, Brian; Hodgkinson, Hadley (illustrator) (1976). James the Captain Cook Pig (1st ed) [New Zealand Golden Book]. Auckland: Golden Press. Unnum 34 pp. Hardback square octavo, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, faint foxing pastedowns & title page, few tiny dents front cover. A charming children's picture story about a pig who gets lost from his family, and with a little help from some humans he finds his family and his home again. ISBN: 0855584041. Our Book No: 22852. $12 AUD.

16. Boone, J. Allen (1991). Kinship with All Life (P/b, reprint ed). New York: Harper & Row. 157 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, pages toned, spine lightly creased, minor edgewear. Cover subtitle: Real-life experiences of how animals communicate with each other and with the people who understand them. This classic text on animal-human communication is based on the author's personal experiences. ISBN: 0060609125. Our Book No: 3409. $10 AUD.

17. Bornstein, Mitchell (2015). Last Chance Mustang: The Story of One Horse, One Horseman, and One Final Shot at Redemption (1st p/b ed). New York: St Martin's Press. 300 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, bottom corner rear cover creased, minor edgewear. The author has spent 20 years as a horse trainer, and thought that he had met every dangerous horse there is, until he met Samson who hated everyone and everything, and would let everyone know it. After years of abuse at the hands of sadistic owners he had learned that all humans mean pain and fear. Over one year, Mitch and Samson learnt respect for each other, and Mitch experienced firsthand the true mettle and greatness of the wild American mustang (from the Nevada wilds). This is a story of hope, redemption, commitment, friendship, and love, told with great compassion. ISBN: 9781250087478. Our Book No: 29066. $18 AUD.

18. Boston, Dr Sarah (2014). Lucky Dog: How Being a Veterinarian Saved My Life. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 298 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor creases covers, minor edgewear, edges & pages lightly toned. The author is a veterinary cancer surgeon. In this moving memoir she tells how working with animals helped her to trust her instincts, and have a lump in her neck investigated, and her recovery from cancer. Weaving funny and poignant stories of dogs she has treated along the way makes this a very readable memoir. ISBN: 9781760111991. Our Book No: 28661. $18 AUD.

19. Bou, Jean (2010). Light Horse: A History of Australia's Mounted Arm [Australian Army History Series]. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. 290 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos (some full-page), maps. Describes Australian light horse regiments, particularly those that served in South Africa, Palestine and the trenches of Gallipoli. These played a vital role in Australia's early military campaigns. Based on extensive research from both Australia and Britain, this book is a comprehensive history of the Australian Light Horse in war and peace. Historian Jean Bou examines the place of the light horse in Australia's military history throughout its existence, from its antecedents in the middle of the 19th century, until the last regiment was disbanded in 1944. ISBN: 9780521197083. Our Book No: 14835. $42 AUD.

20. Braun, Trudi; Bendall-Brunello, John (illustrator) (2002). My Goose Betsy [Read and Wonder Series]. London: Walker & Co. 32 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, old price sticker mark on flyleaf, minor edgewear, cover photo differs from stock photo. A very appealing children's picture book packed with facts about a goose from the egg hatching to the life of an adult goose. The large colour sketches make this a very special book. ISBN: 0744562805. Our Book No: 20045. $10 AUD.

21. Britt, Margaret (2004). Waiting for the Storm Bird: Life on a Cattle Station in the Sixties (1st ed). Queensland: Poseidon Press. 181 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear (mainly corners), light rubbing cover near spine, few tiny scuff marks covers. An inspiring story of managing a cattle station in the Gulf country, far north Queensland. Written and illustrated by the author. The author came from England to Australia in 1951, and wanting to work with horses, worked as a governess on a Longreach sheep station, then went to a Camooweal cattle property where she met her future husband. In 1958 they went to Forestvale, an 1100 square mile cattle property in the Gulf Country. They stayed until 1970. The company transferred Jack to Lyndhurst, where they stayed 14 years. ISBN: 1920884998. Our Book No: 27549. $30 AUD.

22. Butcher, David (1994). Pets in Your Garden [Reed Gardening Series]. Sydney: Reed / William Heinemann. 96 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, front cover corner lightly creased. A lifetime caring for animals has taught the author that understanding animals eliminates many problems for owners. Includes chapters on pet hazards in the garden, getting on with neighbours, pets and wildlife - and selecting, accommodating and restraining your pet. ISBN: 0730104575. Our Book No: 2538. $10 AUD.

23. Caesar, Max (1984). How the Sailor Rode the Brumby. Sydney: Collins. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page colour drawings, some minor scuffing. A traditional Australian ballad, here retold as a delightful illustrated children's picture story, and illustrated by Max Caesar. A sailor decides to become a stockman. His hilarious first ride on a horse, which he compares to a ride on a boat. ISBN: 000184315X. Our Book No: 13777. $23 AUD.

24. Carter, Paul (2006). Parrot (1st ed) [Animal series]. London: Reaktion Books Ltd. 213 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white & colour drawings. A fascinating natural and cultural history of this bird. The book covers three broad areas. "Parrotics" - the historical, cultural and scientific classifications of parrots. "Parroternalia" - the association of parrots with different languages, ages, tastes and dreams of human society. "Parrotology" - the mimicry of parrots and what that can tell us about our own systems of communication. This book will be of interest to parrot enthusiasts and specialists, as well as to a more general readership. ISBN: 1861892373. Our Book No: 21851. $15 AUD.

25. Casey, R. (2005). Merino Murder (1st ed). Melbourne, Hartwell: Sid Harta Publishers. 456 pp. Paperback small thick trade, very good condition, faint marks top edge, top corner front cover creased, minor edgewear. This novel is set in an outback area of Australia, and deals with the death of Merino rams. A nearby agricultural research station is called in to look at the problem. A research worker thinks he has found the cause of the deaths, and puts himself at risk of becoming the next victim. A mystery to keep you on your toes. ISBN: 192103095X. Our Book No: 27950. $18 AUD.

26. Chitty, Susan (2007). Anna Sewell: The Woman Who Wrote Black Beauty. Gloucestershire: Tempus Publishing. 287 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white photos, small mark top edge. Documents Anna Sewell's strict Quaker upbringing and typically Victorian relationship with her dominating mother. All lovers of Black Beauty, and horses generally, will enjoy this book about one of the best known and loved authors. ISBN: 9780752442822. Our Book No: 25050. $14 AUD.

27. Clark, Colin W. (2006). The Worldwide Crisis in Fisheries: Economic Models and Human Behavior (1st p/b ed). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 263 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, figures, minor edgewear. Demonstrates that new management methods, based on individual or community catch quotas, are required to resolve the overfishing problem. This book will interest to environmental scientists, economists and fisheries managers, providing novel insights into the many well-known but poorly understood aspects of fisheries management. ISBN: 0521549396. Our Book No: 23387. $15 AUD.

28. Clarke, Hugh V. (1974). The Long Arm: A Biography of a Northern Territory Policeman (1st ed) [Roebuck series]. Canberra: Roebuck Society. 84 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket. This is the biography of a Northern Territory policeman and his life on a lonely watering base on the northern coast of Arnhem Land. It is a book about the era of the police horse, Japanese pearling luggers, and a modern day Robinson Crusoe - Jack Stokes - who had a great respect for the intelligence and skills of the Aborigines. ISBN: 0909434034. Our Book No: 23124. $15 AUD.

29. Conley, Kevin (2002). Stud: Adventures in Breeding (1st UK ed). London: Bloomsbury. 209 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), faint toning edges, minor edgewear & scuffing jacket. An examination of horse breeding in America. Every year on Valentine's Day, the great American thoroughbred farms open their breeding sheds and begin their primary business. Looks at intimate acts in idyllic settings and the billion-dollar business behind them. The most expensive 30 seconds in sports. ISBN: 0747560064. Our Book No: 21775. $15 AUD.

30. Coudert, Jo (2010). The Dog who Healed a Family and Other True Animal Stories that Warm the Heart & Touch the Soul. Sydney, Chatswood: Mira Books. 182 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, minor crease front cover. A charming collection of stories about dogs and other animals. The very special stories are of hope, humour, triumph, loyalty, compassion, life and death. ISBN: 9781021685972. Our Book No: 26203. $13 AUD.

31. Cox, George; Brown, Allen (1984). My Life with Clydesdales. Bentleigh, VIC: Styleway Printers. Unnum 110 pp. Paperback thin wide octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour text-photos, figures, spine ends rubbed, spine little faded & rubbed, minor edgewear, autograph (written name inside front cover). (Estimated date, 1984, Trove catalogue.) A definitive guide to all aspects of the Clydesdale horse, and its role in the development of agriculture and commerce in Australia. George Cox has spent all his life breeding, caring for and working with livestock, and has been breeding and showing stud book animals since 1936. Some of the chapters cover: Early Days and Hard Times, The Miserable Thirties, Mice Plagues, The Clydesdale Horse, Some of the Old Studs, Horse Management, Points of a Clydesdale, Clydesdales at Royal Melbourne Shows of the 50s. Allen Brown has provided the continuity & concept of the book (his written dedication). Our Book No: 27105. $60 AUD.

32. Craw, Caroline (1990). The View from the Saddle: Horse Trekking on Banks Peninsula. Banks Peninsula, New Zealand: Caroline Craw. 90 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. This book is about a farm in New Zealand, where the owner runs horse trekking adventures. The author tells some wonderful stories about the horses and the many animals that are part of this great family. The sketches and photos make this a very inspiring story. ISBN: 0473010070. Our Book No: 22694. $22 AUD.

33. Cruse, Beryl; Stewart, libby; Norman, Sue (2005). Mutton Fish: The Surviving Culture of Aboriginal People and Abalone on the South Coast of New South Wales. Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press. 118 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, map, top corner rear cover creased, slight crease rear cover fore-edge & last few pages, light mark flyleaf, minor edgewear corners. This is the story of the Aboriginal people of the south coast of New South Wales. Mutton fish, or abalone, is a subsistence food-easy to find and harvest, rich in energy, and accessible for as long as the beaches are freely open to all. A well-researched history which includes interviews with Koori people who have taken part in traditional as well as modern fishing practices on the south coast of NSW. ISBN: 0855754672. Our Book No: 26845. $20 AUD.

34. Cutlack, F. M. (1980). Breaker Morant: A Horseman who Made History, with a Selection of his Bush Ballads (Reprint ed). Sydney: Ure Smith / Paul Hamlyn. 176 pp. Paperback, very good condition, frontispiece portrait, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. Biography of the Australian horseman & soldier executed by the British during the Boer War in South Africa. Originally published, 1962. ISBN: 0725405376. Our Book No: 5656. $10 AUD.

35. Cuvier, Georges; Pietsch, Theodore W. (editor) (1995). Historical Portrait of the Progress of Ichthyology, from its Origins to Our Own Time (1st ed) [Foundations of Natural History]. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 366 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), tables, figures (including frontispiece), owner's sticker, protected by removable archival plastic sleeve. A classic French text, in English translation, that traces the development of the science of the study of fishes (ichthyology). He also outlines a criteria for classification of fishes. (Taken from the first volume of his 22-volume Histoire Naturelle des Poissons.). ISBN: 0801849144. Our Book No: 12953. $50 AUD.

36. Daley, Paul (2009). Beersheba: A Journey Through Australia's Forgotten War (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 339 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, map, black & white photos, frontispiece drawing, bottom corner flyleaf creased, minor edgewear corners. First edition. About the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade that took part in "last great cavalry charge" in October, 1917. The author travelled from Australia to Israel, from past to present, and from the battlefields to the archives, to write this remarkable story. ISBN: 9780522855999. Our Book No: 28777. $18 AUD.

37. Daristotle, Leighann (editor) (2002). Current Concepts in Clinical Nutrition for Dogs and Cats. Philadelphia: Harcourt Health Communications. 264 pp. Paperback small, spiral binding, very good condition, tables, rear cover lightly scuffed. A handbook for the use of vets, edited by specialists from the IAMS Company of Ohio. Our Book No: 4797. $15 AUD.

38. Easom Smith, H. (1970). Bantams (1st ed) [Pet and Fancy Series]. London: Cassell. 128 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear. A practical and illustrated guide written for enthusiasts of all ages. This helpful book has basic facts for the beginner, and informed suggestions for the professional. ISBN: 030493416X. Our Book No: 20951. $10 AUD.

39. Evans, Polly (2006). On a Hoof and a Prayer: Around Argentina at a Gallop (1st ed). London: Bantam Books. 317 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, minor edgewear. This is the story of the author's journey around Argentina by horse. ISBN: 9780553816792. Our Book No: 24765. $13 AUD.

40. Fraser, Bryce (editor) (1971). Sitting Duck: A True Story (1st ed). London: MacGibbon & Kee. 192 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, faint toning reverse side jacket (edge tears, minor edgewear, small chip top edge rear cover), faint foxing edges, endpapers lightly toned, bottom corners lightly bumped. The true story of Dora, a fresh-water duck who loves salt water, who won the heart of an Australian magazine writer who was alergic to duck feathers. This charming book, with over 50 photos and amusing text, will delight anyone who loved Born Free. ISBN: 0261632264. Our Book No: 24425. $16 AUD.

41. French, Jackie (2005). Chook Book (Reprint ed). Melbourne, Flemington: Aird Books. 119 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings, inside covers & endpapers illustrated, minor edgewear corners. The Australian writer shares the joys of owning your own chooks. There are recipes included. ISBN: 0947214402. Our Book No: 28377. $12 AUD.

42. Gallico, Paul; Lonette, Reisie (illustrator) (1961). Ludmila: A Legend of Liechtenstein. London: Michael Joseph. 44 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings (some full-page), flap clipped jacket, bookshop sticker, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve (Raeco). First small hardback edition. A charming novella for young adults about a cow with great ambitions. She wishes to be the champion milk producer of the year, and lead the procession of herds down the mountainside in the age-old Liechtenstein harvest ceremony. Our Book No: 14529. $10 AUD.

43. Gallico, Paul; Linton, Anne (drawings) & Norfield, Edgar (drawings) (1967). The Snow Goose and the Small Miracle (Reprint ed). London: Penguin Books. 78 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white drawings, edges & pages lightly toned, small crush mark top edge, minor edgewear, owner's written name. Two classic stories for young adults. The first is a moving story of Dunkirk. The second is a delightful classic about a boy and his special donkey named Violetta. Violetta falls ill and the boy is permitted by the Pope to take his donkey into the church where the bones of St. Francis are interred. Beautifully written and hauntingly moving, these two stories - one a love story from the second World War, the other a contemporary fable - are endearing classics of the storyteller's art. ISBN: 0140026819. Our Book No: 27500. $10 AUD.

44. Goodfellow, Adam; Golding, Nicole (2003). Whispering Back (Tales from a Stable in the English Countryside) (1st ed). London: Ebury / Random House. 269 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), colour photos centre spread. This is a beautiful humane story about their stable in the Cotswolds and their special care in support of problem horses; in many cases, this involves changing the habits of the owner as much as the horse. ISBN: 0091882729. Our Book No: 20004. $15 AUD.

45. Graham, Chris (2006). Choosing and Keeping Chickens (Reprint ed). London: Hamlyn / Practical Poultry Magazine. 208 pp. Paperback wide octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour text-photos, corners covers & few pages little creased, edges lightly rubbed, tiny bump top spine, crease rear cover, minor edgewear. This book has information on over 50 of the most popular breeds. There are chapters on feeding, dealing with common ailments to breeding, and taking care of your chickens. ISBN: 9780600614388. Our Book No: 29020. $20 AUD.

46. Grant, Hardie; Brewster, Pam (publisher) (2012). Black Caviar: The Horse that Captured the Hearts of a Nation (1st ed). Melbourne, Richmond: Hardie Grant. Unnum pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear, tiny scuff top spine). Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. This book is a tribute to one of the greatest racehorses in Australian history, a queen of the track who powered into the record books. There are many beautiful photos including the collected insights of racing insiders. She has won every race she has started in - a success record not equalled for over 150 years. She is considered the best sprinter in the world. ISBN: 9781742705385. Our Book No: 26805. $28 AUD.

47. Greenaway, Kate (1974). Mother Goose or the Old Nursery Rhymes (Facsimile ed). City Not Stated: Grant Dahlstrom / Castle Press. 28 pp. Paperback trade, stiffened card covers, stapled (lightly rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, minimal foxing, owner's written name. Originally published in London in 1881. A facsimile edition, dated 1974, reproduced from the copy in the Huntington Library. A small booklet of Kate Greenaway's wonderful children's illustrations and rhymes which will delight children of any age. Our Book No: 22280. $12 AUD.

48. Hamilton, Jill Duchess of (2002). First to Damascus: The Great Ride and Lawrence of Arabia (Reprint ed). Sydney, Roseville: Kangaroo Press. 230 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, black & white photos, front cover little creased, light foxing inside covers, minor foxing edges, minor edgewear corners. This book is about the Great Ride and the taking of Damascus by 12,000 Australian Light Horsemen in 1918. The author tells how Damascus was defended by the same Turkish general who had blocked the Australians at Gallipoli in 1915. The courage, endurance and friendships that enabled the men to cross the desert, and the bond between horse and soldier is written about with care and understanding. The author's father, Robbie Robertson, was a trooper with the 10th Light Horse, and proved to be her inspiration to write about the role of Australians in the Middle East in the First World War. ISBN: 0731810716. Our Book No: 28970. $15 AUD.

49. Hand, Suzanne J. (editor). (1990). Care and Handling of Australian Native Animals: Emergency Care and Captive Management (1st ed). Sydney: Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales / Surrey Beatty & Sons. 210 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, colour photos, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor foxing rear endpapers, minor edgewear, owner's written name & details. This volume contains papers from a symposium held by the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales in 1986 at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. The aim was to promote discussion and interaction between those involved in the captive care and maintenance of Australian native animals. This included foster carers, veterinarians, wildlife officers, zoo and university staff, research scientists and the general public. ISBN: 0949324299. Our Book No: 15065. $24 AUD.

50. Havers, Elinore (1970). Ponies Across the River (1st ed) [Crown Pony Series]. London: Lutterworth Press. 127 pp. Hardback dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), green boards, colour frontispiece, minor foxing edges & few pages, light toning edges & pages, minor edgewear jacket (few edge tears, slight loss spine ends & corners), rear cover corners little bumped, few page corners creased. A novel for young adults about two girls named Vicky and Cathy and their ponies Tomboy and True Blue. Together they solve the mystery of the field full of ponies who disappeared after a few days, then are replaced by other ponies a few days later. Full of excitement, adventure and suspense, and will delight pony lovers of all ages. ISBN: 071881701X. Our Book No: 27680. $10 AUD.

51. Hayes, Mike; McQuillan, Ernie (illustrator) (2000). The Track: The Story of Good Breeding and Bad Behaviour (1st ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 217 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, sepia (brown-coloured) text-photos, corner tips lightly scuffed front cover, small dent rear cover, minor edgewear. In conjunction with the ABC-TV series "The Track", examines an Australian institution - the Australian passion for gambling, and the extent to which the national character has been moulded by betting on "the track" (horse racing). ISBN: 0733308910. Our Book No: 25934. $15 AUD.

52. Herriot, James; Brown, Ruth (illustrator) (1992). Oscar Cat-About-Town (Reprint ed). London: Picture Piper / Pan Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear. A children's picture book (true story), taken from his experience as a rural English vet. ISBN: 0330320661. Our Book No: 20368A. $10 AUD.

53. Hill, Anthony (2005). Animal Heroes: Thrilling True Stories of Animals who have Worked and Played Alongside Australia's Fighting Forces (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Penguin Books. 231 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, illustrated inside front & rear covers, black & white text-photos, colour photos, minor edgewear, crease front cover, small mark top edge. Twenty-one stories about the forgotten heroes of war: animals who have served beside Australian forces. The author has done his own meticulous research to put together the stories in this very special book which will appeal to all ages. Horrie's pawprints inside covers ! ISBN: 9780143003809. Our Book No: 27230. $15 AUD.

54. Holderread, Dave; Sears, Elayne (drawings) (2001). Storey's Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health (Reprint ed) [Storey's Guide to Raising Series]. North Adams, MA: Storey Publishing. 316 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, bottom corner tip title page creased, tiny mark fore-edge, minor edgewear corners. This comprehensive, fully illustrated guide takes you through every step of owning ducks. An essential source for any duck breeder, it provides information on individual breeds, feeding and housing, maximizing egg production, breeding for colour varieties, showing prize-winning ducks, health care and disease prevention. ISBN: 158017258X. Our Book No: 27143. $15 AUD.

55. Holmes a Court, Ethnee; Tansley, Tangea (with) (2003). Heytesbury Stud: An Affair of the Heart (1st ed). Sydney, Smithfield: Gary Allen. 205 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, sepia & colour & black & white photos, reader crease spine, minor edgewear, edges lightly toned. This book is a compelling and very personal account of Holmes a Court family life at their stud, the work that goes in to creating successful horses from scratch, and the many successes and heartbreaks along the way. ISBN: 1877082317. Our Book No: 26364. $17 AUD.

56. Horniman, Joanne; Roennfeld, Robert (illustrator) (1996). Billygoat Goes Wild. Adelaide, Norwood: Omnibus / Scholastic. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, colour illustrations (mostly full-page), tiny dent front cover. A scarce children's picture story about chickens. The beautiful illustrations which Robert Roennfeld has done using conte, coloured pencil, oil paint and pastel on Stonehenge paper make this a wonderful book for children, and adults who like children's books. The simple text will suit all ages. ISBN: 1862912939. Our Book No: 20665. $20 AUD.

57. Horsley, Pea (2010). Heart to Heart: Incredible and Heartwarming Stories From the Woman Who Talks With Animals (1st ed). London: Harper Element. 284 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, spine little creased, minor edgewear. This is the story of a professional animal communicator who tracks lost animals, helps troubled pets and explains how to understand your pet. The author describes the fascinating characters she meets through her inspirational work with many animals. ISBN: 9780007326600. Our Book No: 28980. $15 AUD.

58. Hotaling, Ed (2005). Wink: The Incredible Life and Epic Journey of Jimmy Winkfield (1st ed). New York: McGraw Hill. 336 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, top corner covers bumped, minor edgewear jacket (top corners creased). This book tells the story of Jimmy's rise from humble beginnings as a shoeshine boy in Lexington, Kentucky, to the top of turn-of-the-century American racing. ISBN: 0071418628. Our Book No: 25000. $20 AUD.

59. Humphries, Allan (editor) (1983). Hobby Farming: The First Steps (Reprint ed). Sydney: Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC). 103 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good condition, light foxing edges, crease fore-edge front cover & few pages, minor edgewear. Based on the ABC Radio series. There are a lot of good ideas for anyone interested in hobby farming. ISBN: 0642973830. Our Book No: 25154. $15 AUD.

60. Isaacson, Rupert (2009). The Horse Boy: A Father's Quest to Heal His Son (1st stated ed). New York: Little, Brown & Company. 357 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), colour photos, edges & pages lightly toned, small dent fore-edge rear cover, spine ends lightly bumped, minor edgewear jacket (flap clipped), non-author written dedication. This is the story of Rowan, an American boy who has autism, and his parents who through their love of horses and determination to help their son, travel to Outer Mongolia, to meet the traditional healers there. They discovered that Rowan had connected with a neighbour's horse named Betsy, and soon began to speak and improve remarkably. ISBN: 9780316008235. Our Book No: 27926. $14 AUD.

61. Jack, Felicity (2000). Faithful Friends: A History of Animal Welfare in North Melbourne (1st ed) [Annals of Hotham, Volume 2]. Melbourne: Hotham History Project. 96 pp. Paperback square octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos, few tiny scratches front cover. The history of the Lort Smith Animal Hospital and the Lost Dog's Home, North Melbourne. The dedication and generosity of many people who have devoted their time, money and expertise to welfare of animals is a central part of this important book. ISBN: 0958611114. Our Book No: 20270. $14 AUD.

62. Johnston, Tony; Dixon, John (adaptor) & Burrowes, Geoff (adaptor) (1988). The Man from Snowy River II: The Story of the Film (1st ed). Sydney: Collins Press. 156 pp. Paperback small trade, very good condition, colour & sepia (brown-tinted) photos, tiny scuff spine ends, small rubbed spot flyleaf, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, bookplate inside front cover. The story contained in this novel is based entirely on the screenplay of the film "The Man From Snowy River 2"and has no relationship to the poem "The Man from Snowy River" by A. B. "Banjo" Paterson or any of his other works. This book continues the legend and brings to life again a man whose simple strengths will endure forever. (Bookplate of Victor Crittenden.). ISBN: 0732224217. Our Book No: 28450. $20 AUD.

63. Kearsley, Graeme R. (2007). Thomas Henry Ivers 1889 - 1940: A Sergeant of the Light Horse in Palestine (1st ed). London: Yelsraek Publishing. 248 pp. Paperback large quarto, very good condition, black & white & colour reproductions, frontispiece, few black & white text-photos, one sepia (brown-tinted) photo of the artist, corners rear cover & last several pages creased, top spine little bumped, minor edgewear. A biography of Australian war artist Thomas Henry Ivers. His art has survived in probably not less than 200 sketches, drawings and a few paintings, of which about 77 works are retained in the Australian War Memorial Collection in Canberra. The first chapter provides a background to the earlier life of the artist, up to the second call-up of WW1 in 1915. All others relate to his life and art during and from the period of the Great War through to his later life in Sydney up until his death in 1940. ISBN: 9780954115838. Our Book No: 28844. $50 AUD.

64. Keene, Carolyn (1983). Race Against Time (Australian ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. London / Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 206 pp. Hardback small, very good condition, pictorial cover, full-page black & white drawings, edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. When a valuable racehorse is stolen from Rainbow Ranch, Nancy becomes embroiled in a feud between two strong-willed men. Accusations fly as Nancy is asked to find both the missing horse and the thief. At the same time, Nancy is asked to star in a movie. This is another one of Nancy Drew's intriguing stories full of mystery and adventure. ISBN: 0207147574. Our Book No: 3879. $13 AUD.

65. Keene, Carolyn (2003). The Secret of Shadow Ranch (Reprint ed) [Nancy Drew Mystery Stories]. New York: Grosset & Dunlap. 175 pp. Hardback small octavo, pictorial cover, very good condition, few full-page black & white drawings, frontispiece, bottom corner rear cover & spine ends little bumped. This Nancy Drew mystery is set on a ranch in Phoenix, Arizona. Nancy and her friends Bess and George are going there for a holiday, but as usual they become involved in a baffling mystery involving the haunting of the ranch by a phantom horse. Can they solve this one before someone is hurt? ISBN: 044809505X. Our Book No: 29093. $15 AUD.

66. Lane, Margaret (2001). The Tale of Beatrix Potter. London: Frederick Warne / Penguin Books. 192 pp. Paperback, very good condition, black & white photos centre spread, black & white drawings. Biography of the famous narrator of children's stories, which were mostly about animals, including the famous Peter Rabbitt tales. ISBN: 0723246769. Our Book No: 15870. $10 AUD.

67. Lawrenson, Diana; Huxley, Dee (illustrator) (2011). Paraphernalia's Present (Reprint ed). Sydney: HarperCollins. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. A charming children's picture story about a hen called Paraphernalia and her owner Dottie. Suggested reading age is primary school. The bright life-like illustrations help to bring the story to life. ISBN: 9780733328480. Our Book No: 28977. $12 AUD.

68. Laxon, Sheila (2003). Winning Spirit: Our Own Horse Whisperer. Auckland: Penguin Books. 189 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, cover faintly scuffed, minor edgewear, rubber stamp (review copy). Autobiography of the first New Zealand horse trainer to win the Melbourne Cup. She is celebrated for her unorthodox training methods as a "horse whisperer". ISBN: 0143018779. Our Book No: 11266. $13 AUD.

69. Layden, Joe (2013). The Ghost Horse: A True Story of Love, Death, and Redemption. Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 243 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, few light creases covers, minor edgewear corners. This is a magical story of how a broken horse and a broken man heal each other. This inspiring American true story is about a one-eyed, clubfooted thoroughbred racehorse and a journeyman trainer, Tim Snyder, who scraped together every penny he had to purchase the broken and unwanted filly. He helped the horse to get over its health problems, and named her in part after his deceased wife, Lisa, the great and only love of his life - a bright and sweet-tempered woman whose gentle demeanour seemed eerily reflected in the horse. ISBN: 9781742613178. Our Book No: 27852. $15 AUD.

70. Lester, Alison (2012). The Quicksand Pony. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 154 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A gripping adventure for young adults, set in the Australian bush the author knows so well. In her search for her pony Bella, Biddy unravels a long ago mystery. ISBN: 9781742378008. Our Book No: 25809. $10 AUD.

71. Lewis, Kim (1993). Floss (Reprint ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small oblong quarto, very good plus condition, colour drawings. A delightful children's picture story about a border collie dog who loved to play ball with the children, when she lived in town. Now she lives on a farm and has to work for her keep. The illustrations will appeal to any age. ISBN: 0744520711. Our Book No: 23886. $10 AUD.

72. Linde, Gunnel; Kennedy, Richard (illustrator) & Parker, Anne (translation) (1969). A Pony in the Luggage (Special Australian edition ed). London / Melbourne: J. M. Dent & Sons / Georgian House. 139 pp. Paperback, very good condition, illustrated flexible covers, cloth spine, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, white rear cover little marked, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. This charming story for young adults (used as a chool reader) is about a girl named Anneli and her brother Nicklas who win a horse at the zoo. Their adventures with Danny the small horse make this a great book for older children. The illustrations help to tell the story. (First published in Sweden by Albert Bonniers, Stockholm, under the title "Med Lill-Klas i Kappsacken".). Our Book No: 29103. $20 AUD.

73. Lord, Graham (1997). James Herriot: The Life of a Country Vet (1st ed). London: Headline. 276 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white & colour photos, string bookmark, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First edition. Biography of the famous Scottish-born vet and writer (real name, Alf Wight), who practiced for over 50 years in Yorkshire. ISBN: 0747219753. Our Book No: 10949. $20 AUD.

74. Lunney, Bob (1998). Fifteen Hundred Down the Murranji (Reprint ed). Adelaide: Crawford House. 200 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease fore-edge front cover, light crease cover near spine, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is a well-told tale of a true-life adventure full of drama, conflict, danger, humour and pathos. He begins his story in 1956, when he was 17 years old, and joined a droving team on one of the last epic long-distance cattle drives in Australia, when road-trains were beginning to make such treks obsolete. The story is drawn from notes scribbled in an old exercise book during the trip. ISBN: 1863331417. Our Book No: 28297. $15 AUD.

75. MacKellar, Maggie (2010). When It Rains (A Memoir) (Reprint ed). Sydney: Vintage Books / Random House. 223 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, pages little toned as usual, front cover little creased near spine, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written name title page). The author lost her husband in tragic circumstances (suicide), and then her mother died suddenly of aggressive cancer. She tells her story about moving with her two young children to the family farm in central western New South Wales (NSW). The farm is a healing place for the family, as they battle heat and drought, and become involved with the horses, sheep, ducks and chickens. The family learn to move forward one step at a time. ISBN: 9781741669602. Our Book No: 26073. $15 AUD.

76. Manning, Kristen; Higgins, Roy (foreword) (2007). Fields of Omagh (1st ed). Melbourne: Melbourne Books. 223 pp. Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, few tiny dents & scratches covers. The author tells the amazing story of Fields of Omagh, a very special race horse who won the W. S. Cox Plate - Australia's most prestigious test of equine class - twice. This story goes beyond the race track and tells the tales behind his trainers, vet, owners and the many people who helped get this horse to the track. ISBN: 9781877096969. Our Book No: 26383. $30 AUD.

77. Markham, Beryl (1991). West with the Night (Reprint ed). London: Virago. 293 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages lightly toned, tiny edge tear last page, minor edgewear corners, cover photo differs from stock photo. The spellbinding autobiography of Beryl Markham, aviator, racehorse trainer, fascinating person, and her life in Kenya of the 20s and 30s. ISBN: 0860685411. Our Book No: 22930. $10 AUD.

78. Matthews, Penny; McLean, Andrew (illustrator) (2005). A Year On Our Farm (Reprint ed). Adelaide, Malvern: Omnibus Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small wide quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, few creases covers & spine, some edgewear corners, minor edgewear. A children's picture story about the running of a farm and the seasonal changes. The charming drawings will delight all ages. ISBN: 1862914923. Our Book No: 28739. $12 AUD.

79. Mattingley, Christobel; Mullins, Patricia (1984). The Magic Saddle (1st p/b ed). Sydney: Hodder Headline. Unnum 16 pp. Paperback quarto, stiffened cover, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear corners. Shortlisted for the Children's Council of Australia Picture Book of the Year award. This is a delightful story about a boy named Jonni wanting a rocking horse. The bright colourful illustrations will enchant any age. ISBN: 0340364211. Our Book No: 28339. $10 AUD.

80. McCallum, Fiona (2016). Paycheque: Sometimes You Have to Lose Everything to Find Yourself (Reprint ed). Sydney, Chatswood: Harlequin Mira Books. 368 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This Australian rural romance is set in the rugged beauty of the Adelaide Hills and is centered around horses. By the writer of "Nowhere Else" and The Button Jar Series. ISBN: 9781760373603. Our Book No: 28818. $18 AUD.

81. McCullagh Rennie, Anne (2013). Ride With the Wind. Melbourne: Penguin Books. 388 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, small mark top edge, minor edgewear. A gripping historical novel saga of love, passion and ambition of an unforgettable woman. Set in Australia and Britain. ISBN: 9781921901430. Our Book No: 26377. $20 AUD.

82. McEvoy, John (editor) (2003). The Seabiscuit Story: From the Pages of the Nation's Most Prominent Racing Magazine. Lexington, KY: Eclipse Press. 165 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos. The amazing story of how a small American racehorse in 1938 captured the rapt attention of the American public, more so than even the rise of Hitler. ISBN: 158150098X. Our Book No: 11784. $10 AUD.

83. McFarlane, Annette; McFarlane, Grant (1996). Pig Keeping on a Small Scale. Sydney, Kenthurst: Kangaroo Press. 72 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos centre spread, tables, old price marks. Two pig breeders from Samsonvale, Queensland, detail their own experiences, and the trial and error process that they hope this book will eliminate. They have successfully exported the rare Tamworth pig breed back to England. ISBN: 0864177909. Our Book No: 13384. $25 AUD.

84. McLaren, Glen (2000). Big Mobs: The Story of Australian Cattlemen (1st ed). Perth, Fremantle: Fremantle Arts Centre Press (FACP). 391 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good plus condition, black & white text-photos & drawings, minor edgewear, tiny mark on fore-edge. Published in association with the Research Institute for Cultural Heritage, Curtin University, Perth. Provides Australian stockmen the place they so richly deserve in pastoral and Australian history. From the lonely months on a long cattle drive to the boots they wore and the places they lived in, this comprehensive work provides a fascinating insight into a unique way of life. ISBN: 1863682473. Our Book No: 21922. $18 AUD.

85. McLean, Ken (1984). Tesio: Master of Matings (Introducing a New Method of Breeding the Thoroughbred Racehorse Based on a Study of Frederico Tesio's Techniques). Sydney: Horwitz Grahame. 164 pp. Hardback large quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, charts, minimal foxing endpapers & edges, minor edgewear, minor musty odour, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. An indispensable guide to the planning of thoroughbred racehorse matings, based on the methods of northern Italian breeder Frederico Tesio. Includes chapters on the pedigrees of famous horses such as Ribot and Nearco. ISBN: 0725518065. Our Book No: 12877. $150 AUD.

86. Melson, Gail F. (2001). Why the Wild Things Are: Animals in the Lives of Children (1st ed). Cambridge: Harvard University Press. 236 pp. Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, minor edgewear, faint remainder stripe. Discusses the importance of animals in children's lives. The author shows how animals enrich the lives and learning abilities of children. A very special book which would be of interest to all animal lovers. ISBN: 0674017528. Our Book No: 20805. $15 AUD.

87. Melzer, Werner; Berghoff, Walter (drawings) & Kimber, Rita & Robert (translation) (1989). Beekeeping: A Complete Owner's Manual: Buying Bees, Management, Rearing, Honey Production. Hauppauge, NY: Barron's Educational. 70 pp. Paperback wide trade, very good plus condition, colour text-photos, black & white drawings, minor edgewear. A practical guide for the novice beekeeper. Contains a special section: The beekeeper's yearly work cycle. Answers questions about: housing, behavior, health, breeding and much more. There are more than 50 drawings and colour photos. ISBN: 0821040899. Our Book No: 20926. $10 AUD.

88. Mitchell, Elyne; Huxtable, Grace (illustrator) (1962). Kingfisher Feather (1st ed). London: Hutchinson. 224 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), flap clipped jacket, some light foxing (page & jacket edges, endpapers), owner's written name, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. First and only edition. This Australian novel follows on from the Silver Brumby series set in the "brumby country" (wild horses) of the Snowy Mountains region of Australia. The Dane twins are fascinated by a two-wheeled open carriage, driven by an ancient Aboriginal woman, who imparts astonishing information from the Dream Time. (Jacket and drawings by Grace Huxtable. Anthony Horderns sticker.). Our Book No: 14497. $25 AUD.

89. Mitchell, Elyne; Ambrus, Victor (illustrator) (1973). Silver Brumby Whirlwind (1st ed). Melbourne: Hutchinson of Australia. 128 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), top edge lightly foxed, jacket lightly marked & scratched (small scuff mark spine), minor edgewear. First edition. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is the fifth book in the series. Thowra, the magnificent silver stallion, meets up with a filly, and must fight to make her his own. ISBN: 0091152704. Our Book No: 3703. $40 AUD.

90. Mitchell, Elyne (1983). Chauvel Country: The Story of a Great Australian Pioneering Family. Melbourne: Macmillan. 299 pp. Hardback dustjacket, cancelled EX-LIBRARY (front endpaper rubber stamps, little annotation, label remnants, embossed cloth cover), good plus condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white photos, speckled edges, map, spine moderately faded jacket (tape marks reverse side - covered by stickers), internally excellent. Elyne Mitchell is the author of the popular Silver Brumby novels for young adults. She is the daughter of General Sir Harry Chauvel of the Light Horse. This autobiographical book is the history of a family who came to Australia (from France via England) as pioneers, of individual members of that family, soldiers and sailors, who fought their battles in the far places of the Empire. There are memories of the WW1 (and her heroic father), and later memories of the Australian bush, snow-capped mountains, and the lonely years of WW2 when she ran her property while her husband was a prisoner of the Japanese in Changi. ISBN: 0333356365. Our Book No: 13822. $20 AUD.

91. Mitchell, Elyne (1995). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby. Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, corner creased front & rear covers, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381A. $10 AUD.

92. Mitchell, Elyne (2005). A Brumby Story: Dancing Brumby (Reprint ed). Sydney: Bluegum / Angus & Robertson. 157 pp. Paperback small, very good condition, copy 1. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. The story of a little blue roan foal with the strange misshapen legs, who dances like an angel. Dandaloo fears for her little foal's safety, and with others, leads him up into the highest mountains. ISBN: 020718917X. Our Book No: 10381. $12 AUD.

93. Mitchell, Elyne; Power, Margaret (illustrator) (2003). The Silver Brumby: Wild Echoes Ringing (Reprint ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 259 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, sticker marks rear cover, minor edgewear. A novel for young adults about Australia's wild horses. This is the first book in the series, and includes the last story written by Elyne Mitchell, Wild Echoes Ringing. ISBN: 0207198634. Our Book No: 26949. $15 AUD.

94. Mitchell, Gregory; Gallagher, Michael (illustrator) (1981). The Bush Horseman: The Horsemanship of the Australian Outback (1st ed). Sydney: A. H. & A. W. Reed. 80 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white drawings, base spine lightly rubbed, faint foxing reverse side jacket (small closed tear), faint foxing top edge, sticker mark rear pastedown. This book re-introduces the real Australian bush horseman. The book covers the history, horsemanship, saddles and other special equipment, his horses, his achievements, his tricks, his working techniques, and above all a preservation of his memory. ISBN: 0589502751. Our Book No: 25688. $20 AUD.

95. Montgomery, Sy (2006). The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 241 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, remainder mark. This is a story about a very special pig in New Hampshire. This book celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, from his infancy to hog heaven in his rural home. ISBN: 034090965X. Our Book No: 25322. $14 AUD.

96. Morpurgo, Michael (2007). War Horse. New York: Scholastic Press. 165 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages faintly toned, minor edgewear jacket (jacket little marked). Novel for young adults about a very special farm horse named Joey and his owner Albert. Joey went to WW1, and had many adventures before he and his owner, a young man by the name of Albert, found each other and returned to farm life in Britain. ISBN: 9780439796637. Our Book No: 28354. $14 AUD.

97. Newby, Jonica (1997). The Pact for Survival: Humans and their Animal Companions (1st ed) [Later title: The Animal Attraction]. Sydney: ABC Books. 280 pp. Paperback, good plus condition, edges lightly foxed. Based on the latest research and interviews, presents a careful analysis of the pros and cons of pet-keeping (eg, cats and dogs), specifically the health benefits of animal-human communication. Associated with the ABC Science Show series "Animal Friends". ISBN: 0733305814. Our Book No: 7929. $10 AUD.

98. Nister, Ernest (1979). Revolving Pictures: A Reproduction from an Antique Book (Reprint ed). London: Collins. Unnum 12 pp. Hardback small quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour illustrations, corners lightly bumped. All six pictures have their ribbon tabs in place which is unusual for this style of book. The original Revolving Pictures book was published in 1892 by Ernest Nister of London. This reproduction features the unique changing pictures, the delicate illustrations and the delightful verses from the original book. A charming children's picture story about animals sure to delight children of all ages. ISBN: 0001956477. Our Book No: 22942. $15 AUD.

99. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 1. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889. $10 AUD.

100. O'Reilly, Bernard; Cameron-Smith, Barbara (illustrator) (1996). Folly. Sydney: Envirobook. 47 pp. Paperback trade, laminated card covers, as new condition, black & white drawings (many full-page), copy 2. A delightful and humorous story for young adults about a young foal's introduction to its world on a farm in the Australian bush. Not previously published, the story was originally written by Bernard O'Reilly from the battlefields of North Africa during WW2, in episodes to his young daughter Rhelma at home in Australia. Barbara Cameron-Smith's wonderful illustrations capture Folly's personality and reactions to the creatures she meets. (1 of 2 available copies.). ISBN: 0858811464. Our Book No: 20889A. $10 AUD.

101. Oakley, Graham (1984). The Church Mouse (Reprint ed). London: Papermac / Macmillan Children's. Unnum 36 pp. Paperback oblong quarto, very good condition, colour drawings, minor edgewear, owner's written name. A charming children's picture story about Arthur the church mouse, and Sampson the church cat. ISBN: 0333235762. Our Book No: 3900. $14 AUD.

102. Odgers, Sally; Reece, James (2000). Millie and the Horses. Sydney: Scholastic. 32 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour drawings. Children's story based on the mascots of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games: Syd (a platypus), Millie (echidna) and Olly (kookaburra). There is a problem in the stables of the Australian equestrian team. The horses are not happy and not performing. So Millie is called in to sort things out. ISBN: 1865040797. Our Book No: 11905. $12 AUD.

103. Oldfield, Jenny (2008). Wild Horses (Reprint ed) [The Horses of Half Moon Ranch]. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky. 153 pp. Paperback trade, very good plus condition, black & white drawings. This is a story for young adults about a girl named Kirstie who lives for horses. While leading a horse trek through Miner's Ridge there is a sudden storm which causes a landslide, trapping her alone in Dead Man's Canyon with a herd of wild horses. Can she save the injured stallion and find a way out of the canyon? A great story for horse lovers. ISBN: 9781402213274. Our Book No: 28068. $10 AUD.

104. Orwell, George (2000). Animal Farm: A Fairy Story (Reprint ed) [Penguin classics]. London: Penguin Books. 113 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, cover design differs from stock photo. Satirical novel about tyranny and corruption in society, based on animals taking over a farm. Originally published in 1945. ISBN: 0141182709. Our Book No: 3427B. $10 AUD.

105. Owen, Bryn (1990). Owen Roscomyl and the Welsh Horse (1st ed). Caernarfon, Wales: Palace Books. 72 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, small scuff mark fore-edge rear cover, small stain fore-edge last few pages & inside rear cover, owner's written initials & date bottom corner front flyleaf. Biographical notes on the life of Lt. Colonel Arthur Owen Vaughan, DSO, OBE, DCM., Welsh nationalist and adventurer, together with a short history of the Regiment which was his brainchild, and which rendered such distinguished service in the Great War of 1914-1918. Cowboy, gold miner, hunter, soldier, novelist, historian, playwright, manager of the Welsh National Drama Company. The author tells the story of this remarkable Welshman and, how he raised, almost single-handed, the Regiment of Welsh Horse Yeomanry at the beginning of WW1. Our Book No: 23023. $20 AUD.

106. Page, Michael; Ingpen, Robert (illustrator) (1984). The Great Bullocky Race (1st ed). Melbourne: Hill of Content. 55 pp. Hardback small quarto, no jacket, very good condition, full-page colour drawings, black & white drawings, spine lightly faded, light foxing bottom edge last few pages. This children's picture story is about Donald MacDonald and his daughter Alice the girl bullocky, and Foxy Murphy and his son Young Wally, who had a bullock race between Swan Hill on the River Murray and the seaport of Robe in South Australia. The story of their adventures as they and their bullock teams contested the longest bullock race ever run in Australia. ISBN: 0855721391. Our Book No: 27824. $15 AUD.

107. Perry, Roland (2009). The Australian Light Horse: The Magnificent Australian Force and Its Decisive Victories in Arabia in World War 1 (1st ed). Sydney: Hachette. 550 pp. Hardback thick octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear jacket. This is the story of the men of the Australian Light Horse, and the important part they played in the fighting in the Middle East during World War 1 (WW1). The horses were first raised during the Boer War, and many men from the outback who knew how to survive and fight in hot and dry country - and to bond with their horses - were attracted to the Light Horse. Their story is told with colour and authority, bringing their exploits to life. ISBN: 9780733622724. Our Book No: 27915. $30 AUD.

108. Perry, Roland (2012). Bill the Bastard: The Story of Australia's Greatest War Horse (Reprint ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 274 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This is the story of a special horse whose name was a term of endearment rather than an insult. No one could ride him but one man - Major Michael Shanahan. They shared a bond, and Bill saved the Major and four of his men on one occasion. Bill became a legend, a symbol of the courage and unbreakable will of the Anzacs. ISBN: 9781743312629. Our Book No: 28589. $16 AUD.

109. Petersen, Gwen (2009). Everything I Know About Life I Learned from My Horse (1st ed). Minneapolis: Voyageur Press. 224 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. The author tells some hilarious tales that every horse lover will like. ISBN: 9780760336908. Our Book No: 27129. $10 AUD.

110. Pfungst, Oskar; Rosenthal, Robert (editor) (1965). Clever Hans: The Horse of Mr von Osten [Henry Holt Editions in Psychology]. New York: Holt, Rinehart Winston. 274 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, minimal cancelled EX-LIBRARY, very good condition, black & white photo frontispiece, edges lightly foxed, owner's written name title page. The curious story of a German horse who could do arithmetical calculations by tapping his hoof. Pfungst, a psychology student, investigated and found Hans was responding to subtle cues from his owner. A classic book on the power of the scientific method in investigating strange phenomena. Our Book No: 13278. $20 AUD.

111. Pierson, Melissa Holbrook (2001). Dark Horses & Black Beauties: Animals, Women, a Passion. London: Granta Books. 254 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), decorative black & white text-photos. In a phenomenon too prevalent to be mere chance, little girls all over the Western world wake one day to find themselves completely taken over by the love of all things equine. Melissa was one of those horse-crazy girls who later returned to riding with a new appreciation for the nature of horses. Melding memoir, sociology, history, anecdote, and a bit of prose poetry, this book delves beneath the shallow hypotheses explaining women's connection to horses to look at how this communication with another animal opens us up to a new apprehension of the larger "natural" world. ISBN: 1862074224. Our Book No: 14940. $14 AUD.

112. Pockley, L. A. (1975). A Handbook for Jackeroos: Volume 1 (1st stated ed). Sydney: Pastoral Review Australia. 239 pp. Hardback small, no jacket, green boards, gilt lettering cover & spine, good plus condition, tiny tear near spine, light foxing edges, edges & pages lightly toned. This little handbook aims to make available in simple note form some aspects of over 30 years experience. It is designed to help those who may be considering, or who are already starting, on a career in agriculture, particularly in farm operation and management. The author is a successful property manager, livestock breeder and trainer of jackeroos, a recognised judge of both Merino sheep and beef cattle, and a qualified veterinarian. Our Book No: 25739. $13 AUD.

113. Pollard, David; Cavaye, Jim (1996). Managing Small Herds of Beef Cattle (Reprint ed) [Information Series]. Brisbane: Department of Primary Industries Queensland. 113 pp. Paperback trade, card covers, very good plus condition, black & white photos & drawings, tables, figures, corrective bookplate, printed on recycled paper. This book provides practical and easy-to-follow advice about all aspects of small-scale beef production, property planning, selecting a production system, cattle breeds, cattle management, animal health, selling to a market, calculating profits. The book emphasises the need to manage properties in a responsible and sustainable way. It discusses property development and advises on improvements such as roads, fences and yards. Small-scale cattle producers, students, agribusiness people and agricultural advisers will find it useful. ISBN: 0724239251. Our Book No: 22171. $15 AUD.

114. Potts, H. W. (1910). Pigs and Their Management (1st ed). Sydney: Department of Agriculture New South Wales / William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer. 182 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, grey cloth covers, black & white drawings & photos, figures, rear cloth cover little flecked & soiled, endpapers toned, pages lightly toned, light foxing some pages & edges, spine faded, cover corners & spine ends little worn & bumped, tiny tears top spine at cover joins, owner's written name & date. This charming old and well-loved book is all about pig farming. There are many photos and plans on how to set up the sties to keep the pigs happy. With chapters on Construction of Sties by A. Brooks, and Diseases of the Pig by the Veterinary Officers of the Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture. This is a great addition to any rural book collection. Our Book No: 28156. $30 AUD.

115. Potts, H. W. (1917). Pigs and Their Management (2nd ed). Sydney: Department of Agriculture New South Wales / William Applegate Gullick, Government Printer. 192 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket, good condition, original pictorial papered boards, black & white drawings & photos, figures, front free endpaper removed, boards sunned and marked, endpapers toned & lightly foxed, pages lightly toned (light foxing some pages), fore-edge flecked, spine faded, cover corners & spine ends little worn & bumped, small tear fore-edge two pages, slight loss fore-edge one page. Second edition. This charming old and well-loved book is all about pig farming. There are many photos and plans on how to set up the sties to keep the pigs happy. With chapters on Construction of Sties by A. Brooks, and Diseases of the Pig by the Veterinary Officers of the Stock Branch, Department of Agriculture. This is a great addition to any rural book collection. Our Book No: 29013. $30 AUD.

116. Press-McKenzie, Carolyn (2015). Animal Magic: My Journey to Save Thousands of Animals. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 247 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. This book is the inspiring story of the author's work with animals. HUHA (Helping You Help Animals) is a thriving network that rehabilitates and rehomes domestic and farm animals and wildlife all over the country. It is New Zealand's leading no-kill shelter. ISBN: 9781877505485. Our Book No: 28637. $16 AUD.

117. Pullein-Thompson, Christine; Rowe, Eric (drawings) (1997). Phantom Horse Goes to Scotland (Reprint ed) [Phantom Horse Series, no 5]. London: Award Publications. 162 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings. Young adults fiction. An air of mystery hangs over the idyllic Scottish island where Jean takes Phantom with her on holiday. Why have most of the inhabitants left, and the horses secretly flown to the tiny landing strip? Jean and Phantom discover the answer and once again find themselves plunged into a difficult and dangerous adventure. ISBN: 0861638484. Our Book No: 25073. $10 AUD.

118. Pullein-Thompson, Christine; Rowe, Eric (drawings) (1997). Phantom Horse Comes Home (Reprint ed) [Phantom Horse Series, no 2]. London: Award Publications. 164 pp. Hardback small octavo, no jacket as issued, very good plus condition, pictorial cover, black & white drawings. Young adults fiction. Jean learns that her family is returning to England from America, What will become of Phantom the wild palomino horse she has captured and tamed? How will he settle into a new country? ISBN: 0861638441. Our Book No: 25211. $10 AUD.

119. Putland, Helen (1998). Duck Keeping for Beginners. Sydney: Kangaroo Press. 46 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, drawings, colour photos, few page corner tips creased (bookmarks), minor edgewear & marking. A quirky little fun but practical book about all aspects of keeping ducks for pleasure, and perhaps a little profit. How to feed, house and breed ducks, how to keep them clean, and how they can coexist with hens and geese. Her infectious love for these waddling creatures is readily apparent. ISBN: 0864179634. Our Book No: 15484. $14 AUD.

120. Rees, Leslie; Hutchings, illustrator (1971). Digit Dick and the Lost Opals. Sydney: Paul Hamlyn. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback folio, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear. Children's picture story. One of Digit Dick's adventures in Central Australia, here teamed up with Aboriginal friend Wirra. Incorporates distinctive Australian themes such as harsh outback, goannas, kangaroos, and the Flying Doctor. ISBN: 0600070395. Our Book No: 13936. $20 AUD.

121. Retter, Catharine; Klinner, Kerry (2003). The Sunday Telegraph Pet of the Year Annual. Sydney: Citrus Press. 120 pp. Paperback small square quarto, very good condition, full-page colour photos, minor edgewear. This is an irresistible book, full of funny, outrageous, lovable and cheeky photographs, collected from the best-of-the-best of 13,000+ entries from one the Sunday Telegraph's most popular competitions, Pet of the Year. This is a very special book for animal lovers of all ages. Text by Retter, design by Klinner. ISBN: 0975102303. Our Book No: 20798. $15 AUD.

122. Retzlaff, Mandy (2013). One Hundred and Four Horses: A Memoir of Farm and Family, Africa and Exile (Reprint ed) [104 Horses]. London: William Collins. 276 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, remainder strip bottom edge. This is the story of a family living in Africa, love of the land, and the bond between man and horse. ISBN: 9780007498741. Our Book No: 28055. $15 AUD.

123. Riach, George (1964). Thirty-Five Years of Sheephearding [35 Years of Sheepherding]. New York: Reflection / Carlton Press. 48 pp. Hardback small, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), top edge jacket small tears & lightly faded, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Note: Jacket title differs from title page. Autobiography of a farmer in the American West in the early 1900s. Our Book No: 2073. $25 AUD.

124. Richards, Susan (2008). Chosen by a Horse: How a Broken Horse Fixed a Broken Heart (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. 248 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, crease top corner front cover, internally excellent. A beautiful story about a special relationship between the author and a wonderful horse named Lay Me Down. ISBN: 9781863256346. Our Book No: 22346. $13 AUD.

125. Ritson, Janie (2011). Hoping for a Home: How a Woman With a Big Heart Gave New Lives to Animals in Need. London: HarperCollins. 276 pp. Paperback, very good condition, spine little creased, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. A very special collection of stories about the rollercoaster ride of working for an animal charity. The author writes about a lovesick macaw, a sheep who thinks she's a dog, an abused Doberman whose heroism moves her carers to tears, and her days that are filled with laughter and tears as she learns just how wonderful animals are. ISBN: 9780007378913. Our Book No: 28484. $12 AUD.

126. Roberts, Monty (1996). The Man Who Listens to Horses (Reprint ed). London: Hutchinson. 309 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket, protected by removable semiarchival plastic sleeve. Autobiography of America's famous horse whisperer. ISBN: 0091802067. Our Book No: 25068. $15 AUD.

127. Roberts, Monty (1999). Shy Boy: The Horse that Came in From the Cold. London & Sydney: HarperCollins. 239 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, crease top corner rear cover, minor edgewear corners, owner's written name. The beautiful story of Shy Boy, a very special horse and the close bond between author and horse. ISBN: 0002571064. Our Book No: 8348. $18 AUD.

128. Roberts, Tom (1985). Horse Control and the Bit (7th ed). Adelaide, Richmond: T. A. & P. R. Roberts. 132 pp. Hardback wide octavo, dustjacket, good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white text-photos & drawings, spine little faded jacket, tide marks front cover jacket & base several rear pages (previous water contact now dry), otherwise excellent. By equestrian expert and former trainer of the South Australian mounted police. The author brings his military, dressage, and traditional Australian methods to bear on an extremely detailed discussion of bits for sensitive horse control. The author was originally trained by horse expert Franz Mairinger. ISBN: 0959941304. Our Book No: 14965. $15 AUD.

129. Roth, Melinda (2013). The Mustang: A Wild Horse, A Writer on the Run, and the Power of the Unexpected (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Pan Macmillan. 246 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour photos centre spread, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear corners. The American author from Illinois writes vividly, movingly, and often humorously of the chaos that descended into her life. The wild mustang, broken but not bowed, his restless spirit propelling him to escape the fences and pens that enclose him. Ultimately the author and the mustang, both fiercely independent characters provide the catalyst for the other's life-changing and life-affirming decisions. This is a beautiful story of the power of healing. ISBN: 9781742614342. Our Book No: 28370. $18 AUD.

130. Ruhen, Olaf (1967). Corcoran's the Name (1st ed). Sydney: Angus & Robertson. 160 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), small edge tears jacket (minor edgewear). First edition. The many adventures of a 16-year-old boy who travels around Australia with his bright bay mare. Ages 11 years and up will enjoy this linked series of short stories for young adults previously published in Saturday Evening Post and other magazines. Our Book No: 20121. $12 AUD.

131. Schoen, Allen M. (2001). Kindred Spirits: How the Remarkable Bond Between Humans and Animals Can Change the Way We Live (1st Australian ed). Sydney: Random House. 280 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint toning edges, minor edgewear. Treating animals just as any healer would treat human beings, Allen Schoen has become one of America's most celebrated veterinarians. This book shares the transformative power of Schoen's remarkable complementary methods, and his vision for a society in which we will cease to be owner and pet, human and animal, but are simply respected companions. ISBN: 1740510976. Our Book No: 12066. $18 AUD.

132. Scott, Roy (1966). Horse of Course: A Book for the True Horse Lover. Victoria: Roy Scott / Printed by Pax Printers & Publishers. 160 pp. Paperback, thin card covers, red cloth spine, good condition, black & white text-photos, stain top edge, minor annotation cover & single page, covers lightly marked, front cover corners creased (scuff mark), tiny tear fore-edge few pages, corner tips little worn few pages, minor edgewear. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue.) This book for young adults is a short commentary of the first 60 years of this horseman's life. The author aims to inspire in young people of pony clubs a true love for this wonderful animal. Our Book No: 25429. $18 AUD.

133. Serpell, James (1986). In the Company of Animals (Reprint ed). Oxford: Basil Blackwell. 215 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, minor edgewear jacket (small closed tear, faint foxing reverse side, edgewear), edges lightly foxed & toned. This book traces the phenomena of pet-keeping across cultures and through history. Explains why we become so attached to our pets. ISBN: 0631145362. Our Book No: 3522. $15 AUD.

134. Serpell, James (editor) (1988). Companion Animals in Society: Report of a Working Party of the Council for Science and Society. Oxford: Council for Science and Society / Oxford University Press. 78 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, edges & prelim pages foxed, corner lightly creased front cover. This report provides an valuable unbiased view of the role of companion animals in contemporary British society. Topics covered include: history of companion animals, their numbers, legal status, welfare, impact on the economy, value as social partners, problems created, and ethical issues. ISBN: 0198576978. Our Book No: 12983. $15 AUD.

135. Sewell, Anna (1984). Black Beauty [Puffin Classics]. London: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. 208 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition. ISBN: 0140350063. Our Book No: 3059. $10 AUD.

136. Sewell, Anna (2001). Black Beauty [Scholastic Classics]. New York: Scholastic Inc. 245 pp. Paperback, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, top edge slightly toned. As a young horse, Black beauty is well-loved and happy, but when his owner is forced to sell him, his life changes drastically. He has many owners - some cruel and some kind. He really wants someone to love him again. This is a classic tale for children and young adults, originally published in 1877. ISBN: 0439228905. Our Book No: 22961. $10 AUD.

137. Short, Bryan F. (1964). The Story of Australian Wool. Sydney: Readabout Books. 30 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled pamphlet (staples rusted), very good condition, colour drawings, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear, owner's written name & date. The colourfully illustrated story of sheep and woolgrowing in Australia. From a series of books for children and young adults that aim to bring Australia to life. Our Book No: 7146. $10 AUD.

138. Sibley, Irena (1996). The Bilbies First Easter (Reprint ed). Sydney: Silver Gum Press. 28 pp. Paperback quarto, stapled, very good condition, full-page colour plates, front cover corner & few pages little creased, minor edgewear. Children's picture story: their farm was baked dry by drought - but with the help of the bilbies, William makes an Easter surprise magical. (The colour plates were made using tempera and gouache on handmade paper with sable brushes.). ISBN: 1875843124. Our Book No: 2139. $12 AUD.

139. Singer, Peter (1999). Ethics Into Action: Henry Spira and the Animal Rights Movement. Melbourne, Carlton: Melbourne University Press (MUP). 222 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, minor edgewear. A biography of animal rights activist Henry Spira. This book tells the inspiring story of a lifelong activist, whose creativity and careful thought about strategies for change will serve as a model for activists fighting injustice in a wide range of causes. ISBN: 0522848745. Our Book No: 20842. $13 AUD.

140. Sirius (1940). The Animal Lover: Book of the Animal Welfare League Victoria. [Melbourne]: W. Cruickshank (Printer) / Animal Welfare League of Victoria. 216 pp. Paperback trade, good condition, concealed staples (rusted), thin card covers, black & white text-photos, black & white adverts, pages lightly toned, bottom corner front cover removed, minimal insect damage spine & few page edges, tiny loss spine (ends rubbed), white background rear cover lightly toned, light foxing edges, light stain first page, edgewear. (Estimated date, 1940, Monash University Library catalogue.) This book is edited by "Sirius", writer on kennel topics in "The Argus" newspaper. The Animal Welfare League of Victoria was formed in 1929 at Toorak, Victoria. The many photos make this a collectable book for animal lovers. Our Book No: 28944. $30 AUD.

141. Sly, Debby; Houghton, Kit (photos) (1999). Riding a Horse: Practical Handbook (1st thus ed). London: Sebastian Kelly / Anness Publishing. 160 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos (few full-page), base spine lightly bumped, minor edgewear. A comprehensive and authoritative companion to horseriding techniques. There is clear advice on all the basics of horsemanship from tacking up to achieving a good seat. The step-by-step instructions are straightforward with over 500 diagrams and full-colour photos. ISBN: 1840812427. Our Book No: 28663. $15 AUD.

142. Smythe, R. H. (1965). The Mind of the Horse (1st ed). London: Country Life Limited. 123 pp. Hardback octavo, jacket missing, very good condition, figures, black & white photos, flyleaf faintly creased. First edition. Classic book on horses, written by the Examiner in Surgery to the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1937 - 1959. A wonderful warm book for all horse lovers. Our Book No: 21463. $10 AUD.

143. Stanton, Doug (2009). Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of U.S. Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan (1st ed). New York: Scribner. 393 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos, edges & pages faintly toned. This book is a dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Well researched and nicely written. The author interviewed more than 100 participants and walked every inch of the battleground. ISBN: 9781416580515. Our Book No: 28341. $20 AUD.

144. Stow, Randolph; Steadman, Ralph (illustrator) (1984). Midnite: The Story of a Wild Colonial Boy (Reprint ed). London: Bodley Head. 111 pp. Hardback small wide octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), few black & white drawings, light foxing edges, minor edgewear jacket (minor foxing reverse side), top corners covers lightly bumped. A hundred years ago in Western Australia there lived a boy called Midnite. He was all alone in the world except for five animals - a cow called Dora, a horse called Red Ned, a cockatoo called Major, a sheepdog called Gyp and a very wise Siamese cat called Khat. This adventure story for young adults will appeal to anyone from eight upwards. ISBN: 0370308174. Our Book No: 28627. $15 AUD.

145. Stumpf, George (1800). An Essay on the Practical History of Sheep in Spain, and of the Spanish Sheep in Saxony, Anhalt Dessau &c. (1st English ed). Dublin: Dublin Society / Printer: Graisberry & Campbell. 277 pp. Hardback (21.2 x 13.5 cm), rebound heritage cover (patterned leatherette spine, marbled boards, gilt spine lettering & bands), new endpapers, very good condition, black & white drawings, minimal foxing edges. First English edition. A scarce agricultural book, mainly by Stumpf but including essays by other agriculturalists, about the history and features of the Spanish (merino) sheep - upon which Australia's stock was originally based. Apart from Spain, the book also covers Germany, Sweden and America. This is the English translation (slightly condensed) of a German-language book, originally published in Leipsick (Leipzig), 1785. Contains textual reproductions of nine plates at the rear (numbered III - IX, XXI - XXII). AE 226-301. Our Book No: 12603. $450 AUD.

146. Summerhays, R. S. (1969). The Observer's Book of Horses and Ponies (Revised, reprint ed). London: Frederick Warne. 267 pp. Hardback very small, dustjacket, very good condition (in good plus dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket (corners lightly clipped). Revised edition. Describing over 130 breeds and varieties, with 95 illustrations. ISBN: 0723200513. Our Book No: 2268. $10 AUD.

147. Sussmann, Christel; Submann, Christel; Thiele, Herbert (illustrator) (1976). Billy Comes Home [Children's World Picture Story Books]. Sydney: Pergamon Press. 24 pp. Hardback oblong quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, flyleaf top corner tip clipped. This is a beautiful children's picture story from Germany about a farmer and his very special relationship with his horse. A truly delightful story from children of all ages. ISBN: 0080210929. Our Book No: 20074. $13 AUD.

148. Tangye, Derek; Tangye, Jean (drawings) (1996). The Story of The Minack Chronicles, Comprising: Time as Mine, A Gull on the Roof, A Cat in the Window (Reprint ed). London: Warner Books. 535 pp. Paperback thick, very good condition, black & white drawings, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, light creases covers. This anthology brings together in one volume three classic books that began a legend. "Time Was Mine" is Derek Tangye's account of his journey round the world as a young man. The first two of his classic Cornwall books are also included here. ISBN: 0751510882. Our Book No: 23491. $15 AUD.

149. Thiele, Colin; Kynoch, David (photographer) (1978). Blue Fin (1st film ed). Adelaide: Rigby Opal. 128 pp. Paperback trade, glossy card covers, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, tiny mark fore-edge. Film-tie-in edition. Novel for young adults about life aboard a tuna-fishing boat off the South Australian coast. ISBN: 0727009958. Our Book No: 1151. $10 AUD.

150. Trout, Nick (2009). Tell Me Where It Hurts: A Day of Humour, Healing and Hope in My Life as an Animal Surgeon (Reprint ed). Sydney: Hachette. 286 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. American animal surgeon provides a fascinating look at the comedy and drama, difficulties and rewards involved with loving and healing animals. ISBN: 9780733624933. Our Book No: 26687. $10 AUD.

151. Trout, Nick (2013). The Patron Saint of Lost Dogs. Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 337 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, minor edgewear. This book is a tale of new beginnings, forgiveness, and the American vet who finally finds his way home. He has a lot of help from his animal patients who help him to heal. ISBN: 9781743316627. Our Book No: 28100. $15 AUD.

152. Turner, Gwenda (1998). The Pony Club (1st ed). Auckland: Penguin Books. Unnum 22 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, poster inside rear cover, colour drawings, minor edgewear, sticker mark front cover. A delightful children's picture story from New Zealand about a day at the pony club. Lovely watercolour drawings. Includes pony poster. ISBN: 0140564373. Our Book No: 25105. $15 AUD.

153. Upfield, Arthur (1994). Man of Two Tribes. Melbourne: Hinkler Books. 216 pp. Paperback small, good plus condition, pages lightly toned, edges & endpapers lightly foxed, corner rear cover lightly creased, minor edgewear. Classic Australian crime fiction, set in the forbidding Nullarbor Plains, starring Aboriginal detective Napoleon Bonaparte. Myta Thomas has walked off the train into the desert. With two camels and a dog, he sets off to search for her and finds more than he bargains for. ISBN: 0207185816. Our Book No: 3747. $15 AUD.

154. Upfield, Arthur; Valencia, Michele (translator) (1998). The Melbourne Cup Mystery [French language]. La Tour d'Aigues: Editions de l'Aube. 221 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, loose wraparound label, minor edgewear corners. This novel by Arthur Upfield, initially published in 1933, was inspired by the strange death of Phar Lap of horseracing fame. This is a scarce French language edition. ISBN: 2876784580. Our Book No: 14793. $40 AUD.

155. Van Garderen, Ilse (1993). Winter Bacon: The Story of a Little Pig (1st ed). Montville, QLD: Walter McVitty Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback small quarto, very good condition, colour illustrations, minor edgewear. Everyone in Matya's family, including Ponti the sheepdog, has a job to do, but how can a little pig be useful around a farm? This is a delightful children's story with a very good ending. The author was born in Australia, but spent her childhood in the Netherlands. ISBN: 0949183865. Our Book No: 22952. $20 AUD.

156. Viggers, Karen (2014). The Grass Castle (1st ed). Sydney, Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin. 407 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, tiny mark bottom edge, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. Australian novel about two remarkable women and their stories of courage, forgiveness and acceptance. Set in the high country, with horses, cattle and stockmen bringing the story together. The author has written a sweeping rural epic that shows the strength which resides in everyone. ISBN: 9781743317723. Our Book No: 28342. $15 AUD.

157. Von Ammon, Helen; Mauterer, Erin (illustrator) (1994). How to Spin a Rabbit (1st ed). San Francisco: Doodlebug Books. Unnum 28 pp. Paperback oblong, very good condition, single-colour drawings, minor edgewear. Delightful children's story about three angora rabbits. Chandon tells about her life with her two rabbit pals Pooff and BunBun and their special carer, Helen. This very special story will appeal to all ages. It is an educational and amusing story, and the drawings are charming. ISBN: 0964775646. Our Book No: 22235. $15 AUD.

158. Walters, Celeste; Mullins, Patricia (illustrator) (2008). Only a Donkey (Reprint ed). Melbourne: Puffin Books / Penguin Books. Unnum 32 pp. Paperback quarto, as new condition, full-page colour drawings. A children's picture story about a very special donkey. The beautiful crayon and wash with photo montage bring the animals to life. This uplifting story of humility, courage and compassion weaves in the heroic Anzac legend of Simpson and his Donkey. (1 if 2 available copies.). ISBN: 9780734310125. Our Book No: 22995. $10 AUD.

159. Wendt, Marlitt (2011). Trust Instead of Dominance: Working Towards a New Form of Ethical Horsemanship (1st English ed). Richmond Upon Thames: Cadmos Publishing. 126 pp. Paperback wide octavo, very good condition, colour text-photos, minor edgewear, covers little scratched. German behavioural scientist Marlitt Wendt explodes the widely held belief in the theory of dominance over the horse. Presents a new scientifically based concept which is founded instead on friendship as an ethical alternative. Marlitt covers a range of topics from herd behaviour, the concept of hierarchy through to an insight into current learning theory. ISBN: 9780857880017. Our Book No: 27144. $18 AUD.

160. Weninger, Brigitte; Tharlet, Eve (illustrator) (1996). Where Have You Gone, Davy? (1st ed). New York: North - South Books. Unnum 28 pp. Hardback quarto, no jacket, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, full-page colour illustrations. Children's picture story. A beautifully illustrated story about a rabbit named Davy, who gets the blame for breaking his Mother's china bowl. He runs away, and has many frightening adventures. His Mother finds him and tells him who really owned up to the broken bowl; he returns home and learns the true meaning of sharing. A charming book for any age. Translated from the German. ISBN: 1558586652. Our Book No: 22105. $14 AUD.

161. Whyman, Matt (2011). Oink! My Life With Minipigs (1st ed). London: Hodder & Stoughton. 357 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white photos, light creases covers & spine, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear. The author is a writer and house husband. There are four challenging children, one freaked-out feline, a wolf-like dog and a wild bunch of ex-battery chickens. Then his wife Emma brings minipigs Butch and Roxi into the family. This book is touching and very funny - about the trials and errors of living with a menagerie. ISBN: 9781444711455. Our Book No: 28581. $15 AUD.

162. Wiederhold, Hermann (1966). Your Pony Book (2nd, reprint ed). North Hollywood, CA: Melvin Powers / Wilshire Book Company. 135 pp. Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white drawings. ISBN: 0879803312. Our Book No: 4550. $10 AUD.

163. Wild, Margaret; King, Stephen Michael (illustrator); De Aquino, Gilda (translator) (2009). Porcolino e Vovo. Sao Paulo, Brazil: Brinque -Book. 36 pp. Paperback square quarto, as new condition, colour drawings. Brazilian translation of "Piglet and Granny", a children's picture story about life on a farm. ISBN: 9788574122878. Our Book No: 15191. $20 AUD.

164. Williams, Dorian; Roberts, Peter (photos) (1967). Showing Horse Sense. London: Arthur Barker. 128 pp. Hardback small quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white text-photos, minor edgewear jacket. Jacket subtitle: For every rider who wants to become an expert. The highly experienced British rider and TV commentator provides advice for those who wish to enjoy horse riding: safely, economically and - above all - sensibly. Our Book No: 2203. $15 AUD.

165. Willson, Belinda; Grace, Greg (2006). Sketching Animals: Step-by-Step Guides to Developing Skills in Perception and Accuracy while Having Fun Sketching Animals (1st ed). Adelaide, Stepney: Axiom Publishing. 151 pp. Paperback quarto, very good condition, many black & white drawings, minor edgewear, top corner rear cover little creased. This book has been designed to encourage and develop accurate drawing and perception skills whilst experiencing the fun when creating your own masterpiece drawings of animals. Written by Wilson, illustrated by Wilson & Grace. ISBN: 1864764368. Our Book No: 26832. $15 AUD.

166. Wilson, Gina; Lynch, P. J. (illustrator) (2001). Ignis (1st ed). London: Walker Books. Unnum 40 pp. Hardback large square quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), full-page colour drawings. In this delightful children's picture story, Ignis sets off from his home in Dragonland on an unforgettable journey of self-discovery. The illustrator twice won the Kate Greenaway medal. The story and beautiful full-page bright illustrations will delight children of all ages who to read this beautiful book. ISBN: 0744575281. Our Book No: 20552. $15 AUD.

167. Winer, Yvonne; Yamaguchi, Marianne (illustrator) (1996). Nanangka (1st ed). Sydney: Margaret Hamilton. 41 pp. Hardback small quarto, pictorial cover, very good plus condition, black & white charcoal drawings, illustrated endpapers, small mark rear cover. Nanangka lives alone in a remote mountain hut with his pet sheep Chepeak. This children's tale portrays the hardships of the simple mountain life and the warmth and friendliness of the close-knit community on the rugged surrounding slopes. The beautiful charcoal drawings make this a charming story for older children. ISBN: 0947241965. Our Book No: 25671. $15 AUD.

168. Wirth, Hugh; Crawford, Anne (with) (2012). Doctor Hugh: My Life With Animals (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 305 pp. Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white & colour photos, few tiny creases cover, spine faintly creased, minor edgewear. By the well-known Australian vet, and federal president of the RSPCA. In this very special book he shares with us his life story, love, enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of animals. ISBN: 9781743311042. Our Book No: 26476. $20 AUD.

169. Wood, Charlotte (2011). Animal People (1st ed). Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 264 pp. Paperback wide trade, card covers (with flaps), very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. The author takes a character from her novel "The Children" and turns her unflinching gaze on him and his world in this new novel. Sewt in a big Australian city over a single day. The book traces a watershed day in the life of Stephen, aimless, unhappy, unfilled - and without a clue of how to make his life better. This book is a look at urban life, a meditation on the conflicted nature of human-animal relationships and a great piece of storytelling. ISBN: 9781742376851. Our Book No: 27332. $15 AUD.

170. Wood, Karen (2011). Diamond Spirit (Reprint ed) [Diamond Spirit Series, no 1]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 266 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good plus condition. First book in a series for young adults. Jess has lost her horse Diamond in a tragic accident. Can her friends and Walkabout the foal heal her broken heart? ISBN: 9781742373157. Our Book No: 25131. $10 AUD.

171. Wood, Karen (2011). Opal Dreaming (1st ed) [No 3 of a Series]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 264 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the third novel for young adults in the series. Jess heads west on an outback droving trip with her best friends and Luke. She is angry that Opal, her once-in-a lifetime horse, can't be brought home because she is ill with a mystery disease. Will she be able to bring Opal home? ISBN: 9781742373171. Our Book No: 27318. $12 AUD.

172. Wood, Karen (2011). Moonstone Promise (1st ed) [No 2 of a Series]. Sydney: Allen & Unwin. 247 pp. Paperback thick trade, very good condition, edges & pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. This is the second novel for young adults in the series. Luke takes of to the Gulf country (Queensland) in search of brumbies and finds himself camped by a river with three Aboriginal elders. Can a mob of wild brumbies and three wise men help Luke discover who he is and where he belongs? Includes a sneak preview of Book no 3 (11p.). ISBN: 9781742373164. Our Book No: 27317. $12 AUD.

173. Woolf, Virginia; Vivas, Julie (illustrator) (1991). Nurse Lugton's Curtain (1st ed). Sydney: Random House. Unnum 32 pp. Hardback square quarto, very good condition, pictorial cover, colour drawings, front cover little scratched, corner creased few pages, minor edgewear. First edition. Magical children's picture book about animals who escape from a blanket while Nurse is asleep. ISBN: 0091825644. Our Book No: 11271. $15 AUD.

174. Wright, John C.; Wright Lashnits, Judi (with) (1999). The Dog who Would Be King: Tales and Surprising Lessons from a Pet Psychologist (1st ed). Emmaus: Rodale Press. 262 pp. Hardback dustjacket, very good plus condition (in very good plus dustjacket), black & white drawings, tiny scuff mark endpapers. A delightful and revealing collection of real-life stories from an American pioneer in the field of applied animal behaviour. ISBN: 1579540023. Our Book No: 22480. $15 AUD.

175. Youatt, William; Sidney, Samuel (1860). The Pig (2nd ed). London: Routledge, Warne & Routledge. 258 pp. Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, fair plus condition, rebound red cloth cover (spine label, gilt lettering), pictorial endpapers, woodcut plates & frontispiece (some stained bottom edge, frontispiece loose, few tissue guard remnants), edges untrimmed, corner tips folded few pages, last sheet index MISSING (also piece missing bottom edge second last sheet with minor loss text), pages little toned, minor foxing (mainly edges & endpapers). Subtitle title page: "Comprising modern pigs, breeding, feeding, ancient history, natural history, medical information." This classic text on pigs has been rewritten by Samuel Sidney. Comprises modern pigs, breeding, feeding, ancient history, natural history, medical information. Our Book No: 15261. $30 AUD.