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Amazing set of vintage horse books from the 1940s and 1950s. All hardcovers, published by Random House and Grosset & Dunlap. Illustrated, and meant for horse loving boys and girls old enough to get caught up in the throes of a great horse story. All run about 175 - 275 pages, and all are about 8.5" x 5.75" with embossed bookcloth covers and spines.

They all belonged to one girl (she wrote her name on the endpapers), and some were given on special occasions (she wrote that too). I'm listing this as a set of all 12 books, though the kitchen at the luncheonette is always flexible if you prefer only 1 or 2 titles. (Just convo us)

The whole set includes:

Random House:
The Black Stallion Returns, Walter Farley, 1945, 20th printing
Son of the Black Stallion, Walter Farley, 1947, 17th printing
The Black Stallion & Satan, Walter Farley, 1949, 10th printing
The Black Stallion's Filly, Walter Farley, 1952, 7th printing,
*The Island Stallion Races (has a dust jacket), Walter Farley, 1955, 4th printing

Grosset & Dunlap Famous Horse Stories — all 1940s-50s editions of previously published stories:
*Cinchfoot: The Story of a Range Horse (has a dust jacket), Thomas C. Hinkle
Bluegrass Champion, Dorothy Lyons
Wild Palomino, W.C. Nims
Midnight, Rutherford Montgomery
The Golden Stallion to the Rescue, Rutherford Montgomery
The Capture of the Golden Stallion, Rutherford Montgomery
The Golden Stallion's Revenge, Rutherford Montgomery

All in excellent to very good condition, and marvelous reads. Only the two starred titles have their dustjackets, which are in very good shape with light wear. Some of the books seem as if they were opened and read once. A marvelous collection for a horse lover!

vintage horse books. Black Stallion and more, 40s - 50s. Instant library, 12 book set.


  • Vintage item from the 1950s
  • Materials: bookcloth, boards, ink, paper, stamps, dust jacket
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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