Welcome

Robin Bledsoe, Bookseller, has specialized in antiquarian horse and art books since starting out as Blue Rider Books in 1973. I sell books from my shop near Harvard Square, online, by occasional catalogue, and at occasional shows. I also sell occasionally on eBay, as pegasusbooks.

In these trying and uncharted times, I wish all you good health--and, of course, good reading, too.

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END OF LOCK-DOWN FLASH SALE – 40% OFF FOR SIX DAYS – WHILE SUPPLIES LAST !!

We’re phasing out our inventory of recent horse books in order to focus on older books and ephemera.  From today through Tuesday June 30, all books from these publishers (both new and used) are 40% off.  Plenty of good buys here—

 Blood-Horse, Breakthrough, Carriage Association of America, Eclipse, Half Halt, Howell, Lyons, Meerdink, Small Farmers Journal, Storey, Trafalgar Square, Western Horseman, and Xenophon.

 It’s easy to search, just put the publisher’s name in the keyword field.  Supplies are limited.

 We have some books by these publishers that aren’t online.  If you ask for them and we have them, they’re also on sale.

 The discount won’t show up in your shopping cart; we’ll figure it when we process the order.

Bonus--orders of $150 or more will be sent postpaid in the U.S.

 The shop is open again!  The various safety protocols are in place.

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IMPORTANT--If you want to use PayPal for your order, please ask first to make sure the item is available.

The FEATURED BOOKS (at the bottom of this page) are the latest arrivals in my ongoing offerings of bookseller and auction catalogues, and other works on art, book history, and poetry.  More information or images provided on request.

I hope you’ll find something of interest, and thanks for looking!  Thank you for your loyalty during 45+ years of selling good horse and art books.

Please explore this site to order a book, plan a visit, check out our catalogues, buy a gift certificate, or look into selling or appraising your books.  To receive email notice of regular new arrivals, fill out "Topic Notification."  Choose "Art" or "Horses," or both, from the drop-down menu.  (It's easy to opt out later, if you wish.)  I look forward to hearing from you!

Most of the books in our shop aren't listed here, so please contact us if you don't see what you're looking for. When you're in the Boston area, I hope you'll visit our two book-filled rooms and find the book you need--or the one you didn't know you wanted.

Thank you for your support, which helps ensure the future of an independent local bookseller. 

Horse Books

Serving the Well-Read Rider Since 1973

We sell used, rare, and selected new books about horses and all equestrian subjects (except handicapping).  We also carry ephemera (catalogues, pamphlets, magazines, programs, etc.); some prints and photographs; and a few books about hounds, livestock, and farming. Our inventory is very large. We love to seek out the obscure, the uncommon, and the overlooked in all fields, from all periods, and in all languages.

We've supplied many thousands of books to thousands of collectors, libraries, and horsemen and women around the world.  We invite you to join them!

"A learned Arab has told us that paradise on earth is to be found on the back of a horse, in the pages of a book, and in the arms of one's beloved.  A book about horses should, then, rate as one and a half terrestrial paradises, at least." -- after George Gaylord Simpson

Art and Other Books

Specializing in Art History, Architecture, and Related Fields Since 1973

With our shop colleague H.L. Mendelsohn we sell out-of-print scholarly books in art history and architecture.  Our strengths are artist and architect monographs, 20th-century exhibition catalogues, prints and drawings, photography, classical archaeology, landscape and garden design, urbanism, decorative arts (especially 20th-century ceramics), book arts, and equestrian sporting art.  We also have some 20th-century children's books (many in French or German) and books on poetry, history, philosophy, and related fields.

For over 30 years art historians, collectors, architects, artists, students, and art lovers of all kinds have enjoyed our wide selection of reasonably priced books.  We invite you to join them!

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." -- Picasso