Sallys Rocking Horses Ltd

Books on New and Old Rocking Horses.


Practically all the books available on rocking horses are "out of print", being such a specialist subject that seems inevitable. I have a limited stock listed below. I do apologise for the price of the Mullins, unfortunately such a large hardback, full of quality photographs is hardly likely to be republished soon and it does reflect the price I have to pay when I have been lucky enough to come across one.
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Rare and out of print books about old rocking horses.
  • The Rocking Horse A history of moving toy horses.
    by Patricia Mullins 1992
    Hardback 28cm by 30 cm. 376 Pages
    Includes case and supplement "Int Survey of Rocking Horse Manufacture"
    by Marguerite Fawdry
    ISBN 0 904568 695
    This is easily the most comprehensive book on the subject and an impressive book in size and quality of pictures to boot. Marguerite Fawdry who wrote the supplement International Survey of Rocking Horse Manufacture also founded Pollocks Toy Museum in London.

    £175 Add to Basket

  • Magaret Spencer Rocking Horse Book Rocking Horses
    Woodwork Projects
    by Margaret Spencer 1991
    Hardback 25cm by 20cm 160 Pages
    ISBN 1 85223 454 7
    Margaret was a promoter of rocking horse making during what was probably it's nadir in the 1980's.

    £8.99 Add to Basket

  • Anthony Dew Rocking Horse Book
    Making Rocking Horses
    by Anthony Dew 1984
    Hardback 25cm by 18cm 128 Pages
    ISBN 0 7153 8614 X
    Anthony Dew has done much to promote rocking horses, both construction and restoration. He is known for the Rocking Horse Makers Guild, a rocking horse museum in Fangfoss, Yorkshire and of course the Rocking Horse Shop.

    £5.99 Add to Basket


  • Clive Green Rocking Horse Book
    Restoring Rocking Horses
    by Clive Green and Anthony Dew 1992
    27.5cm by 20cm 190 Pages
    ISBN 0 946819 29 7
    Essential reading for anyone comtemplating rocking horse restoration.

    Edition
  • Marguerite Fawdry rocking Horse Book
    Rocking Horses
    by Marguerite Fawdry 1989
    Hardback 19 cm by 26 cm 96 Pages
    ISBN 0 9505588 8 5
    Useful guide to early rocking horses and related toys.

    £19.99 Add to Basket

  • Ruth Bottomley Rocking Horse Book
    Rocking Horses
    by Ruth Bottomley 1991
    Paperback 21cm by 15cm 32 Pages
    ISBN 0 7478 0138 X
    Handy little book from the Shires series gives a good basic summary of old rocking horses.

    £7.99 Add to Basket


Note most of these books were printed over 20 years ago. They are therefore pre-owned, whilst sold in "good" condition, there may be wear associated with used books of this age. Post and Packing for the UK is £3.99, except the Mullins which is £5.99. Overseas prices on application.

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The Rocking Horse Magazine was published quarterly from 1999 until 2001, this was promoted by Anthony Dew at the Rocking Horse Shop.
Anthony is both a prolific writer on rocking horses as well as being an accomplished maker and restorer and has done much to further the revival of rocking horses since the 1990's.
  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 1 : Sept 1999
    Articles on Leeway rocking horses, slab sided rocking horses and more.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 2 : Dec 1999
    Articles on Fangfest, Collinsons, School rocking horses and more.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 3 : March 2000
    Articles on Ayres, A carved hobby horse and more.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 4 : June 2000
    Articles on Lines, Gingerbread Horse, Hobby Horse Cross Stitch and Green on Rockers (Restoration).

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 5 : Sept 2000
    Articles on Laminated rocking horses, Baby Carriages and more.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 6 : Dec 2000
    Articles on Bow Rockers, Tulipwood, Rocking horse relief and Green on old rockers.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 7 : March 2001
    Articles on bobbin horse, Green on old Rockers and more.

    £24.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 8 : June 2001
    Articles on fibre-glass horses, Time capsules and Green on Rockers.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 9 : Sept 2001
    Articles on classic old horses, Western saddles, Virginian rocking horses and Green on Rockers.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Issue 10 : Dec 2001
    Articles on rocking zebra, Green on Rockers (Restoration) and more.

    £9.95 Add to Basket

  • Rocking Horse Magazine
    Special Edition Issue : 2000
    Articles Slab-sided rocking horses and Leeway rocking horses.

    £9.95 Add to Basket