My Quest of The Arabian Horse.

Davenport, Homer. 1867-1912.

Book ID: 9183


8vo. xviii, 276 pp., frontispiece portrait., 50 b/w plates, decorated boards, very clean and bright, with illustration in vibrant colour on upper cover, no dust jacket as issued, cover slightly rubbed at corners, otherwise copy in very good condition, introduction by Albert Morris, president of The Arabian Horse Club of America, referencing Davenport's friendly relationship with Teddy Roosevelt, The Arabian Horse Club of America, Chicago, republished, [ca. 1950].


The author, Homer Davenport, travelled to the Syrian Desert in 1906 to acquire Arab horses for the purpose of importing them to the United States. He was a friend of president Theodore Roosevelt and convinced the president to acquire pure Arab horses so that a cavalry stud could be established.
Davenport, with the help of Bedouins from the Anaizah tribe, succeeded in acquiring the purest breeds of Arabians after he was given the permit from the Sultan to export the horses from Syria. In this work Davenport gives a detailed account of his journey.

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