The Arabian Horse his Country and People. With portraits of typical or famous Arabians & other illustrations.

TWEEDIE, Major-General William.

Book ID: 7131

£5,500.00

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4to. xix, 411 pp., half-title, Chromolithographed frontispiece, 10 plates with tissue guards, 25 illustrations in text, 1 folding colour map at rear pocket entitled “Map of the country of Arabian Horse”, 4 tables, head of author’s horse al-Rashid sketched & in gilt on front cover, original green cloth, a little rubbed and marked, corners and spine ends slightly worn, gilt, decorated illustrated spine in gilt, title page printed in red and black with Arabic script medallion printed in gold “Al-Khayl Ma’kud fi Nawasiha al-Khair Ila Yaum al-Qiyama”, indexes, copy in very good condition, published by William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London, first edition, 1894.

Synopsis

A major reference work. Among the many authorities that have praised Tweedie’s engrossing and magnificent tome was Carl Raswan who summed it up nicely as, “a timeless book and always new and refreshing.” Divided into four parts: first part entitled ‘Country of the Arabian’, second part ‘The breeders of the Arabian’, third part ‘A general view of the Arabian’ and fourth part ‘The Arabian at home’. A note written by the painter Homer Davenport under the title “Houran” stating about the drawing of the horse he “Bought from the desert of Arabia in 1906”.
Bibliographic References: Loder 395; Podeschi 258.

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