1957 Arabian Horse Yearbook
E. Murl Duff and Larry G. Duff
If you're an Arabian horse owner, breeder or enthusiast and you haven't encountered the Arabian Horse yearbooks, you should know about them. Published for over 30 years (1953-1983) they are a fascinating and informative series. These books are collectors items and a wonderful connection to the history of the Arabian horse in America. It is interesting to see the pictures of how the Arabian horses has changed and also to note the pictures are all more candid shots so you can really see what the horses looked like.
This one starts off with a list of North American member associations of the I.A.H.A., an index of shows, and a dedication to Lady Wentworth, then come the photos - over 100 pages of them showing hundreds of horses including Serafix, Fadjur,Ibn Hanrah, Witez II and so many others, a pictorial whos who of Arabian horses of the fifties. The text accompanying each photo varies, but typically includes name, registration number, sire and dam, show honors, owners, and stable location. At the end of the book is a summary of show results, giving the association, name, date, location of the show, judges, champion and reserve champion of each gender, and individual class information (name of class, number of entries, and top five places). There is also and index and a list of exhibitors and associate members of the I.A.H.A..
Hard cover, no DJ as published, high-quality printed on glossy stock, with excellent black and white photo reproduction. 128 pages, in excellent condition for being over 60 years old!