This is a first edition of the fourth volume of a series published by the Asil Club.
This book contains wonderful documentation and a great amount of fascinating and scientific information, in English and German, many text on the Arabian horse in art, history and literature. historical and recent articles, 500 Orientalist paintings and contemporary photographs, many previously unpublished, of the horses of the desert and their descendants of asil breeding programs from around the world. This book expresses the importance of maintaining the pure Bedouin tradition, never introducing foreign blood, and of preserving the most beautiful performance horse in the world.
This book is in three parts, below is a selection of the contents.
Part one is statements on the Arabian horse from many sources covering breeding, pedigrees, type, conformation, performance, health, character, intelligence, veneration, Bedouin, and so much more. An anthology of 100's of excerpt from experts, travelers, writers, breeders, orientalist etc dealing with the Arabian horse. Facinating and informative reading.
Part two, Stud Book of selected Asil Arabians, 3 generation pedigree, 100's of color photos, breeder, show record and more.
Part three, Arguments for the Preservation, The Asil club, Original Arabians, Arabian races, Asil Egyptian, Asil Arabians in the light of new genetic knowledge, Suitability of Riding, Performance records, Asil Cup International, The Asil Arabian saluqi, The influence of Arab culture and science on western civilization, The Arabian Horse in art, Great names in Arabian horse breeding, and more.
Hard cover book in very good condition, dust jacket good with some wear and tear, 932 pages, published 1993, printed in English and German, illustrated with over 500 illustrations including reproductions of Arabian horses in art, Carl Raswan photographs as well as 100's of photographs mostly in color, includes a bibliography and index. Published by Georg Olms, Germany, First edition of the fourth in a series.
Beautiful Illustrated pedigree laid in