JOHN W. FIPPEN
This big heavy book is a must have, collectible.
NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION
This book is a must have for Arabian horse lovers and breeders of Heirloom horses. It is a history book showing the earliest lines of Al Khamsa Arabians through the recognized Egypt 1 and Blunt ancestry to the present herd. It tells the glories of Abbas Pasha, Ali Pasha Sherif, Prince Ahmed Pasha Kemel, Khedive Abbas Pasha Hilmi II, Ahmed Bey Sennari and the Blunts - all were key breeders and owners between 1840-1914. The extended pedigrees allow modern breeders a direct link to these early breeders. This book contains an abundance of information and photos, which personalizes this great history for its readers.
The Concept of Heirloom
Joan Schleicher seminal article "Origins of the Heirloom Arabian Stud", setting the definition of Heirloom revised to reflect her latest research. John Fippens give a background of the people behind Heirloom
The Horses of Heirloom
This is the main part of the book, this section alone is nearly 480 pages, data on the horses ancestery,vital statistics,relationship to one another,status within the historical herd, presented in lists, charts, and essay.
Out of The Desert
Historical underpinnings of the Heirloom tracing the taproot of Heirloom. Charts , percentage of Al Khamsa ancestral elements and descent from Al Khamsa Foundation Horses.
The Heirloom Index
An explanation of the data base, the Heirloom Index records horses alphabetically by name , additional info, eyewitness accounts, recorded discrepencies, extensive bibliography.
The Heirloom Herd Book
This chapter is primarily of benefit to breeders who want practical information on pedigrees, blood relationships and the state of current herds, population trends, list of endangered horses, strain charts, etc
Sheradu--The Lost Horses
Lost strains and sire lines in Heirloom, charts of extinct strains, this chapter recalls some of the illustrious animals of history with no Heirloom progeny or whos lines have died out.
The Future of Heirloom
Heirloom horses around the world, Heirloom competitors, performance and companion horses, vision for the future.
The Heirloom Gallery
32- page color section, sponsor listing, gallery of photos
This new hard cover book is 591 pages, PACKED with information and photos, a quality book ,decorated endpapers. Errata page included. Copyright 2004, first limited edition, numbered, 8 1/2 x 11 pages printed on coated paper. Privately published