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  • My Quest of the Arabian Horse by Homer Davenport 1906 First Edition

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      My Quest of the Arabian Horse
    Homer Davenport

    This book is Homer Davenports account of his trip to the desert, which was sponsored by Teddy Roosevelt, financed by Peter Bradley and resulted in the importation of 27 purebred Arabians, the largest importation up till that date. Fun and interesting reading 


          An Oregon Arab and what it led to
    Procuring the Trade and the start for the desert
    The Sultan's Stable
    The Sultan of Turkey
    Constantinople to Antioch
    Antioch to Aleppo
    Akmet Haffez and the War Mare
    We Feast with the Anezeh and Become Better Acquainted - Inspection and Purchase of Horses
       An Important Ceremony

    As to the dogs

    Meeting with Hashem Bey
    Starting on the Return Journey and some Oriental Bargaining - The Beginning of the Story of the Mare
    Another Present - Hassan Tasshin Pasha and His Horses
    We Say Farewell to Akmet Haffez and Start for the Coast - "The Pride of the Euphrates" Comes to Us at Last and Meets Her Two Sons
    What One May Overlook in the Shipment of Horses - We Leave the Ottoman Empire and Enter Essential Part of It at Least, Although Surrounded by Spies
    Naples and Some of the Misfortunes which Overtook Us There - America at Last
    Of Said Abdallah and His Notions of America
    The Bedouin of the Desert, His Son and His Daughter, His Cattle and the Stranger That Is Within His Gates
    The Arab Horse and His Present Status - Some Stories from the Desert
    Various Importations of Arab Horses

    Hard cover book published in 1909, first edition.  Very good condition for its age some wear to the cover, scrape on the spine, binding strong,cant to the spine, illustrated with black and white photos and illustrations 276 pages