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The Annotated Quest
Homer Davenport & His Wonderful Arabian Horses

An Annotated Edition of


by Homer Davenport

With Annotations by Charles and Jeanne Craver

This is the modern edition of Davenport's classic, My Quest of the Arabian Horse, with annotations by Charles and Jeanne Craver. The Cravers provide interesting background information about the people and places Davenport mentions. This edition also contains many photos and illustrations in addition to those in the original book, including three appendices. Davenport included many photos from his travels and some of his noted cartoons, and the Cravers have added of photos and drawings from various sources, as well as many photos of historic and modern Davenport horses.

Contents include:

Part one Introduction



Annotators' Remarks

Introduction by Albert W. Harris

Davenport's Preface

Part Two My Quest of the Arabian Horse

An Oregon Arab

Procuring the Trade

The Sultan's Stable

The Sultan of Turkey

Constantinople to Antioch

Antioch to Aleppo

Akmet Haffez and the War Mare

The War Mare in the Desert

We Feast with the Anezeh and Become Better Acquainted - Inspection and Purchase of Horses

An Important Ceremony

As to 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

Part Three Supplemental Material

Appendix I: Historic Davenport Horses - Photo Section

Appendix II: Dramatis Personae

Appendix III: Current Davenport Horses - Photo Section
Appendix IV: Dramatis Personae Continued



This 329 page hard cover book was published in 1992 is in excellent condition