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The Annotated Quest
Homer Davenport & His Wonderful Arabian Horses

An Annotated Edition of


MY QUEST OF THE ARABIAN HORSE

by Homer Davenport

With Annotations by Charles and Jeanne Craver

This 329 page hard cover book was published in 1992 and is in new , unread condition. It 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

Map


Chronology


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

Sources

Index