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The Arab Horse by Peter Upton

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The Arab Horse

A Complete Record of the Arab Horses Imported into Britain from the Desert of Arabian from the 1830's


Peter Upton

This book is the new, revised and expanded edition and would make a wonderful gift

60 BEAUTIFUL FULL PAGE COLOR PORTRAITS of HORSES By The Author along with color reproductions of famous Arabians by Wooton, Herring, Stubbs, Landseer and others as well as 160 historic black and white photos and illustrations and maps. Rare photos of horses, illustrations and photos of Crabbet Park, Lady Anne Blunt, Wilfred Blunt, Lady Wentworth and more. Facinating reading and reference material.

A MUST HAVE, rare photos, great history, beautiful art.
Padischah, the first Arab stallion whose pure-bred line still exists, was imported into Britain from Arabia in the 1830s. The Arab Horse by Peter Upton provides a complete record of all the desert-bred Arab horses imported into Britain from this time from whom present-day pure-bred Arab horses descend.

The author describes the desert journeys of early enthusiasts who went in search of the Arabian horse, notably Major Roger Upton, Wilfrid Scawen and Lady Anne Blunt, (founders of the famous Crabbet Stud in 1878), and the Honourable Miss Dillon, and uses their words where possible to detail the seventy-eight horses who have lines still existing. Then follows detailed mare and stallion tables of descent, a section of Beduion breeders, the origin of the Arab horse and the developement of strains.

Illustrated throughout with fine colour portraits of the horses by the author, and a unique archival collection of black and white photographs, this book will delight and inform all those with an interest in the Arabian horse.
Peter Upton is a past President of the Arab Horse Society of Great Britain, an international judge, and an acknowledged expert on the history of the Arab horse. His paintings of the desert scene and the Arab horse are widely known from his extensive exhibitions in Britain and abroad, and his work is held in private collections around the world

This book is a revised and expanded edition of The Arab Horse. A quality book, printed on glossy paper, 336 pages, copyright 2006, 9 x 12 hard cover with dust jacket. This book is a must have, great research, rare photos, beautiful art. A wonderful edition to your Arabian horse library.