by Erika Schiele translated by Anthony Dent
This is a must have book for every well rounded Arabian Horse library. The author did extensive research and travels across Europe where she charts and describes the origins of the famous studs, their founders and history. There are details of important families and bloodlines as they branch from country to country, details of performance and selection for breeding and studies of outstanding equine personalities. Just loaded with information and interesting anecdotes. Studs visited in England, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Rumania, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, The USSR, Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Denmark.
An invaluable book for breeders as well as average devotees of the Arabian horse. Fascinating reading the adventures, trials and tribulations of those with the goal of procuring Arabian horses. Also describes the history and influence of the Arabian horse in the equine world.
Loaded with B&W photos most taken by the author herself as well as a generous amount of reproductions of paintings and old engravings to enjoy.
Hard cover book in good/very good condition for age, dust jacket show wear and a one inch tear. Copyright 1967, this is the English translation copyright 1970 published in Great Britain. Printed on glossy paper for better photo reproduction, 320 pages