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The Arabian Horse His Country and People by Major-General Tweedie

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THE ARABIAN HORSE

HIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE

WITH PORTRAITS OF TYPICAL OR FAMOUS ARABIANS

AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

ALSO

A MAP OF THE COUNTRY OF THE ARABIAN HORSE, AND A DESCRIPTIVE GLOSSARY OF ARABIC WORDS AND PROPER NAMES

by

MAJOR-GENERAL W. TWEEDIE, C.S.I.

This work is a must have and an important addition to your Arabian horse library

This amazing work was orignally published in 1894 and was considered one of greatest books on Arabian Horses ever written. The author takes the reader to Arabia, the natural habitat of the Arabian Horse. He relates through interesting chapters the early history of familes of Arab Horses, including accounts of other travelers to Arabian including Wilfred and Lady Anne Blunt, presents a list of strains from which present day breeds have developed and includes much information of Bedouin customs and methods of breeding. This includes a glossary of Arabic words and proper names, a chart of colors proper to Arabian horses, giving Arabic names , explanations and remaks on colors, the five main (Al Khamsa)divisions of Al Ku-hai-Lan and more.

CONTENTS;

COUNTRY OF THE ARABIAN

I. Preliminary

II. Definitions

III. Peninsular Arabia

IV. Exoduses of Bedouin out of Najd

V. SHA-MI-YA: or Deserts west the Euphrates

VI. AL-JA-ZI-RA: or Deserts east the Euphrates

VII. EL A'RAK: or Tigris-land

THE BREEDERS OF THE ARABIAN

I. The horseman makes the horse

II. Where did the Arabs come from?

III. Of the Bedouin as horse-breeders

IV. Horse-breeding among the settled Arabs

A GENERAL VIEW OF THE ARABIAN

I. The Arab's love of his horse

II. Foreign estimates of the Arabian

III. The Arabian compared with other varieties, in respect of constitution and character

IV. Defects of the Arabian

V. A summary

THE ARABIAN AT HOME

I. On the origin of the Arabian breed

II. The typical Arabian

III. The Arabian in SHA-MI-YA and AL-JA-ZI-RA

IV. The Arabian in EL A'RAK and east the Tigris

CONCLUSION

I. Of buying straight from the Bedouin

II. Of buying in Arabian and I'raki towns

III. Of procuring through consulates of consuls

IV. Of buying Arabians which have been exported

V. On the proper treatment of the exported Arabian

INDEXES

I. Being a glossarial index and supplement to all references to Arabic and other foreign words

II. Index of subjects

This book was originally published in 1894 , this is the 1961 edition by Borden Pubublication and includes color plates, art, photos and the fold out map. 411 pages. Hard cover, lacking dust jacket, very good condition