Much Ado About Horses Huge Selection of Rare, Hard to find and Out of Print Arabian Horse Books for Sale
  • The Arabian Horse His Country and People by Major-General Tweedie

    $120.00
    Free Shipping!
    There is only 1 item left in stock.


    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, long been considered a classic in its field.
    This amazing work was originally 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 families of Arab Horses, including accounts of other travelers to Arabia including Wilfred and Lady Anne Blunt. This book 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 remarks on colors, the five main (Al Khamsa) divisions of Al Ku-hai-Lan and much more.

    CONTENTS:

    Preface
    Methods of Transcription From Arabic to Roman Letters
    List of Principle Works Consulted

    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 Publication, although someone pasted a J.A. Allen & Company label over Borden Publishing I don't know why, sometimes people do weird things.  Includes color plates, art, photos and the fold out map. 411 pages. Large hard cover book in very good condition, staining on closed lead edge of pages, see photo, some shelf wear, rounded corners, gift inscription on front free end page, no dust jacket .