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THE ARABIAN HORSE History, Mystery and Magic by Peter Upton Photographs by Rik van Lent

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THE ARABIAN HORSE History, Mystery and Magic
by Peter UptonĀ 

Photographs by Rik van Lent,

Introduction by H.H. Sheihk Zayed bin-Sultan al-Nahyan
Edited by Hosseim Amirsadeghi

This large beautiful volume is a guide through the long history and vibrant present of the Arabian horse around the world. The author begins before the time of King Solomon, he explores the role of the Arabian horse in myth and legend, the true origin of the Arabian and its recorded development up to the time of the Prophet Mohammed highlighting the importance given to the Arabian in Islam. He explains features and characteristics of the breed as well as covering strains and sub-strains. He continues on with the rapidly growing interest in the breed outside the Arab world during the seventeenth century reaching a high point in the nineteenth and early twentieth century. Fantastic and informative reading on the history of the Arabian horse.

The main body of the book is the beautiful photography of the horses today in a world wide visual journey. Beginning with the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa and the Middle East and on to Australia, Argentina, Eastern Europe, South Africa, to France, Germany, Poland Holland. Spain, Italy and the United States and anywhere the Arab horse is an essential part of the equestrian scene.

Just absolutely beautiful color photography in an interesting and informative book

Large, heavy coffee table book in very good condition, dust jacket some scuffs but over all still in good shape. 250 page copyright 1998