THE ARABIAN HORSE STUD BOOK. VOL.4. 1937
This is a rare book that seldom turns up. The original Arabian Horse Stud books really contained a great deal of information. The preface was by Roger Selby. The Arabian Horse in the U.S by Albert Harris, The Arabian Horse Club of America by by Jacob McGavock Dickinson; Endurance of Arabians by W. R. Brown; Arabians as Stock Horses by H. H. Reese; Need for Arab Blood; Standard Conformation and Type; Rules for Registration; Score Card for Breeding Classes with example; Arabian Horse Club of America-Lists of Officers and Members; Owners of Living Arabian Horses 1937; Index of Importations beginning 1893-giving yr. imp. Reg. number, sex, name, importer, breeder.
Then comes the Registrations, beginning again with #1. Each horse has reg. number, name, color, STRAIN, sex, marking description, sire, dam, breeder and date foaled and those already deceased are so noted. These wonderful old books are the only source of markings descriptions for the early Arabians in this country. This is helpful in identifying horses in old photos as well as tracing hereditary traits. After this book was published the Registry changed the format and when Vol. 5 came out in 1944, they discarded the markings, strains to the format we all know best.
ARABIANS PICTURED: ABU SELIM; ADOUBA; AHRANY; *AIRE; ANTEZ; *AZIZA; *BINT BINT DURRA; *FADL; FARHAN; FRANZA; GHARIFET; CHAZI; GHAZIL; GULASTRA; GUTNE; HURZAB; IMAGE; *KANN; KHYBER; *KING JOHN; KOLASTRA; MAHOMET; *H.H.MOHAMED ALI'S HAMAMA and HAMIDA; *MIRAGE; *NIKWA; RABIYAT; *RAFFLES; RASLET; *RODA; ROKHALAD; RONEK; *ROSE OF FRANCE; ROSSDIN; SANAD; SIKIN; WIGHAZA and many more.
This is a hard bound book, published by Arabian Horse Club Registry, 1937. Book is illustrated with photos and 3 color art plates--2 by GEORGE FORD MORRIS of the SELBY STALLIONS and the SELBY MARES and *RIFALA with IMAGE by LYNN BOGUE HUNT.
Book is bound in blue and has some use wear to spine ends and top corner shows wear along with normal aging, otherwise is very good and is 198 pages. Difficult to find and a great addition to your Arabian horse library.