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Two Books about the Breeding of Pure Bred Arab Horses by Prince Mohamed Aly

Category: bindings
Item Number: 14397
Price: $450

Arab Horses

Covers have moderate wear and soil. Book I has a long inscription in the margin of one plate and a few marks in the margins (see notes below). Book II has a 1/2" stain and some partial ink stamps on the front cover, noticeable rubbing and slight delamination of the paper at heel of spine, noticeable bumping and creasing of corners. Except for the noted writing in Book I, interiors are clean and intact. This is a first edition of this two-volume set published by Prince Mohamed Aly in 1935 under the auspices of the Royal Agricultural Society. Aly describes the care and breeding of Arab horses as practiced by the Arabs. The book includes many photographs and reproductions of paintings. The plates are not included in the page counts, so the books ar more substantial than appears from the page counts alone. This book is now very hard to find in any edition. Psyched to Tango Atlantic Richfield. Book I has an inscription in the margin below the photo of Nimr. I was told the inscription is in the hand of Robert O. Anderson. The inscription reads, "Saoud's sire cost me £1750 he was a magnificent Brown Seqlauri Jedran 15.1". The word "hands" has been added at the end in a different ink and handwriting. One page of this volume has an asterisk in the margin and two pages have Xs, all apparently by the second writer. I found no other annotations.

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