The Horse of the Desert. With an Introduction by Major General
The Horse of the Desert. With an Introduction by Major General

BROWN, William Robinson. The Horse of the Desert. With an Introduction by Major General James G. Harbord and Henrry Fairfield Osborn.

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BROWN, William Robinson. The Horse of the Desert. With an Introduction by Major General James G. Harbord and Henrry Fairfield Osborn. New York, The Derrydale Press, 1929.

Royal 4to. Original publisher's dark blue cloth, top edge gilt, titled in gilt on spine and upper cover, the upper cover cornered with 4 substantial gilt vignettes of horse heads; pp. xxvii, 218, with a colour frontispiece of Arab horses, by Harrington Bird, being lead by their groom through an oasis, black-and white plates; here and there minimal spotting, an excellent copy of one of the corner-stones of the literature on the subject.
Limited edition, one of 750 copies only. Preface: 'History shows, that for general purposes of improvement, the Arabian Horse has been selected for in the creation of most breeds; and he still remains the one unchanging element, the universal yeast, the admixture to his blood that the future of any breed can be assured. It has now happened that in this age of specialization, the horse world is felling the need of rejuvenation in breeds towards the more substantial virtues. The place for the Arabian Horse is again at hand' (p. vi).
Mellon 364.

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