The Arab Horse, by Peter Upton


1989 First Edition of Peter Upton’s famous arabian book.

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1989 First Edition of Peter Upton’s famous arabian book.

Dustjacket has some fading but the book itself is in very good condition. No marks or scuffs, other than the removal of a sales sticker from the IFC.

Has had protection from a plastic dustjacket cover.

Long considered the definitive work on early arabian horse imports to Britain from the desert.

The major imports with lines existing today are noted and dozens are accompanied by a full-page portrait by Upton. His work and the art of many other renowned artists also accompany the text of the book. There are more than 150 black and white photographs, offering a look at the horses, people and places mentioned in the book.

The words of the original owners and importers of these horses are reproduced, with the author having access to many old archives and little-seen sources of information.

Included also are detailed tables of descent of mares and stallions, and sections on Bedouin horse breeders, the origins of the Arab horse, and the development of strains.