1905. Item #13636
Boucaut, James Penn. The Arab: The Horse of the Future. London: Gay and Bird 1905. The original edition. 249p + 8 photos and other ills. (including 3 photos of the stallion Rafyk). Fair hardcover: full tooled leather. Front cover loosening and may detach (suitable for rehinging); small piece missing from top of spine; large rubber-stamp bookplate; small corner torn from front endpaper. Else internally very good. ** On the deterioration of English and Australian horses, and how to improve them by adding Arabian blood. "In all the best qualities of the horse--soundness, stamina, endurance, and docility--we cannot do better than revert to the pure Arab, which continues unspoiled by artificial treatment." Priced as is. Scans not possible. (Wells 974).