The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants by Lady Wentworth

Here are photos and information about this rare book.  The book shown below has already sold, but you may find the same book (perhaps in even better condition) via the above link.  Also, at the bottom of this post, I’ve linked to where you can buy other editions.  This is a highly sought after book.  The value varies a lot depending on condition and maybe pure luck.  According to Collected Books by Allen and Patricia Ahearn,  the 1945 edition with dustjacket is valued at $1250 and the 1963 edition is valued at $300.

These photos are of the 1962 revised edition, published by George Allen & Unwin Ltd in London.  It has 213 Plates in half-tone and 39 plates in colour, and many diagrams in the text.   The full title is:

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants:
Three Voices Concerning the Horses of Arabia
Tradition (Nejd, Inner East)
Romantic Fable (Islam)
The Outside World of the Web

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Front Cover

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Front Cover

Some Chapter Titles are:

  • Thoroughbred Foundation Stock and Interitance
  • From Lady Anne Blunt’s Notes
  • ‘Arabis Araba’
  • The Gold Horsemen of Arabia
  • Boar Hunting in Mesopotamia
  • The World’s Most Ancient Pedigree
  • The Sultans of Egyps
  • The Origin of the Dahman Strain of Abbas I, and the Pre-Islamic
  • Names of Horses
  • Arab Racing in India
  • The Crabbet Park Arabian Stud
The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Table of Contents

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Table of Contents

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Title Page

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Title Page

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Photo of Sample Pages & Illustrations

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Photo of Sample Pages & Illustrations

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants - Sample Pages - Color Plate: Lady Wentworth in the Desert

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants – Sample Pages – Color Plate: Lady Wentworth in the Desert

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: The Sultans of Egypt

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: The Sultans of Egypt

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Photos

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Photos

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Back Cover

The Authentic Arabian Horse and His Descendants: Back Cover

Links to Other Editions for Sale