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Breeding of Pure Bred Arab Horses. Volumes I and II. [With:] ASHOUB, Dr Abdel Alim. History of the Royal Agricultural Society's Stud of Authentic Arabian Horses.
Cairo: Paul Barbey's Printing Office, & Imp. Misr, 1935-36 and 1948. 2 works in 3 volumes, octavo. Original pale green printed wrappers. Illustrated throughout with half-tone portraits and plates. Without the title page to vol. I (although there is no sign at the inner margin of removal), wrappers a little stained, some loss of paper from spines, yet overall remarkably well preserved. Illustrated throughout with half-tone portraits and plates. First editions. Superbly provenanced pairing of these rare and important monographs: the first work presented by the author, Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik, to Brigadier Sir Eugene Gorman at the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Race Meeting at Gaza in 1940, in turn presented by him to his son Pierre in 1944; with Sir Eugene's lengthy explanatory inscription in volume I and presentation inscription in volume II, addressed to Pierre, and the latter's bookplate in both. Eugene "Pat" Gorman (1891-1973) was an eminent Australian barrister and army officer. He served with the 22nd Battalion AIF on the Western Front during the Great War, receiving the Military Cross, and published a short unit history. During 1940-42 he was based in Palestine and Egypt, serving as chief commissioner for the Australian Comforts Fund (ACF), and chief inspector, Army Administration under the AIF's Commander in the Middle East, Field Marshal Sir Thomas Albert Blamey. This brought him into contact with Prince Mohammed Ali Tewfik and Emir Abdullah of Transjordan. He had a keen interest in horses and racing, Australian Dictionary of Biography describing him as "a succes … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA/ ILAB. [London, United Kingdom]
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