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The Horses of the Sahara, and the Manners of the Desert. With commentaries by the Emir Abd-El-Kader. Translated from the French by James Hutton.
London: Wm. H. Allen & Co., 1863 - Octavo. Original green pebble-grain cloth, gilt lettered spine, large pictorial gilt block on front cover, brown endpapers. Internal hinges neatly strengthened, spine a little rolled. A very good copy. First edition in English of this scarce classic work on Arab equitation; it is particularly uncommon in the original cloth. Eugène Daumas (1803-71) served for some 15 years in Algeria, he was made head of the North Africa, Bureaux Arabes; became a personal friend of Abd-el-Kader, the emir of Mascara, and was widely recognised as the French Army's leading expert on Arab culture. When he returned to France in 1850 he was made director of Algerian affairs in the Ministry of War. Podeschi, Books on the Horse and Horsemanship, 202.
      [Bookseller: Peter Harrington. ABA member]
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