The Arabian Horse his Country and People TWEEDIE Major-General [William] 1836-1914 Publisher: William Blackwood and Sons Publish Year: 1894 Publish Place: Edinburgh and London Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006821 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Near Fine Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Cloth Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s) £4,875.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information Complete. Presentation copy, Inscribed by the Author, 1st ed, Near Fine, 1894. In full green morocco (by the Chelsea Bindery), gilt edge tooling & gilt horse head vignette (of Rashid). Spine, gilt tooling, titles & palm trees. Internally, half title, frontis (coloured), title page in red & black with Arabic text woodcut, , (vi-xix), , , 4-144, 147-148, 145-146, 151-152, 149-154, 159-160, 157-158, 161-256, 263-264, 259-262, 257-258, 265- 411 pp,  (odd pagination but complete), 11 un-numbered pls (mostly coloured, with 2 double paged) 1 gilt board head, 25 illustrations within text, 4 tables, 1 map to pocket at rear (large folding coloured), a.e.g., gilt board edges & turn ins, green marbled endpapers, binders stamp to fpd, printed by William Blackwood and Sons. Inscribed by the author to Sir Alfred Lyall in the year of publication, also with Lyall's ownership inscription and tipped in printed leaf of verse by him entitled 'A Hard Bargain' about the sale of an Arab horse. (Podeschi 258. Loder 395). 4to, (309*231 mm). A lovely copy of an important title. Title continues: With Portraits of Typical or Famous Arabians and other illustrations also a map of the Country of the Arabian Horse, and a descriptive glossary of Arabic Words and proper names. "Tweedie was appointed as Resident of Turkish Arabia in Baghdad in 1881, a role which involved inspecting all aspects of local life, including the trade in Arabian Horses which he was especially interested in."