by Al-Hafez Abdul-Mu'men Al-Dumyati, and Muhammad Al-Bakhshi Al-Halabi.
This slender volume contains English translations of two separate, extremely old Arabic books about the horses of the Bedouin.
Al-Dumyati, the author of The Merit of the Horse in Islam, completed it in the year 1328 (Islamic date: Safar, 729 A.H.).
The second, smaller book, Sketches on Coursers of the Highest Breeding (and Swift of Foot), by Al-Halabi was written in 1707 (Islamic date: Thw al-Hijjah 1118 A.H.).
Both books cover the historic importance of the Arabian horse to the Islamic religion and include interpretations of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad about horses. Perhaps of even greater interest to modern Arabian horse owners, the authors discuss Bedouin ideals of conformation and type, markings and colors, the proper treatment of horses, Arabic names of the parts of the horse, and how equine illnesses were treated in the desert.
This reprint of rare books about Arabian horses of the desert
makes is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in the history and lore of Bedouin horses.
Published 1966 by Radouan Chabarek on behalf of the Arabian Horse Historians Association. The heavily gold-stamped cover did not scan well in the accompanying photo; it is two line drawings (an Arabian horse with a Bedouin).
Hardcover. 140 pages, no illustrations. Condition: new.