Die österreichische Pferde-Ankaufs-Mission unter dem k. k. Obersten Ritter Rudolf von Brudermann, in Syrien, Palästina und der Wüste, in den Jahren 1856 und 1857.
8vo. XV, (1), 240 pp. Contemporary half cloth over marbled boards with handwritten title label to spine.
Lively report of an Austrian horse-buying expedition in Syria, Palestine, and the Palestinian desert, carrious out under the Austrian colonel Rudolf von Brudermann, who was to purchase Arabian horses so as to enhance the stock of the Austrian-Hungarian cavalry. The author Löffler was among the participants of the expedition: his first-hand travelogue describes the itinerary and the local customs as well as the newly acquired horses.
A few contemporary ownership stamps of the Stuttgart Museum's library in blue ink to several pages. King Wilhelm I of Württemberg was a famous enthusiast of Arabian horses: his stud in Marbach, just north of the royal residence of Stuttgart, was the first Arabian stud in Europe.
First and last third slightly waterstained.
Boyd/P. 75. Kayser XVI, 45.