The Faras-nama-e Rangin or The Book of the Horse. Translated from the Urdu by D. C. Phillott.
Large 8vo. XIX, (3), 83, (1) pp. With 3 plates. Original green cloth with giltstamped spine title.
First English edition of this classic of hippiatry. "Saadat Yar Khan (1756-1835) was the son of Tahmasap Beg Khan Turani, a Persian nobleman. After his death, Rangin shifted to Delhi and began an army career. In 1787, he left the job and went over to Bharatpur and after two years again shifted to Lucknow where he was in the service of Mirza Suleman Shokoh. After a stay of nine years in Lucknow, he left to travel in Bengal. Later, he reached Gwalior and served the Sindhias for six years. He again resigned from service and took to trading of horses and touring" (Samiuddin, Ency. dict. of Urdu lit., p. 507).
A good, clean copy with C. Antony Penton's bookplate on front pastedown.
Boyd/P. 99. Mellon Coll. 309.