Abidin, Ihsan. Pferdezucht und Pferderassen im osmanischen Reiche.

Berlin, Verlag der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Züchtungskunde, 1918.

8vo. 31, (1) pp., with 47 pp. of black-and-white photo plates. Modern half cloth.


Rare treatise on the various breeds of Arabian horses in the Ottoman Empire, a translation of the author's "Osmanli atlari", published in Istanbul the previous year. "I have decided to reissue my book in German because, as far as I know, the German language does not possess of an extensive and detailed account of the several horse breeds of Turkey, in especial of the Arabian horse and its various sub-breeds and strains. I was also encouraged by the great interest that Turkey evinces quite generally throughout Germany, and the close economic connexions between these two allied countries which we are to expect after the end of the war may also bring about closer relations in the field of horse breeding [...]" (preface). The copious plate section shows numerous breeds of Arabian horses.

Occasional brownstaining with the odd contemporary German annotation in copying pencil, but well preserved altogether. A single copy outside Germany (Catholic University of Paris); none in America (only a microfilm of the Tübingen copy at Harvard).


Flugschrift der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Züchtungskunde 42. OCLC 72415601. Not in Boyd/Paul.

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