Very rare study of the history of the Arabian horse

Le Couteulx de Canteleu, [Emmanuel Jean Hector]. Étude sur l'histoire du cheval arabe. Son origine, les lieux où l'on peut le trouver, son emploi en Europe, son rôle dans la formation de la race de pur sang, son influence sur d'autres races.

Paris, Librairie Pairault, 1885.

Small 8vo. 51, (1) pp. With a frontispiece. Publisher's yellow printed and illustrated wrappers.

 1,500.00

Only early edition of this very rare study of the history of the Arabian horse, its origins, use in Europe, its role in thoroughbred breeding, and its influence on other breeds. A facsimile reprint was issued in 2010. "Travail interessant et bien étudié" (Menessier de La Lance). Hector Le Couteulx de Canteleu (1827-1910) was an officer of the French cavalry and a specialist in par force hunting.

Light foxing, but still a very well preserved specimen. Only six copies in libraries internationally.

Mennessier de La Lance II, 80f. OCLC 561269526. Not in Huth or Boyd/Paul.

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