- Librairie: B & L Rootenberg (Stati Uniti)
- ILAB-LILA Member
- Année de parution: 1885
- Éditeur: J. B. Lippincott Company
- Thèmes: Agriculture, Equitation
- Poids de l'envoi: 750 g
- Lieu d'édition: Philadelphia
FIRST AND ONLY EDITION With 5 full-page photographic illustrations, including frontispiece, and 2 full-page charts. Original publisher's cloth, title and design in gilt on front cover; first signature loose, otherwise an excellent copy. First and only edition of this historical account of the breeding of the stallions given to President Grant. These animals became the foundation of the Rangerbred horse. In 1878, General Grant, during a world tour, visited Sultan Abdul Hamid of Turkey. As a token of deep friendship, the Sultan presented the General with two desert stallions on the day of his departure. One was an Arabian named Leopard, the other a Barb named Linden Tree. Both of these stallions are listed in the studbooks of two American breed registries, The Arabian Horse Club and the American Jockey Club. Their impact on the horse world touches almost every breed in the United States today. These stallions reached Virginia early in 1879 where they attracted the attention of one of America's greatest horsemen, Randolph Huntington. Huntington, a friend of Grant, had spent nearly fifty years breeding trotters and roadsters. He saw in the two desert stallions the opportunity to perfect his new breed of light harness horses, which he proposed to name the Americo Arab. Grant gave Huntington full permission to use the stallions as he thought best. The next fourteen years brought Huntington's new breed to a high state of perfection through the use of the Barb and Arabian blood.