Ames: I-TeX Publishing, 1969. Volumes 1–7, complete, as reprinted in three volumes. 8vo, original matching maroon cloth, gilt. Irregularly paginated (approx. 861 pages, but with numerous supplementary pages); extensively illustrated on 198 plates and augmented with various tables, inserts, maps, charts, portraits, facsimiles, photographs, etc. First volume cracked a bit at joint. Very good or better. Item #5591
The useful 1969 reprints of the original edition published in seven volumes between 1957 and 1967. The classic work on Arabian horses, their breeding and bloodlines, and their pedigrees. The reprint edition was limited to 1000 copies, of which this is set 465. Raswan devoted his life to the study of Arabian horses and their lineages, living with Bedouin tribes in order to compile extensive written records of their oral tradition. The Raswan Index compresses an extraordinary amount of information into seven volumes, recording bloodlines and providing detailed information on Blunt, Davenport and Ali Pasha Sharif Arabians, and other related topics. A core reference.