The Byerley Turk: The True Story of the First Thoroughbred :: Jeremy James soon to be presented for sale on the astounding BookLovers of Bath web site!
Ludlow: Merlin Unwin Books, 2005, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Includes: Black & white photographs; Chronological tables (1); Maps to the lining papers; Glossary of Turkish words;
From the cover: In 1678, a beautiful mahogany bay Karaman colt is foaled in a stable on a feudal landholding in the Balkans. Yet this is no ordinary colt: this is a colt with a destiny.
He is destined to become the magnificent Byerley Turk, the first Foundation Sire of the thoroughbred line. From his early days the young horse is hard-schooled in the disciplines of war. In 1683, in diamond and ruby-studded harness in the ranks of the glittering Ottoman sipahi, he fights as a charger a…
Very Good+ in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 368 pages. Bibliography. 9½” x 6¼”.
Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I sweet-talk you into considering additional gorgeous books that are part of my Animal Horses catalogue?