Notes: One of the first English-language books devoted to the Mongolian horse ("China pony"). It was written by a Russian veterinary surgeon who lived for many years on the Mongolian Steppe and published only in China.
Given the author's background, the book provides much information on anatomy and veterinary science, but also covers buying and breaking a horse, grooming, riding, and the cunning of horse dealers. With 42 plates. Translated from the Russian.
Edition + Condition: First edition (first printing). A very good or better copy in the publisher's blue cloth binding with a decorative paper label mounted to the front board. This copy is a rare survivor with its original dust jacket, tanned at the spine and missing small chips from the edge. A previous owner has added very neat pencilled Chinese translations above unfamiliar English terms.
Publication: Tientsin, N.-China (Tianjin): Société Française de Librairie et d'Edition, 1926.
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