- Publisher: Carl R. Raswan (self-published), Santa Fe, New Mexico
- Date published: 1955
- Format: Hardcover
148 pages. First edition, first printing of this sought after title in DJ with extras!!! This copy is signed by Carl Raswan on his personal red bookplate in both Arabic and English. Bookplate is adhered to inside front panel. Bookplate is not inscribed to anyone. FFEP has an Arabic inscription neatly written around the edges of the page. In the center of the page is a gift inscription in English, dated 1955. The inscription is not from Raswan, rather the bookplate is signed by Raswan. Also included is an 8 page promo insert for The Raswan Index and Handbook for Arabian Breeders. This rare promo includes complete sample pages from the Raswan Index while also noting that the Raswan Index will be available in December 1955. Nearly 50 entries plus the books Introduction. A third item is included in this sale. A 4 page insert Titled TWO ARABIAN MARES both registered as belonging to the HAMDANI strain, but unlike, Why? This insert includes 4 photographs of the mare/stallion and a breakdown of their bloodline. Getting back to The Arab and His Horse, book is tight and fold-out map still attached to inside rear panel. Tan boards with bright Red/Orange illustrated design matching that of the silhouette design on the DJ. Corners are sharp. The panels show some soiling that appears as if it could be wiped clean as the material lends itself to easy cleaning. Color frontispiece shows a couple of wrinkles at lower corner. The original DJ shows a couple of chips and a 1 inch closed tear to the front at the top. DJ shows spotting, mostly around edges on DJ rear and on the backstrip. Currently, DJ spotting is untreated, but with a little care, this can brighten up. A desirable collection of a most desired title, in the first printing, signed by Carl Raswan.