The Surah of the Horses
Written in imitation of a Surah of the Qur'an, almost certainly by a European at Baghdad in 1882-1883, probably by General William Tweedie, given his interest in the Arab horse and familiarity with colloquial Arabic. Copied in Arabic and English by Tweedie. Sub-title is 'a warning to those buying race-horses from the Beduin', explaining the purpose of the Surah. Gives list of sub-tribes of the great 'Unaizah tribe, and a list of the clans of one of the sub-tribes, as-Siba'ah, and mentions the horses of the clan Ukmasah and sub-tribe of Irwalah as being famous throughout the whole tribe.
List of colours of Arab horses in English and Arabic in the inside cover.
f4 in English: 'There are three things that make the Arab race-horse, namely I. Blood, II. Early work, III. Conformation etc.'