"The Life History of Wacław Rzewuski" by Władysław Rybiński (part 1)
Wacław Rzewuski, a traveler, Arab scholar, horse lover and expert, soldier, draughtsman, cartographer and poet – a man of numerous talents. He made his name in history as the person who undertook the greatest Polish expedition to Arabia in the 19th century. Its purpose was to bring to Europe the best horses in the world, the legendary Arabians from the desert land of Najd. And this purpose was fulfilled – 137 pure blood stock came to Europe as a result of the Emir’s efforts.