The Art of Farriery

Reeves (John)

The Art of Farriery

both in theory and practice containing the causes, symptoms, and cure of all diseases incident to horses. With anatomical descriptions, illustrated with cuts, For the better Explaining The Structure, and accounting for the Various Disorders of these useful Animals. As also Many Rules relating to the Choice and Management of Horses of all Kinds, and useful Directions how to avoid being imposed upon by Jockies. Wherein some egregious Errors of Former Writers are occasionally pointed out ...The whole revised, corrected, and enlarged by a Physician. To which is added, a new method of curing a strain in the Back Sinews, and the Anatomy of a Horse's Leg, with some Observations on Shoeing, by an eminent surgeon [Dale Ingram].

Description: FIRST EDITION, with 4 engraved plates, 1 folding, 1 bound in upside down, 1 leaf of the preliminaries misbound, pp. [viii], 478, [1, erratum], 8vo, contemporary calf, double gilt fillets on sides, spine gilt in compartments, (?later) red lettering piece on spine, a bit rubbed and worn, cracks in upper joint, but good, blindstamp of Browne, Bookbinder, Leicester

Publication Details: Printed for J. Newbery ... and B. Collins, in Salisbury, 1758

Notes: This is the first edition, although 'revised, corrected, and enlarged' might suggest otherwise. Reeves was a farrier (from Ringwood, Hants): no doubt he was literate, but perhaps his style required some polish - hence 'corrected.' Very scarce. There is only one erratum, but its no compositor's fault: Page 209. Line 7. for up the nostrils, read into the eye. From the collection of Lord Berners at Faringdon House.

Bibliography: (Roscoe A434/1; ESTC T68817; not in Mellon/Podeschi; Perkins1424 for the second edition; Rothamsted p. 125 for the 4th edition)

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Price: £750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1758

Stock Number: 62584

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