or, a Compendium of Farriery.


or, a Compendium of Farriery.

Wherein is fully explained the nature and structure of that useful creature, a horse; with the diseases and accidents he is liable to; and the methods of cure. Exemplified by ten Elegant Cuts, Each the Full figure of a Horse. Describing all the various Parts of that Noble Animal. Likewise rules for Breeding and Training of Colts: Practical Receipts for the Cure of Common Distempers incident to Oxen, Cows, Calves, Sheep, Lambs, Hogs, &c. By an Experienced Farrier

Description: with 8 folding plates, 1 as frontispiece, 2 containing 2 images, all more or less damaged at the folds, only one with serious loss (of a horse's right hind leg), some old fairly crude repairs (one using a fragment strip from the side of a sheet of Penny Reds, c. 1857), pp. iv, [5-] 144, 12mo, original boards, spine partly defective, loss of surface to covers, lower fly-leaf half torn away

Publication Details: York: printed by H. Harrison, for N. Frobisher, 1792

Notes: This edition not in ESTC: alas, it cannot be claimed as a pretty copy. Worldcat contains only one listing for it, at Texas A&M. Probably a re-issue of the 1790 first edition (BL, and Science Museum only in ESTC;) with new title-page. It was later reprinted by William Lane at the Minerva Press in 1794 and 1796. The reference to Taplin was just to encourage sales; the author may have read Taplin but he bears no other connection to The Gentleman's Stable Directory. As well as providing numerous receipes, the author gives advices on the tricks of dealers....more

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Price: £750

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1792

Stock Number: 64725

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