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MODERN PRACTICAL FARRIERY
Written by W.J. Miles; J.I. Lupton. Illustrated by Benjamin Herring.
Stock no. 2123937
Published by William Mackenzie. Circa 1880. Almost very good condition.
Large format. Leather spine and corners; raised bands to spine, with gilt title. A complete guide to all that relates to the horse. Its history, varieties, and uses - breaking, training, feeding, stabling, and grooming - how to buy, keep and treat a horse in health and disease, etc. Complete System of the Veterinary Art, as at present practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London. With numerous illustrations and a series of anatomical plates, engraved from original drawings from nature by Herring. To which is added an Essay on the diseases and management of cattle, sheep, and Pigs by Lupton. 12 colour plates and frontis. Covers are heavily marked with some scuffing. Damage to spine, which may have been partially repaired; split all the way down front edge, which appears to have been re-glued. Joints are cracked. Foxing and some grubby margin marks. Damp marking to top of some page margins.
LECTURES ON THE ELEMENTS OF FARRIERY
Written by Charles Vial De Sainbel.
Stock no. 584183
Published by Charles Vial De Sainbel. 1st 1793. Very good condition.
Lectures on the Elements of Farriery, or the Art of Horse-Shoeing and on the Diseases of the Foot Designed Chiefly for the Use of the Pupils of the Veterinary College London. B/w frontis representing 3 topics, listed as separate plates. No. I a groom holding a horse's foot, No. II the Veterinarian explaining to the Farrier the natural shape of the foot and the form of a shoe proper for it, No. III Ignorance running away with a mask in her hand. Plates I is a large folding b/w plate showing the joints of the leg. Plate II shows hooves and shoes. The book was originally issued with 6 model plaister hooves and 6 model brass shoes. xii + iii + 202 pages. Modern full brown calf binding with raised bands to spine, gilt decorations and borders. Black leather title labels to spine. The author was the inaugural professor of the Royal Veterinary College. Plates lightly foxed. Inscription to verso of last blank page reads 'For Some Excellent Remarks on this work see the monthly review for December 1793'. A superb binding. Please note this copy does not have the associated models.