8vo, pp. xvi, 581, , [2 (publisher’s advertisement)], with hand-coloured folding frontispiece and 2 folding plates; numerous woodcut illustrations in text; a very good copy in later nineteenth-century half calf with pebble-grained cloth sides, spine gilt in compartments with 2 black morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges, buckram end-bands, non-pareil marbled endpapers; a little rubbed at extremities with a few minor scuffs.
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Veterinary Surgery and Practice of Medicine, or Farriery taught on a new Plan, being a familiar Treatise on all the Diseases and Accidents to which the Horse is Liable, the Causes and Symptoms of Each, and the most approved Remedies employed for the Cure in every Case, with Instructions to the Shoeing-Smith, Farrier, and Groom, how to acquire Knowledge in the Art of Farriery, and the Prevention of Diseases, preceded by a popular Description of the animal Functions in Health, and showing the Principles on which these are to be restored when Disordered … second Edition, improved.
Second edition of a pseudonymous work on veterinary medicine. Though recorded on the title as ‘John Hinds, veterinary surgeon’, the author is identified as John Badcock (fl. 1810–1830), a little-known writer who had pursued a journalistic career over the previous two decades, specialising in sporting works. From 1827, when the first edition of Veterinary Surgery appeared, all his publications related to horses, with revised editions of Osmer’s Treatise and Thompson’s Rules for bad Horsemen both issued in 1830.
Whether Badcock, most likely native to Devon, ever in fact practised or trained as a veterinary surgeon is not known.
Not in Dingley.
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