Mr. Gibson’s short practical Method of Cure for Horses, extracted from his new Treatise on their Diseases, and fitted for the Pocket, with Notes of Reference to the Original, to which is added an Appendix concerning the right Method of Firing of Horses, Shoeing, &c., by his Son … illustrated with ten Copper Plates, representing the most remarkable Cases, with an alphabetical List of all the Drugs used in the Medicines contained in this Treatise, and an alphabetical Index of the Diseases, with the Remedies adapted to each Disease.

London, A. Millar, 1755.

8vo, pp. [12], 249, [11], with 10 copper-engraved plates; minor foxing, repaired tear to H3; uncut in later blue paper boards, roughly opened; a very good copy.

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Mr. Gibson’s short practical Method of Cure for Horses, extracted from his new Treatise on their Diseases, and fitted for the Pocket, with Notes of Reference to the Original, to which is added an Appendix concerning the right Method of Firing of Horses, Shoeing, &c., by his Son … illustrated with ten Copper Plates, representing the most remarkable Cases, with an alphabetical List of all the Drugs used in the Medicines contained in this Treatise, and an alphabetical Index of the Diseases, with the Remedies adapted to each Disease.

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First abridged edition of Gibson’s New Treatise, published by his son and assistant of the same name, who had taken over the father’s practice upon his death in 1750. Concluding the preface to his New Treatise, written some four days before his death, William Gibson the elder wrote: ‘I have educated my son William, with an intention to succeed me in my business, he having been constantly employed in it for these fifteen years past; and I hope, and am indeed persuaded, he will give universal satisfaction’.

Only one copy could be traced at auction.

ESTC N26402; Dingley 291; not in Mellon; not in Dejager.

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