8vo, pp. [2 (blank)], , vii-xxi, , 7-1088; engraved frontispiece portrait with tissue guard, 15 woodcut plates (paginated 593-624) and 900 woodcut illustrations in text; occasional marks, very few marginal tears, short tear to p. 1075; publisher’s pictorial pebble-grained cloth, blocked in black and gilt, patterned endpapers; rubbed, spine sunned, sympathetically rebacked.
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The Art of Taming and Educating the Horse: A System that makes easy and practical the Subjection of wild and vicious Horses, heretofore practiced and taught by the Author as a Secret, and never before published, indorsed by leading Citizens and Committees of Experts in the principal Cities and Towns of the United States as unqualifiedly the simplest, most humane and effective in the World with Details of Management in the Subjection of over forty Representative vicious Horses, and the Story of the Author’s personal Experience, together with Chapters on Feeding, Stabling, Shoeing, and the practical Treatment for Sickness, Lameness, etc., with a large Number of Recipes heretofore sold as great Secrets.
Second edition of Magner’s much expanded work on horse taming and training. Promoting techniques similar to the Rarey method, the text is closely based on the New System, though with substantially more material and illustration.
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