FIRST BOOK ABOUT HORSES PRINTED IN MARYLAND

The Citizen and Countryman’s experienced Farrier, containing: I. the most best approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purginng, Scowring, and Cleansing of Horses, also choice Restoratives to chear the Heart, procure an Appetite, and to clear the Lungs and Pipes, so as to strengthen Wind, and give large Breath to the Running or Race-Horse; II. a certain sure Method to know the true State of any Horse’s Body, as to Sickness or Health; III. the true Shape of a Horse explained, with choice directions for Buying; IV. an experienced and approved Method for Raising of Horses, as to Ordering, Keeping, &c., also Mares, Colts, and Stallions; V. a sure and certain Rule to know the Age of any Horse, from one Year to ten, with good Observations as he further advances in Years; VI. The best and experienced Way of Keeping the common Hackney, or Hunting Horse, so as to keep him lively, cheerful, free from Colds, Strains, Windgalls, and gross Humours; VII. an approved Method of Purging, Bleeding, and Feeding Cattle, with choice approved Receipts for the Diseases they are incident to, with Signs to know the Disease, and Directions for the Use of Medicines; to all which is added a valuable and fine Collection of the surest and best Receipts in the known World for the Cure of all Maladies and Distempers that are incident to Horses of what Kind soever, with Directions to know what is the ailment, or Diseases.

Baltimore, Samuel Sower, 1797.

12mo, pp. viii, 9-317, [3 (blank)]; small woodcut diagrams in text; foxing and a few creases, dust- and damp-staining to final leaves, small hole (5 mm) to 2B5-6; contemporary speckled sheep, spine gilt-ruled in compartments, gilt red morocco lettering-piece to one, sewn two-up on 2 sunken cords; sympathetically rebacked in calf with spine-piece partially relaid, boards rubbed and bumped with minor losses, damp-stains; front free endpaper inscribed ‘Mortons Book, baught at John Dickeys Sale, McConnellsburg 1842'.

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The Citizen and Countryman’s experienced Farrier, containing: I. the most best approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purginng, Scowring, and Cleansing of Horses, also choice Restoratives to chear the Heart, procure an Appetite, and to clear the Lungs and Pipes, so as to strengthen Wind, and give large Breath to the Running or Race-Horse; II. a certain sure Method to know the true State of any Horse’s Body, as to Sickness or Health; III. the true Shape of a Horse explained, with choice directions for Buying; IV. an experienced and approved Method for Raising of Horses, as to Ordering, Keeping, &c., also Mares, Colts, and Stallions; V. a sure and certain Rule to know the Age of any Horse, from one Year to ten, with good Observations as he further advances in Years; VI. The best and experienced Way of Keeping the common Hackney, or Hunting Horse, so as to keep him lively, cheerful, free from Colds, Strains, Windgalls, and gross Humours; VII. an approved Method of Purging, Bleeding, and Feeding Cattle, with choice approved Receipts for the Diseases they are incident to, with Signs to know the Disease, and Directions for the Use of Medicines; to all which is added a valuable and fine Collection of the surest and best Receipts in the known World for the Cure of all Maladies and Distempers that are incident to Horses of what Kind soever, with Directions to know what is the ailment, or Diseases.

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First Baltimore (second American) edition, revised from Markham’s works for use in the United States. When first published in colonial-era Delaware, at Wilmington in 1764, the text was the first book on the selection, care, and racing of horse to be printed in America; this second edition is the first since the Revolutionary War, and the first book on horses printed in Maryland. Though derived from Markham’s treatises of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the text is much augmented by its editor, John Millis, with information from George Jefferies, a farrier in Bradford Township, and advice suitable for frontier conditions in America.

ESTC W41612; not in Dingley; not in Mellon.

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