12mo, pp. viii, 9-332, , [3 (blank)]; a little foxed; contemporary speckled sheep, spine gilt-ruled in compartments, gilt yellow morocco lettering-piece in one, edges speckled, sewn two-up on sunken cords; rubbed and scuffed with losses at extremities, surface painted over.
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The Citizen and Countryman’s experienced Farrier, containing: I. the most and best approved Method of Ordering, Dieting, Exercising, Purging, Scowering, and Cleansing of Horses, also choice Restoratives to cheer the Heart, procure an Appetite, and to clear the Lungs and Pipes, so as to strengthen the 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 his Sickness or Health; III. the true Shape of a Horse explained, with choice Directions for Burying; 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 Recipts 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 Disease.
Undated Chambersburg edition. Among the most popular farriery manuals in America, the Experienced Farrier remained in print almost a century after its first appearance, with this Chambersburg edition following those of Wilmington and Baltimore. Intended, like its predecessors, for the common farmer ‘who is scarcely able to read’, the present edition adds for the first time German names for plants and chemicals for medicines ‘so that you may not be at a loss to obtain the ingredients’ (p. vii).
Though an issue dated 1839 is most common, Thomas J. Wright seems to have published the text throughout the 1830s.
Cf. Dingley 423 (1839 edition); not in Mellon.
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