Modern practical Farriery: A complete Guide to all the relates to the Horse, its History, Varieties, and Uses – Breaking, Training, Feeding, Stabling, and Grooming – how to buy, keep, and treat a Horse in Health and Disease, etc., etc., forming a complete System of the veterinary Art, as at Present practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London … with numerous Illustrations and a Series of anatomical Plates, engraved from original Drawings from Nature … to which is added an Essay on the Diseases and Management of Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs.

London, Glasgow and Edinburgh, William MacKenzie, [c. 1870].

4to, pp. 544, 96, vii, [1 (blank)], with additional title-page printed in red and black, colour frontispiece, and 47 plates, of which 18 printed in colour; very occasional marginal spotting, otherwise a very good copy; contemporary half red calf with pebble-grained cloth sides, borders roll-tooled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments with gilt green morocco lettering-piece in one, marbled edges and endpapers, sewn on 4 sunken cords with raised flat bands; a little rubbed at extremities with slight sunning and a few small marks, corners lightly bumped.

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Modern practical Farriery: A complete Guide to all the relates to the Horse, its History, Varieties, and Uses – Breaking, Training, Feeding, Stabling, and Grooming – how to buy, keep, and treat a Horse in Health and Disease, etc., etc., forming a complete System of the veterinary Art, as at Present practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London … with numerous Illustrations and a Series of anatomical Plates, engraved from original Drawings from Nature … to which is added an Essay on the Diseases and Management of Cattle, Sheep, and Pigs.

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Miles’s comprehensive and generously illustrated treatise on veterinary science. The text first appeared in sixteen monthly parts, issued between 1868 and 1869, before being published in several undated editions in quick succession, accompanied by plates by the sporting artist Benjamin Herring (1830–1871). According to Dingley, ‘numbers and states of plates were varied between editions, and both the distribution of the plates throughout the volume, and the order of binding the four sections and the Index etc appear to have been left to the discretion of individual binders’.

Cf. Dingley 457; not in Mellon.

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