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.
Added to your basket:
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.
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.
You may also be interested in...
FREE WILL, PROVIDENCE: THE EARLY FRAMING OF A PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUE PROSPERUS AQUITANUS (Prosper of Aquitaine).
First edition of the collected works of the Early Christian author Prosper of Aquitaine (390–465), a disciple of St Augustine and the first continuator of Jerome’s Universal Chronicle.
In the King’s Bench. Between Thomas Redford, plaintiff; and Hugh Hornby Birley, Alexander Oliver, Richard Withington, and Edward Meagher, defendants, for an assault on the 16th of August. Report on the proceedings on the trial of this cause at Lancaster … and the judgement of the Court of the King’s Bench in Easter Term following … Taken from the short-hand notes of Mr. Farquharson.
First edition of this report of the private prosecution brought by Thomas Redford, a hatter from Middleton and a flag-carrier at the St. Peters Field meeting , against members of the Yeomanry, including Hugh Hornby Birley who led the charge. It contains numerous eyewitness reports of the Peterloo massacre. The suit failed, representing the final exoneration of Birley.