8vo, pp. , 376, , with folding frontispiece and six engraved plates, of which 5 folding; very occasional light foxing, several plates subtly reinforced; a very good copy in recent calf retaining contemporary English blind-panelled calf sides, spine gilt-ruled in compartments with gilt brown morocco lettering-piece in one; a few contemporary English annotations.
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The compleat Horseman, or perfect Farrier, in two Parts: Part I. discovering the surest Marks of the Beauty, Goodness, Faults, and Imperfections of Horses, the best Method of Breeding and Backing of Colt’s, making their Mouths, Buying, Dieting, and otherwise Ordering of Horses, the Art of Shoeing, with the several Sorts of Shoes, adapted to the various Defects of bad Feet, and the Preservation of Good, the Art of Riding and Managing the great Horse &c.; Part II. contains the Signs and Causes of their Diseases, with the true Method of Curing them … abridged from the Folio done into English … with the Addition of several excellent Receipts, by our best Farriers, and Directions to the Buyers and Sellers of Horses. The second Edition corrected, illustrated with several Copper-Plates.
Second abridged edition of The compleat Horseman, as translated and augmented by Hope. Though published in smaller format as a popularly affordable edition of Solleysel’s work, the octavo retains the large folding illustrations, reengraved.
ESTC N4888; Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 527; cf. Dingley 580 (1702 edition); not in Dejager.
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