Le parfait mareschal, qui enseigne a connoistre la beauté, la bonté et les défauts des chevaux, les signes & les causes des maladies, lew moyens de les prévenir, leur guérison, le bon ou mauvais usage de la purgation & de la saignée, la maniere de les conserver dans les voyages, de les nourrir, & de les panser selon l’ordre, la ferrure sur les desseins des fers, quie rétabliront les méchans pieds, & conserveront les bons, ensemble un traité du Haras, pour élever de beaux & bons poulains, & les precepts pour bien emboucher les chevaux, avec les figures nécessaires.

Paris, Gabriel Martin, Jean-Baptiste Coignard, Pierre-Jean Mariette, Hyppolite-Louis Guerin, 1744.

4to, pp. i: [6], 512, [10], ii: 376, [12], with engraved title and 2 copper-engraved plates (of which one folding); numerous woodcut illustrations, woodcut initials and ornaments; foxing and spotting, plates foxed, damp-stain to early leaves, otherwise a very good copy; contemporary French mottled sheep, spine gilt in compartments with gilt red morocco lettering-piece to one, board-edges roll-tooled in gilt, edges stained red, marbled endpapers, green ribbon place-marker; a little rubbed at extremities, endcaps chipped.

£475

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US $652€556

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Le parfait mareschal, qui enseigne a connoistre la beauté, la bonté et les défauts des chevaux, les signes & les causes des maladies, lew moyens de les prévenir, leur guérison, le bon ou mauvais usage de la purgation & de la saignée, la maniere de les conserver dans les voyages, de les nourrir, & de les panser selon l’ordre, la ferrure sur les desseins des fers, quie rétabliront les méchans pieds, & conserveront les bons, ensemble un traité du Haras, pour élever de beaux & bons poulains, & les precepts pour bien emboucher les chevaux, avec les figures nécessaires.

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Later edition in the original French of ‘this classic in the field of horse medicine’ (Dejager). OCLC records only two copies (Sainte-Genevieve and École nationale vétérinaire de Toulouse).

Cf. Mennessier de la Lance II, p. 524-527; cf. Dejager, pp. 394-403; not in Dingley.

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