4to, pp. i: , 512, , ii: 376, , 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.
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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.
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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