12mo, pp. vi, -20, 232, with 15 stipple-engraved plates (of which 4 hand-coloured), with a duplicate of pl. 9; pl. 6 pt. 1 as frontispiece; foxing and thumbing, tear to a6; contemporary calf, borders roll-tooled in gilt, spine gilt in compartments with rules and centre-pieces, gilt red morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers; rubbed, split to upper joint, losses to tail-cap and one corner; manuscript veterinary remedies in a contemporary hand.
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A Compendium of the veterinary Art, containing an accurate Description of all the Diseases to which the Horse is liable, their Symptoms and Treatment, the Anatomy and Physiology of the Horse’s Foot, Observations on the Principles and Practice of Shoeing, on Feeding and Exercise, the Stable, &c.
First edition of one of the first works on ‘the veterinary art’. With the formalisation of the increasingly academic subject of equine medicine and the foundation of the Royal Veterinary College in the late eighteenth century, the term ‘veterinary’ soon supplanted ‘farriery’, first appearing in the titles of books in 1802 (the same year as Blaine’s Outlines of the veterinary Art).
Dingley 665; not in Mellon.
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