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Large hardback, 12 x 9.5 inches. Quarter bound in black morocco leather to spine and corners and black textured cloth boards. Gilt lettering and decorative banding to spine. Light brown endpapers, red speckled page egdes. In very good condition. Some general rubbing to boards and handling marks to cover. Endpapers clean, no penned inscriptions. Some dark staining to edge of frontis plate, some minor spots to title page. Some minor spots and occasional marks to inner plates and pages. Else overall a very clean and tight copy. 538 + 96pp + index. Illustrated with 18 colour and 27 B&W full-page plates. A comprehensive book on the horse. Covers all aspects of the use and management of various types of horses in different circumstances. Beginning with the history of the horse and covering the different breeds and horses bred for work and racing, the author concern for the wellbeing of the animals is evident. There are tables of race winners up to 1892 and descriptions of race courses. A fascinating book from the time when horses were the main transport and motive power.
Title: Modern Practical Farriery. A Complete System of the Veterinary Art, as at Present Practised at the Royal Veterinary College, London. Including practical Treatises on Cattle, Their Management in Dairy, field and stall, by John Walker... Pasture by Preston... Sheep by Scott... and The Diseases and Management of Cattle, Sheep and Pigs by J.I. Lupton.
Publisher: London, William Mackenzie, ca1892:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 83849
Keywords: HORSES. W.J.MILES, Modern Practical Farriery, Horse, History, Varieties, Breaking, Training, Feeding, Stabling, Grooming, Veterinary Art, anatomical plates, Diseases, Management, Cattle, Sheep, Pigs, race winners,