A Manual of Modern Farriery; embracing The Cure of Diseases incidental to Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Swine, and Dogs; with Instructions in Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Fishing, ,and Field-Sports Generally: together with A Summary of the Game-Laws. Thomas Brown.

A Manual of Modern Farriery; embracing The Cure of Diseases incidental to Horses, Cattle, Sheep, Swine, and Dogs; with Instructions in Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Fishing, ,and Field-Sports Generally: together with A Summary of the Game-Laws

London: George Virtue, (1847). Leather_bound. Thick 8vo in contemporary mid-19th century fine binding, full black morocco ornately decorated in gilt and with owner's name stamped in gilt on front board, gilt stamped edges and raised hubs. No date but game laws at rear dated to 1847. Engraved first title page. 920 pp. with index. Frontispiece engraving "The Arab and His Horse", 18 full page engravings with tissue guards; these include "Parts of The Horse", "Skeleton of The Horse", "External Anatomy of Head of The Horse", teeth, muscles, joints, fore-legs, hock-joint, bones of the head, etc; also various horse shoes and shoeing tools; head of the sheep; the final four plates show numerous examples each of artificial flies used in angling, totaling 56 individual examples. A tight, bright example, some offsetting to the endpapers and foxing to the frontis, first title page and tissue guard. Text block is generally clean and bright, bit of foxing to the plates and facing tissue guards. There is a small, semi-transparent mid-19th century ownership label from a Philadelphia veterinary surgeon on foot of spine An absolutely lovely example. (images available to the seriously interested). Fine. Item #E15515B

Price: $325.00

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